Saturday, March 5, 2005
By Bob Heller
University of the Sciences in Philadelphia junior forward Leah Shumoski became the Devils all-time leading scorer with a 28-point effort in this afternoon’s 78-60 win over Bloomfield College in the CACC Semi-Finals held at Caldwell College.
Shumoski broke Chauntrelle Clayton’s mark of 1,352 career points with a basket at the 6:25 mark of the first half, her eighth and ninth points of the game and giving the First Team All-Conference forward 1,353 career points. Leah added another 20 points before the game concluded, propelling the Devils to the CACC final, finishing the game with 28 points. Shumoski now has 1,373 for her career.
Shumoski, a junior forward, entered the season with 884 career points in 56 games played. Currently, Leah has appeared in 88 career games for the Devils, averaging 15.60 points per game. This season, Shumoski is the second leading scorer on the Devils, averaging 16.9 points per game. Leah also leads the team in rebounding with 252 (8.7/gm) and steals (104), and is second on the team in assists with 90.
Shumoski also became the Devils all-time leader in free throws made, connecting on 10 of 11 in the game to give her 375 made free throws for her career. She surpasses Renee Chimock’s mark of 367 set from 1991-1995
Shumoski also ranks amongst the USP career leaders in steals (238, 3rd place); blocked shots (95, 2nd place); rebounds (728, 4th place) and assists (197, 8th place).
A former Marple-Newtown High School athlete, Shumoski is in her third season of play for the Devils. Leah is a Pharmacy major at USP and will graduate in 2007 with a Doctor of Pharmacy degree.