Ashley Dolberry Reaches 1,000 Point Milestone
January 17, 2013
Written By: Kyler Ludlow, Graduate Assistant for Athletic Communications
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – With a 19 point performance on the road last Saturday, Ashley Dolberry became just the second Palm Beach Atlantic Sailfish women’s basketball player to top the 1,000 point plateau in program history.
The chances of Dolberry reaching the coveted mark looked bleak against the No. 21 Rollins Tars at halftime. The senior attempted just four shots before the break, scoring only two points. The second half was a different story though, with Ashley leading a PBA comeback, shooting 5-of-10 from the floor and a perfect 7-for-7 from the free throw line.
Dolberry hasn’t just excelled on the court in her time at Palm Beach Atlantic. The senior Biology major has a cumulative grade point average of 3.96, proving the old adage that the “student” is the first and most important part of a student-athlete.
“The thing that is most impressive is that she’s been able to do it with three different coaches and three systems,” head coach Carlos Palacio stated, “She’s had to change her style of play almost every year she’s played, and yet she still has the chance to become PBA’s all-time leading scorer. It has been a blessing to coach her this season.”
Dolberry’s remarkable swansong has a chance to end in dramatic fashion. With nine games left in her career, Ashley has a chance to top the Palm Beach Atlantic women’s basketball all-time scoring record of 1,127, held by Hall of Fame Class of 2010 inductee, Jo-Jo Vital-Herne.
Dolberry and the Sailfish hit the road to take on Florida Southern as part of a double-header against the Moccasins, starting at 2 P.M.