Senior point guard Deana DiAmico scored her 1,000th collegiate career point Monday night against Rutgers-Camden University.
DiAmico is the first 1,000-point scorer for women’s basketball team since Erin Crawford accomplished the feat during the 2001-02 season. DiAmico led her team to victory by scoring a season-high 27 points.
“I’m very proud of her career here at Cabrini, she’s had to play many different roles over her time at Cabrini and she has always adjusted well,” Deana’s mom, Sheila DiAmico, said.
Coming into Monday’s contest DiAmico was 27 points shy of reaching the 1,000 point platuea. She was 3-for-8 from three-point land and was 14-16 from the free throw line.
DiAmico reached 1,000 points with 2:56 remaining in the game when she hit a pair of free throws after being fouled. She is averaging a career-best 12.7 points per game this season. Over her career she has started 99 of 103 career games and was named to the Colonial States Athletic Conference First Team last year while helping her team to a conference championship.
“I credit a lot of my success to my teammates over the past four seasons and I couldn’t of accomplished any of this without them,” DiAmico said.
Before Cabrini, Deana attended the Ursuline Academy in Wilimington, Del. Deana was also a 1,000-point scorer in high school where she won two state championships. While there she was also a three-time first team all conference honoree and was selected to All-State first team as a senior. She also helped lead her team to four straight conference championships.
As for the season, the Cavaliers extended their win steak to five games with the dominating 70-50 win over the slumping Rutgers-Camden squad, which is now on a 15 game losing steak. The Cavaliers had a suffocating full-court defense all game which helped lead to 23 turn-overs for the oppositon. The win improves the streaking Cavaliers to 12-7 overall and they remain 8-2 within conference play. The lady Cavs face two huge rematches in the near future with games against Neumann and Gwynedd Mercy; both teams defeated Cabrini earlier in the season and are currently ahead of them in the CSAC standings.
“We have to step up our game and play together as a team to defeat both of those teams,” Kara Hinkelmon, sophomore forward, said.