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Tara Fields Inducted into Basketball 1000 Point Club

Byline: Ji yoon Shin

Posted: March 2, 2012

Cheers filled the gym as the basketball swished through the net during Tara Fields ‘13 second foul shot. The referees called a brief time-out so Fields could be honored for her achievement. Fields and her friends, who wore white tops and pants for the "white out," cheered and the white wave of Wilson spectators cheered with them.

The basketball team played against Keuka College on Sat, Feb. 4 at 1:00pm in the Field House. The game ended with a score of 39-70.

Field scores 1000 points for the Phoenix

It was during this game that Fields scored her 1,000th point playing for the Phoenix.

"I was excited and nervous because 1,000 points is a big accomplishment that I thought I would never achieve. And the people on the wall are big names. I am honored to be in the same club with my coach," says Fields.

Wilson's long history in the 1000-point club

Head Basketball Coach, Angie Grove ‘00, was actually the first person to be inducted into the 1,000 point club, which began in 2000. Alumni Grove, Theresa Phelps ‘01, Doris Zimmerman ‘03, and Dana Bennett ‘08 are the only other basketball players inducted into the 1,000 point club. The names of the club members are hanging on the banner next to the scoreboard in the gym.

Vanessa Whitfield ‘14, team captain, had the team’s top rebounds of the game with six total, while Fields was the top scorer with 23 points.

"Keuka was one of the best teams that we played against, but we played hard. I am satisfied with the way we played together," said Whitfield. The opponent, Keuka College, ranks second in North East Athletic Conference.

The goal of the season was to win and lose an even amount of games. However, they could not accomplish this with their 2-19 season record.

"They should be proud of themselves that they have won two games this year, and we are looking forward to next season and getting more players in and continuing to build our program," says Grove.

Last Updated: March 2, 2012