Parker Sets Single-Season Scoring Record
February 10, 2014
Written By: Kyler Ludlow, Graduate Assistant for Athletic Communications
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – Saturday afternoon saw one of Palm Beach Atlantic women’s basketball’s longest-standing records fall when senior Kasie Parker scored 27 points and brought her season total to 477.
With an average of 19.9 points per game (which puts her in the Top 30 of scoring average in all of NCAA DII), Parker surpasses the record of 451 set by Dena Davis in the 2000-01 season.
Parker, a Chuluota, Florida native, transferred in to PBA for one final season after seeing sparing amounts of playing time at NCAA Division I St. Joseph’s University, and has led the Sailfish in scoring from day one.
Head Coach Carlos Palacio said, “We knew Kasie had the ability to score and this team needed that from her, but what she has done offensively this year has been nothing short of amazing.” He added, “To be able to come home to Florida and play in front of her family and have the opportunity to showcase what everyone knew she was capable of has been special. She has earned this and we have been blessed to have her as part of our team.”
Kasie has moved on to PBA’s All-Time Scoring List, currently sitting at ninth with two games to play. She also is nearing the record for most steals in a season, needing eight more to take down the record of 85 set by Lynsey Poole in the 2008-09 campaign.
Parker had this to say about breaking the thirteen year old record:
“It feels fantastic. Coming in to the season I had a goal for myself to break a record of some sort, I didn’t necessarily care what it was. I was aiming for the steals record but as the season progressed I found out I was close to breaking the scoring record. Being counted on for my scoring and having teammates who had faith in me means the world to me. It feels good to reach my goal and come through for them on most nights.” She added, “Coming from my background of very little playing time (at St. Joseph’s), leading the team in scoring was an awesome breakthrough for me.”
Parker and fellow seniors Jaz Green, and Becki Meerbeek will play the final home game of their careers on Wednesday night against Barry University, beginning at 5:30 PM.