Posted: Jan 9, 2013 10:21 PM by Derek Buerkle - KPAX Sports
Updated: Jan 10, 2013 6:59 AM
MISSOULA - The senior class for the Lady Griz has seen plenty of success in four years, and now they're starting to rack up some pretty impressive numbers.
Kenzie De Boer joined teammate Katie Baker in the 1,000 point club last week. The guard from Lynden, Washington reached one grand in a loss at Eastern Washington on Thursday and then poured in 25 points, leading the way to a win at Portland State.
She now ranks 27th all time in Montana scoring. And although De Boer can still climb up several more spots, she appreciates the achievement.
"It's awesome. It's a great accomplishment," said De Boer. "I definitely feel honored to have gotten to that point. And I've been blessed with a lot of playing time all four years of my career. And I mean, yeah it's great. It's a good accomplishment for me individually."
"I think she has gotten better every year," said head coach Robin Selvig. "The thing I like to say about players is they are good on both ends of the floor. She certainly has been. She shoots a little better percentage. She doesn't take as many bad shots. She's a real good scorer. And so she's just continued to get better, and she's playing the best basketball of her career right now."
De Boer has dominated on defense for years. Now she's also leading the Lady Griz in scoring, at over 14 points a game. Montana will come back home this week, and host North Dakota Thursday at 7 p.m. in Dahlberg Arena. The Grizzly men spend that same night in Grand Forks battling UND.