Dudley racks up the LIU records

The Long Island University record book for women’s basketball continues to fill up with a familiar face.

Tamika Dudley (Woodbridge ’99) established her fourth school record Saturday when she became the school’s all-time leading scorer, passing Kim Mac Millan, who played at LIU from 1999-2002. The senior finished with 23 points in the Blackbirds’ 53-41 win at Robert Morris.

Dudley set the record by sinking a free throw with 2:19 left in the first half. Dudley has totaled 1,578 points.

The 5-foot-9 forward then tied a fifth school mark Monday when she played in her 111th career game, tying her with Jineea Butler (1993-97), Dudley will move into first place by herself today when LIU plays Monmouth.

A two-time all-Northeast Conference selection and the conference player of the year last season, Dudley is currently averaging 14.8 points and 9.4 rebounds for the Blackbirds (8-13 overall and 6-5 in the NEC).

David Hooper (Gar-Field ’01) scored a career-high 24 points Wednesday in Navy’s 64-61 loss to American. Hooper’s point total was the highest by a Navy freshman since 1995 when Michael Heary scored 31 points against Army.

Hooper had the hot hand, especially from 3-point range, converting six of his nine attempts. It was his first game back since spraining his left knee in practice Jan. 25.

Matt Hilleary (Seton ’99) helped keep Catholic unbeaten in the Capital Athletic Conference and record its sixth straight 20-win season by scoring 18 points Wednesday in the No. 4 Cardinals’ 62-58 win over No. 25 Mary Washington in a Division III game.

The 2001-02 CAC player of the year also had six rebounds as Catholic improved to 20-2 overall and 11-0 in the CAC.

On Saturday, Hilleary recorded his fourth double-double (points, rebounds) of the season when he had 25 points and 12 rebounds in the Cardinals’ 96-59 win over Marymount.

For the season, Hilleary is averaging a team-high 17.1 points per game and a team-high 7.6 rebounds per game.

Marymount junior guard Joel D’antignac (Osbourn ’00) was one of four players to reach double figures Wednesday in his team’s 71-66 CAC win over St. Mary’s. D’antignac finished with 13 points, seven rebounds and four assists.

Teammate Joaquin Jackson (Gar-Field ’00) played, but did not score against St. Mary’s. He is averaging 5.0 points per game this season, while D’antignac is averaging 5.1 points per game.


Byron Binda (North Stafford ’01) picked up his first win of the season, tossing 2 1/3 innings of relief in a 4-3 Coastal Carolina victory over Western Carolina Sunday. Binda, who was a Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American last season, allowed only two hits and struck out three in that game.

On Tuesday, Binda had another effective outing in relief, going three innings with one allowed hit and four strikeouts against UNC-Wilmington. Binda did not get the decision, but Coastal Carolina won the game 4-3 in 13 innings.

David Fawcett’s They’re In College Now column appears Fridays in the Potomac News & Manassas Journal Messenger. Reach him at [email protected] or at (703) 878-8052.

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