Kennedy Poised To Surpass Point Mark


Shannon Kennedy is 13 points away from tying the St Clair career points record, currently held by Sara Lesvesque. Kennedy will try to break the record on 6 February 2016 at home against the Lambton Lions.
Photo by Ian Shalapata.

By Ted Beale

(WINDSOR, ON) – St Clair’s 3rd-year guard Shannon Kennedy has been steadily climbing the scoring chart for the women’s basketball team and, with a few more points, will become the Saints all-time leader.

Kennedy, who graduated from the Early Childhood Education program at St Clair last spring, is currently studying in the Educational Support program and needs just 14 more points to pass Sara Levesque’s total of 1,226.

Levesque played four seasons from 2007-2011 and averaged 13.3 points per contest and amassed the record in 92 games. Kennedy is looking to better the mark in fewer games and is averaging 14.4 points per outing while sitting at just 84 games played.

Last season, Kennedy was named the St Clair Team MVP while leading the Province in scoring. For her efforts, she was recognized as a West Region 1st Team All-Star, OCAA Player of the Year, and a CCAA All-Canadian Selection.

Kennedy owns the school record for most 3-pointers in a game with 7, which she has done on two occasions. In her rookie season in 2013-14, she helped the team to an OCAA Provincial Bronze Medal after being named Rookie of the Year and a West Region 1st Team All-Star.

Kennedy will see if she can eclipse the 1,226 mark on Friday when the Saints host Lambton College at the SportsPlex with tip time at 6:00pm.

See below the top 10 list of scorers from St. Clair College Women’s Basketball.

Rank Player GP Pts. Avg. Years
1 Sara Levesque 92 1,226 13.3 2007-11 (4)
2 Shannon Kennedy 84 1,213 14.4 2013-Present
3 Sarah Stevens 91 1,193 13.1 2007-11 (4)
4 Debbie Cowgill 56 1,126 20.1 1978-80 (2)
5 Kim Pawluk 76 989 13.0 2001-05 (4)
6 Kelly Rizea 131 912 7.0 2009-14 (5)
7 Brenda Mullins 62 897 14.5 1981-84 (3)
8 Raquel Burke 47 840 17.9 2001-02, 03-04 (2)
9 Jaide Lyons 62 814 13.1 2012-14, 2015-Present
10 Leslie Poisson 76 808 10.6 1979-82 (3)

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