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20070305 Ashley Whisonant Reaches 1,000 Point Mark
Courtesy: Arizona Athletics
Release: 03/05/2007
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<P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /><st1:place w:st="on"><st1:City w:st="on"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Tucson</SPAN></B></st1:City><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">, <st1:State w:st="on">Ariz.</st1:State></SPAN></B></st1:place><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"> ? </SPAN></B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Junior Ashley Whisonant scored her 1,000<SUP>th</SUP> career point against Stanford in the second round of the Pac-10 Tournament on Saturday in the Wildcats season finale.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Whisonant finished with 18 points, vaulting her to 1,003 points in her career.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Whisonant hit a jumper at the 15:28 mark in the second half against the Cardinal to reach the 1,000 point milestone.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>She sank another on the Wildcats&rsquo; next possession at the 14:43 mark for 1,003 career points.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">The <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:City w:st="on">Bowie</st1:City>, <st1:State w:st="on">Md.</st1:State></st1:place>, native, needed just 93 games to reach 1,003 points, for a 10.8 points per game average.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>She becomes the 11<SUP>th</SUP> player in <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State> history to reach the 1,000 point milestone, surpassing Melissa Handley (1989-92) and her 1,000 career points for 10<SUP>th</SUP> all-time.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">The 5-foot-8 point guard becomes the fifth fast player in <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State> history to reach 1,000 points.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>As a senior next season, Whisonant will have a chance to break into the top five on the all-time scoring list.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P>
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