National scoring leader Scheele poised for record
Courtesy of Edgewood College, Sports Information Department
MADISON, Wis. -- Edgewood College senior Megan Scheele will enter tomorrow night's women's basketball game against Rockford College with a chance to make history. With 1,839 career points, Scheele needs just 16 more points to break Deb Boomsma's 18-year-old all-time school scoring record.
Boomsma (now Cuprey) scored 1,854 points from 1987 to 1991. Scheele stands a reasonable chance to pass Boomsma, an Edgewood College athletic hall of fame member, during Wednesday night's game at the Todd Wehr Edgedome. Tipoff for the potential record breaking game is set for 7:00 p.m. The game can be heard live on the internet at EdgewoodCollegeEagles.com.
Scheele has also ascended to the top of the NCAA Division III national scoring list for the second time in her career. She began the week in second place, trailing Brianna Peterson of Catholic University (D.C.) who averages 22.4 points per game. However, Scheele's season-high 29-point performance in the Eagles' win over Alverno College on Monday night pushed her average to 22.7 points per game and past Peterson who doesn't play again until Saturday.
Last season, Scheele spent two weeks in December as Division III's leading scorer. The D3Hoops.com fourth team all-American finished the season ranked fifth in the country, averaging 21.8 points per game.