NOTRE DAME, Ind. - For the first time in program history, two teammates scored their 1,000th career point in the same game for the Saint Mary's basketball team. Krista Knapke and Eleni Shea both hit the 1,000 career point plateau in the fourth quarter, but the Belles could not overcome the deficit down the stretch in a 68-51 final against Trine.
Knapke and Shea become the second set of classmates to reach the 1,000 career point club for the Belles. The other pair - Kelley Murphy and Patsy Mahoney, Class of 2012 - hit the milestone in separate seasons to make Knapke and Shea's accomplishment truly unique for the program. The duo are the 12th and 13th players from the Saint Mary's basketball program to reach 1,000 career points.
Eleni Shea led all players in the game with 20 points and four steals while also pulling down six rebounds. Knapke narrowly missed out on a double-double with nine points and nine rebounds, which moved her into fifth place all-time in career rebounds. Kelsey Ronan chipped in eight points, and Erin Maloney added seven points. Maddie Kohler shared game-high honors with four assists on the night.