DETROIT, Mich. -- With a layup at the 7:38 mark of the first half Wednesday (Jan. 23) at Lawrence Tech, Mustangs' senior forward Keara Marks (Detroit, Mich./Renaissance) made history by becoming the all-time leading scorer in the 10-plus year history of women's basketball at Marygrove College.
The bucket against the Blue Devils propelled Marks past former Mustang Amanda DeGain and lifted her into first place on the all-time scoring list with over 1,325 career points.
Despite early foul trouble in the weekday Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference (WHAC) contest, Marks finished the Jan. 23 tilt with a game-high 21 points to go along with seven rebounds. Currently, Marks is on track to shatter the Mustangs all-time rebounding record after corralling another seven boards in the narrow 67-65 loss to Lawrence Tech.
This season, Marks is averaging 18.1 points per game – which is good for 13th in NAIA Division II and is less than a point behind the WHAC's leading scorer, Abbey Hengesbach, from Concordia University-Ann Arbor. As of Jan. 24, Marks sits among the top 30 in NAIA Division II in six categories (offensive rebounds per game, points per game, steals per game, total rebounds, total scoring, and total steals).