(Johnson, Vt.)- Senior forward Kaitlin Myers (Dannemora, N.Y.) surpassed the 1,000 point plateau in her career scoring a season-high 28 points leading the SUNY Canton women’s basketball team to a 79-62 win over Johnson State College Tuesday afternoon in Vermont.
Myers entered Tuesday’s contest 18 points shy of the mark, and after scoring 16 points in the first half sank a jumper with 18:29 left in the second half to reach the incredible milestone. Myers transferred from SUNY Cobleskill, where she amassed 585 points during her two stellar seasons with the Tigers and during her first year with the Roos she led the squad with 353 points and entered this season with 938 career points. Myers has led her team in scoring in two of the Roos first three games and on Tuesday she was a perfect 9-for-9 from the free throw line against the Badgers and also pulled in 13 rebounds for her second double-double this season.
SUNY Canton (2-2) shot a season-high 50 percent from the field and the 79 points was a also a season high. The Roos built a three-point margin, 14-11, just over three and half minutes into the contest but a 17-4 surge pushed the visitors lead out to 16 at 31-15 capped by a 3-point field goal from junior Alicia Uhlein (Watertown, N.Y.). SUNY Canton would take that same 16-point cushion into halftime leading 44-28 at the intermission.
The Roos lead swelled to 23 points early in the second half, but the Badgers would claw their way back into the game slashing the lead down to 60-54. Myers scored a bucket and knocked down four consecutive free throws to help push the lead back to double-figures and the Roos cruised to the 17-point win.
Uhlien finished with 11 points, five rebounds and five assists. Freshman Karyss Terrance (Hogansburg, N.Y.) added nine points and six rebounds and freshmen Brianna Sayer (Hermon, N.Y.) and Megan Morrow (Gouverneur, N.Y.) scored six points apiece.
Mary Richardson and Brittany Robertson dropped in 22 points apiece to lead Johnson.
The Roos will continue their six-game road swing on Tuesday, Nov. 27 when they travel to Cobleskill for a 5 p.m. game.