It had only happened once in the first 29 seasons of Northeast Conference women’s basketball, but Jasmine Nwajei has done it twice in a two-week span.
Wagner’s junior guard eclipsed the 50-point mark for the first time on January 24, pouring in a #NECWBB single-game record 53 points against Sacred Heart.
Eight days after surpassing Mount St’ Mary’s legend Kim Rhock (50 pts – Feb. 8, 1990) for the top spot on the league’s single-game scoring list, the 5-foot-8 Nwajei piled up 52 points in an overtime victory at St. Francis Brooklyn (Feb. 1).
Her latest binge was enough to boost her season scoring average to 27.7 ppg and move her past Washington’s Kelsey Plum and into first place on the NCAA Division I leader board.
Since stepping foot on Wagner’s picturesque Staten Island campus, Nwajei has been a point-scoring machine. The New York City product began the first Seahawk ever to reach the 1,000-point mark as a sophomore.
Continuing her climb up Wagner’s all-time scoring chart, Nwajei stands one spot away from the top. With 1,816 career points, Nwajei needs to score only 20 more to surpass Stephanie Samuels who tallied 1,835 from 1982-86.
She is the 11th woman in #NECWBB history to reach the 1,800-point mark and is only six points from cracking the Top 10.
The Staten Island Advance’s Cormac Gordon was present for Nwajei’s 32-point performance in a 70-53 victory over SFBK on January 26 and proceeded to pen a telling feature story on the Seahawks and their sensational scorer.
— NCAA Women’s BKB (@ncaawbb) February 4, 2016
— NCAA Stats (@NCAAStats) February 3, 2016
Nwajei was also the subject of a NEC Front Row video feature piece, which you can watch below…
“For The Love of the Game”