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Highlights 2000-2001

Cousar Sets Scoring Record

Some years back folks in the black community had a saying that went, "The truth is the light." One hearing the saying would reply. "Let it shine."  On the basketball court, Kendra Cousar is the truth, the whole truth.

A senior on the Benedict College basketball team, Cousar has been a beacon on the team. And, last Monday night (Jan. 29, 2001) in Concord, NC, she became the all-time career leader in scoring with 1,084 points.

Cousar, who is third on the all-time career rebounding list with 869, eclipsed the scoring record held by Kim Allen. Allen, the sister of Milwaukee Bucks' Ray Allen, set the record during the 1994-95 season with 1,081 points.

Cousar, who set a single season record in 1997-98 for most rebounds 287, is currently averaging 12.8 points a game and 10.1 rebounds. She also leads the team in blocked shots with 17.

Benedict Players Ranked by NAIA

Tawanda Crittington and Kendra Cousar, members of Benedict's women's basketball team, were ranked in the week of February 12, 2001 NAIA national Division I poll.

Crittington, a 6-2 forward from Brunson, SC, is second in field goal percentage, connecting on 116 of 180 shots for 64.4 percent. She is current second on the team in scoring with an average of 14.7.

Cousar, who recently became Benedict's career-leader in scoring, is rated 15th in rebounding with a 9.6 average. Cousar is also averaging 12.7 points a game and is the team's second-leader in blocks with 17 behind Crittington who leads with 23.

Benedict, which is 14-8 overall and 9-0 in the EIAC, received four votes in the ranking for the top 25 listing.

Benedict Ace to Play in All-Star game

Kendra Cousar, a center of the Benedict College women's basketball team, has been selected to play in this year's Black College All-Star Basketball Classic. The event will be held on Saturday, April 21, 2001 in Baltimore, MD in the Hill Arena on the campus of Morgan State University.

This game provides a showcase of talent from Historical Black Colleges. A few participants from the past few years have gone on to play professionally. The women's game will precede the men's game.

Cousar, a senior from Fort Lawn, South Carolina, is the Lady Tigers' all-time leading scorer with 1,233 points and the career leader in rebounds with 1,055. Both records were set this season and surpassed the records set by Kim Allen, who had 1,081 points and 1,034 rebounds. Allen is the sister of Ray Allen, who prepped at Hillcrest of Dalzell before playing at the University of Connecticut. He is currently a member of the Milwaukee Bucks (NBA).

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