Dunbar reaches 1,000 plateau in career points
Jan. 15, 2010
BELLINGHAM, Wash. - With 3:41 left in the first half of Thursday's women's basketball game at Western Oregon, Western Washington University junior guard Amanda Dunbar (Marysville/Marysville-Pilchuck) hit a 3-pointer to reach the 1,000-point mark in career scoring.
The trey gave her 24 points in the period and she finished with 32 in the Vikings' 79-53 victory, upping her three-year point total to 1,010.
Averaging 14.2 points in her 71 games to date, Dunbar is on pace to finish among the top three scorers in school history, a list which now includes three All-Americans - forward Jo Metzger (1977-81) at 1,990, center Gina Sampson (1992-96) at 1,786 and center Celeste Hill (1996-2000) at 1,658.
The 30-point performance was the second of Dunbar's career. Last year, she scored 37 points, the second most by a Western player, in a game at Northwest Nazarene.
In both of those 30-point efforts, Dunbar hit seven 3-pointers, her trademark. This season, she ranks among the top 10 nationally in NCAA Division II in 3-point accuracy at 50.6 percent (44-of-87), and has made 148-of-379 treys, 39.1 percent, during her career.
Dunbar is the 21st player in Western history and the 37th in Great Northwest Athletic Conference history to score 1,000 points.
But Dunbar isn't just a scorer. She is also averaging 3.4 assists this season, and leads the team in steals with a 2.3 average.
Western, 12-2 overall and leading the conference at 3-0, is at Saint Martin's on Saturday (7 p.m.).
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