Sophia Aleksandravicius set the Davidson women’s basketball career points mark in a 87-46 win against Furman Jan. 15.The 6-foot-5 senior forward broke the all-time scoring mark with a first-half baseline jumper for her 1,512th points. Jennifer O’Brien (1996-2000) held the previous record (1,510).As a junior, Aleksandravicius earned Southern Conference Player of the Year and Defender of the Year honors on her way to leading Davidson to the SoCon regular-season title.The Pound Ridge, N.Y., native has been a consistent contributor for the Wildcats, averaging 14.1 points and 8.7 rebounds during her first three seasons at Davidson.Aleksandravicius led the team with 14.2 points and 10 rebounds a game through the Wildcats’ first 15 games.She was already the Davidson record-holder for career blocks and reboundsNorth’s Holden honoredNorth Mecklenburg officially renamed its gym floor “Leroy Holden Court” Jan. 18, honoring its longtime boys’ basketball coach and athletic director.Holden, who spent 40 years with Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, including 38 at North Meck, won 464 games in 25 years as the Vikings’ basketball coach.He retired from North Meck in 2009Holden was also inducted into the N.C. Athletic Directors Association Hall of Fame last year.Conference newcomer names football coachJay M. Robinson announced the hiring of new football coach last week.Robinson, which was 3-8 last season, will be led by 26-year veteran John Fitz as the Bulldogs move to 4A this upcoming season – and a league that also features A.L. Brown, Hough, Hopewell, North Meck, Mallard Creek, Vance and West Charlotte.Fitz, who replaces the retiring Bobby Cloninger, coached for 20 years at New Hanover High in Wilmington before spending the last six years at Catawba College, where he served as assistant head coach, offensive coordinator and special team coordinator.
Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013
Senior sets Davidson team points record
Aleksandravicius tops 1,510-point record set in 2000
Davidson's Sophia Aleksandravicius set the women's basketball program's career points record. COURTESY OF TIM COWIE - DAVIDSONPHOTOS.COM