Journal Archive > 2002 > February

Basketball milestone

Goodman at 1,000Éand counting

Junior forward Emily Goodman became the seventh player in Tufts women's basketball history to score 1,000 points in her career on January 22 at Clark University.

Entering the game with 999 points, she scored a minute in for the basket that reached the milestone. The Jumbos lost the game, 76-62 in double-overtime, but Goodman added some heroics to her special night. Clark led by as many as 11 points in the second half, but the Jumbos fought back to tie the game at 52-52 on a Goodman lay-up with two seconds remaining. A last-second lay-up by Tufts freshman Krissy Nierenberg put the game into a second overtime, where the host Cougars pulled away.

Goodman is the first Jumbo to reach the 1,000-point milestone since Jodi Beach in 1995. With 1,018 points following the loss to Clark, Goodman is tied for sixth on the team's all-time list with Paula Moss (1978-82). Teresa Allen (1985-89) is the team's all-time leading scorer with 1,257 points. Goodman, who reached 1,000 in 60 career games, is on a pace to break that record during her senior season. She's averaging 17 points per game for her career.

"We're barely half way through her junior season, and she's already at 1,000," said Head Coach Janice Savitz. "She scores on a variety of post moves and gets to the free throw line and makes her free throws. She's a great scorer, and 1,500 points is within her reach."