All eyes were on Melody Young this afternoon as the Penn State DuBois women's basketball team took to the court to host Penn State Scranton. On this senior night, Young was not only playing in her last home basketball game of her 4-year career, but she was also about to become the first women's basketball player in Penn State DuBois history to enter the 1,000-point club.
Needing only 2 points to reach this milestone, Young's team mates wanted to find her early to ensure the goal was reached. In fitting fashion, fellow Senior Kristen Williams found Young posting up, and threw a perfect entry pass. Young took one power dribble, turned, and scored not only the first bucket of the game, but a bucket that will stick in the Penn State DuBois history books for all of eternity.
Penn State DuBois had all the lift they needed after that bucket, and went on to win the game, 88-58. Williams went on to have a great night on this her senior night as well, as she scored 16 points and dished out 8 assists. Sophomore Cierra O'Shell led all scorers with 20.
Young not only became the leading scorer for the women's program, but earlier in the season she also became the leading rebounder in program history as she has tallied 842 rebounds. With 2 regular season games left to play, and not mentioning any post season play, Young still has time to get those numbers even higher.
Young also is one of the all-time leaders in kills on the volleyball team, as well as a key asset to the softball team.
The women's team will go on the road for 2 more conference games this week before seeding takes place for the PSUAC Championship Tournament.