Brett de Bear, Plymouth senior, scored 47 points last week in MIAA league play, moving her up to fourth place on Albion’s career scoring record. She is averaging 14.7 points per game this season, which is the second highest in the MIAA.
She had no idea that this was a possibility coming into the season.
“I didn’t even know I was going to hit 1,000 points but then in Puerto Rico with the team, I saw a tweet that said there might be a milestone tonight because Brett de Bear has 20 points to go,” said de Bear.
de Bear has a pretty good chance of moving up even further on the list because if she scores 33 points in the next three games, she will move into third place on Albion’s career scoring list.
She has always taken basketball very seriously.
“I want to leave the underclassmen with a sense of how important this team is to me,” de Bear said. “Basketball has essentially been my life since I got to Albion.”
Taking basketball seriously at home wasn’t difficult for de Bear. She comes from a family with a big passion for basketball.
“My dad and brother both really like basketball and my dad was my coach for a while,” de Bear said.
The Albion College women’s basketball team (7-15, 3-10) has three games left this season. De Bear is sitting with 1,182 points throughout her career, and has three games left to move into third all-time.
A total of 33 points against Alma, Hope and St. Mary’s will get her into that third spot. Let’s hope that more Albion College records are broken by the end of the season.
Photo via Gobrits.com