Saints Recognize Most Influential Women’s Basketball Players and Men's Basketball Seniors

fluerDuring the February 4th games against Barton, the Saints women's and men's basketball programs recognized some of their most influential contributors.

Senior Night for Men's Basketball

The February 4 men's basketball game against Barton was not only the last regularly scheduled home game of the season, it was also senior night. Prior to the game, the Saints recognized the contributions of three seniors, Brandon Long, Nick Debnam and Jarrell Douglass.

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30 Most Influential Saints Women's Basketball Players

In honor of the 30th anniversary season of women's basketball at Limestone, the Saints recognized the 30 most influential players in the history of the program during the February 4 game against Barton.

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Alicia Coaxum (1982-85)
The Saints original low post presence, Coaxum was a 6-0 post player that anchored the middle for the first three years of the program after transferring from North Greenville. A native of Moncks Corner, S.C., Coaxum was a force to be reckoned with. She averaged13.7 points and 10.1 rebounds in 23 games in 1983-84 and improved on those numbers as a senior. Iin 1984-85, she started all 27 games and averaged 11.1 points and 8.1 rebounds while notching 32 steals and nearly a block a game with 26.

Marcye Davis (1982-87)
As a 5-5 freshman from Duncan, S.C., Davis was the first player ever recruited when the team formed in 1982-83. Following a redshirt year, she remained a member of the team until 1987. As a senior in 1986-87, Davis averaged 9.6 points, 3.8 rebounds, 1.6 steals and 3.6 assists.

The previous season she averaged only 6.9 points but averaged 1.7 steals and 4.1 assists in 26 games, 21 of which were starts. She was the first true point guard and floor leader in the program's history.

Janet Jones (1982-86)
A 5-8 forward from Spartanburg, S.C., Jones was an original member of the first women's basketball team in program history. She delivered her best season as a senior when she started all 28 games and averaged 10.3 points, 8.7 rebounds, 1.9 steals and 1.7 assists, all from the forward position.

A consistent force in the paint throughout her career, Jones finished with marks of 5.4 points and 6.5 rebounds in 24 games as a junior and 13.9 points and 8.3 rebounds as a sophomore.

Kristi Kerns-Parris (1982-86)
A member of the Limestone athletic Hall of Fame, Kerns was a member of the first women's basketball team in program history in 1982. She played four years through 1986 and helped lead the Saints to an impressive 86-47 victory over USC-Aiken in the program's first ever contest.

Kerns helped the team to the first 20-plus win season in 1985-86 and was instrumental in Limestone women's basketball posting a 65-37 overall record during her four years.

Jan Martin Stoudemire (1982-84)
A two-sport student-athlete for Limestone, Jan Martin played four years of softball (1981-84) and two years of basketball (1982-84) for the Saints.

A member of the first two women's basketball teams in Limestone history in 1982-83 and 1983-84, she helped the team to a 15-7 overall record in its first year before averaging 4.6 points, 1.3 rebounds and dishing out 63 assists in 23 games for the 1983-84 team that went 12-11. That season she started 21 games and finished with a .390 field goal percentage and .692 free throw percentage. She is a member of the Limestone College Athletic Hall of Fame.

Angela Wimphrie (1983-87)
Known for her endless hustle, Wimphrie joined the team in 1983 and left an indelible mark over the course of her career. Over her final three years, she started 81 of a possible 92 games, playing in each of the team's contests during that time. As a senior, she posted averages of 15.0 points and 7.0 rebounds while dishing out 54 assists and notching 53 steals. This was after delivering 11.6 points and 4.8 rebounds in 28 games and starts as a junior. She also averaged 9.6 points and 5.6 rebounds as a sophomore.

Wimphrie quickly established herself as a power player in the paint and helped anchor that area for the Saints over the course of her career. She is currently the ninth all-time leading scorer with 1,125 points and 10th all-time in rebounds with 543.

Barbarette Sellers (1984-86)
Sellers played only two years for Limestone but what a two years it was. She led the team in scoring both seasons and was also a force in the paint. She averaged 13.6 points and 5.6 rebounds in 1984-85 before jumping up to 16.4 points and 6.9 rebounds as a senior in 1985-86. That season, she helped lead the team to its first 20-plus win season as the Saints posted a 20-9 record. She led the team in scoring 15 times and rebounding nine times.

Pam Wade (1986-89)
Played three seasons for the Saints and made the most of each of them, finishing with career totals of 1,697 points, 859 rebounds and 167 steals. Those rank as the third, second and sixth highest totals in program history, even after 20 years. During her career, Wade scored 30 or more points nine times and holds seven of the top 10 scoring performances in team history. That includes a career-high 44 points against Claflin on January 30, 1988.

She also recorded the most rebounds in a single season with 330 in 1986-87 and finished with the fifth most steals with 80 in 1987-88. Each of her three season point totals ranks among the top four highest in program history with a high of 579 in 1988-89.

Tonya Byrd (1989-93)
Byrd played four seasons for the Saints from 1989-93 and was a versatile member of the team. As a sophomore she posted marks of 4.8 points, 1.7 rebounds and dished out 37 assists while coming away with 22 steals. In her junior season, Byrd played in 29 games, making 23 starts. That year she averaged 4.9 points, 2.2 assists and 1.8 rebounds.

Anissa Hill (1989-93)
An electric scorer, Hill starred on Saints teams from 1989-93, finishing with 1,783 points which is still the second highest total in program history. Not just a scorer, she hauled in the fourth highest total rebounds with 748. Hill is currently four all-time in steals with 61 and 10th in blocks with 40.

On December 5, 1992, she scored the fifth most points in team history with 37 against Barber-Scotia and totaled two single season scoring marks that still rank within the Top-10. In 1990-91, Hill notched 490 points (7th all time) and 471 in 1992-93 (9th).

Patrena Wilson (1989-93)
One of the most accomplished players in Limestone history, and likely the best defensive player, Wilson finished her career with 1,444 points, 851 rebounds, 61 blocks and an amazing 552 steals. She is the Saints all-time steals leader (313 more than No. 2), is second in rebounds and fourth in scoring and blocks. Her four season steal totals are the four highest in the program record book with marks of 155 (1992-93), 151 (1991-92), 128 (1990-91) and 118 (1989-90).

She scored what is now the eighth highest single season point total in 1991-92 with 489 and dished out 98 assists a year earlier, a figure that ranks as the 10th most in a season. In 1992-93, she helped lead Limestone to an NAIA District 6 Runner-Up finish. She is a member of the Limestone College Athletic Hall of Fame.

Marcia Wideman (1990-94)
Wideman delivered 923 points and 634 rebounds over the course of her career, playing in 107 games with 84 starts. The rebound total is seventh all-time while she made the fifth most starts and eighth most appearances over her four years.

As a senior, she averaged 10.7 points (253 total) and 6.5 rebounds, marks which were good for second and first on the team. In 1992-93, she helped lead the Saints to an NAIA District 6 Runner-Up finish.

Natalie Cacciatore (1992-95)
A dependable member of the Saints early to mid-90's teams, Cacciatore excelled on defense. She finished her career with 174 steals, which currently ranks as the fifth most in program history. In her first year, she helped lead the Saints to an NAIA District 6 Runner-Up finish before appearing in all 29 games as a sophomore. That year she averaged 6.0 points (173), 4.8 rebounds (139, 63 offensive) and 1.5 steals (42).

As a junior Cacciatore played in 27 games, starting 26. She averaged 9.7 points (263), 5.7 rebounds (154, 69 offensive) and 2.3 steals (63).

Tiffany Huggins (1996-2000)
An amazing all-around player, Huggins finished her career with 1,327 career points and 239 steals in 97 games, 90 of which were starts. She is second in steals, fifth in scoring and fourth in career starts. She was a consistent threat throughout her career with point totals of 333, 370, 283 and 341 beginning in her freshman year. That season she also averaged 4.7 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 2.2 steals. As sophomore she was third in rebounding at 4.4 and led the team in steals with 61 (2.4)

She continued to be a force to be reckoned with over her final two seasons, with team-leading marks of 15.7 points and 2.9 steals as a junior and 13.1 points, 5.5 rebounds, 2.5 steals and 4.0 assists as a senior.

Felicia Hallums (1998-2002)
Easily one of the most accomplished players in program history, Hallums is the Saints all-time leading scorer with 1,887 points and leading rebounder at 988. She is third in steals with 238 and is the schools all-time leader in field goal percentage (.585) and games started (93).

A two-time First-Team All-Carolinas-Virginia Athletics Conference selection and one time Second-Team choice, Hallums delivered one of her best seasons as a junior in 2000-01. That year she averaged 19.9 points and 10.4 rebounds, which were good for 14th and 15th in the nation, respectively. Her totals of 575 points and 303 rebounds from that season are both the second most all-time while her shooting percentage of .622 is the highest by a Saint. As a senior, she helped Limestone to its only trip to the conference championship game.

Tabitha Kephart (1998-2001)
Until just last week, Kephart was the Saints all-time leader in assists when she was passed by current senior Lauren Pace. She is currently second in that category as well as made three-pointers with 179. For her career, she shot .765 from the free throw line, a mark that is fourth all-time, and is ninth in games started (68) and steals (159).

A versatile player, Kephart also appears in the single season records with the third and fourth highest three-point totals (69 in 1998-99 and 62 in 2000-01) while leading the team in three-pointers in each of her three seasons. She is also fourth in single season assists with 139 in 2000-01 and sixth with 105 in 1998-99.

Tierney Pugh (1999-2002)
A three-year member of the Saints, Pugh is eighth on the all-time scoring list (1,136), fifth in rebounds (742) and the all-time leader in blocks (97). Playing in 79 games, 68 of which were starts (ninth all-time), Pugh is seventh in all-time career field goal percentage with a mark of .503.

Her seasonal records include 274 rebounds (fourth) and 50 blocks (second), both of which came in 2000-01, and 269 rebounds (sixth). She helped guide Limestone to their only appearance in conference championship game in 2000-01.

Brenda Wofford (2000-02)
Wofford transferred to the Saints from USC-Spartanburg (now USC-Upstate) and, despite battling injuries in both of her seasons, made her mark on the program. She helped lead Limestone to the 2000-01 Carolinas-Virginia Athletic Conference Championship, still the only one in team history. That season she played and started in 18 games while averaging 15.0 points (270) per game. As a senior she averaged 11.5 points (253) while playing in only 22 games and making 15 starts.

Shell Lowrance (2002-05)
Lowrance essentially played just two years for Limestone, missing a majority of her final season. In those two years, she compiled 941 career points and earned Second-Team All-Conference recognition in 2003-04. She led the Carolinas-Virginia Athletics Conference in scoring both of those seasons.

As a freshman she played in 25 games, starting 24, and averaged 18.1 points (452), 2.1 assists (53) and 3.6 rebounds (90) before improving on those numbers as a sophomore. In 2003-04 she posted marks of 18.8 points (471), 4.8 rebounds (119) and 2.3 assists (57). That season she played in 25 games with 22 starts and had a streak of 24 consecutive games with double-digit scoring. Her single game performance of 33 points at North Greenville on February 7, 2004 still ranks as the 10th highest scoring output in team history.

Monica Adams (2004-08)
Monica Adams was a force on offensive, defense and on the glass throughout her four-year career. She is currently fifth all-time with 60 career blocks, sixth with 725 rebounds and seventh in points with 1,146. Each of those is the third most since the program moved to NCAA Division II. Her field goal percentage of .549 is tied for second highest in team history.

For her career, Adams played in 112 games, second most all-time, and made 75 starts, which is the seventh most all-time. Her 249 rebounds and 25 blocks in 2005-06 are the 10th and eighth most for a single season while her .592 field goal percentage in 2006-07 is the fourth highest single season mark. She earned Carolinas-Virginia Athletic Conference Honorable Mention in both 2005-06 and 2006-07.

Melissa DeVore (2004-06)
A tremendous playmaker, DeVore was one of current head coach Corey Fox's first big recruits and continues to serve on his staff. In only two years, she scored 689 points and made her mark on the record books with a pair of career marks.

She is currently third all-time in free throw percentage with a mark of .783 and is fifth in assists with 277. The latter total is the fourth highest of any player since Limestone made the transition to NCAA Division II in the 1990's. Her 170 assists in 2005-06 is still the most in a single season while the 105 she dished out as a junior is the sixth best.

In 2004-05, DeVore shot .829 from the line and that ranks as the second best in team history. She closed out her career with an impressive 15.8 points and incredible 5.9 assists per game as she fueled the Saints offense.

Tiffany Jones (2004-08)
One of 10 women's basketball players to score over 1,000 points in a career, Jones was a threat both to knock it down from deep or pass it off to a teammate for the score. Finishing her four-year career with 1,065 points, the 10th most all-time, she is also sixth all-time with 274 assists, a .715 shooting percentage from three-point range and 90 career three-pointers.

Jones is also second with 112 games played and seventh with 83 starts. She also racked up a pair of marks in the single season record book. Her .365 shooting percentage from beyond the arc is the 10th highest in program history as is her 98 assists during the 2005-06 campaign.

Joedana Pirtle (2004-06)
A true long-range threat, Pirtle's records for shooting prowess are still peppered throughout the Saints record book. The fourth all-time leading three-point shooter in program history with a mark of .369, she also nailed down the fifth highest single season mark at .409 in 2005-06. Her 45 threes from that season is the ninth most.

As a junior, Pirtle started all 27 games with averages of 5.3 points, 4.0 rebounds and 1.8 assists before starting all 29 games as a senior and averaging 6.8 points, 4.0 boards and 1.8 assists. For her career, she started all 56 games.

Blanca Gonzalez (2006-09)
A tremendous shooter, Gonzalez appears in the Saints record book numerous times while essentially playing only two seasons after appearing in just three games as a senior. She scored 784 points, largely from beyond the arc and the free throw line. She currently ranks fifth in free throw shooting (.763), seventh in three-point percentage (.328) and ninth in total threes (85) in the career record book.

For single seasons marks, Gonzalez is eighth in three-pointers (46 in 2008-09) and ninth in free throw percentage (.779 in 2006-07). She capped her career by averaging 13.9 points as a senior. During her career, she was named All-Conference Honorable Mention following the 2006-07 and 2008-09 seasons.

Ariel Lyons (2006-08)
The team's playmaker at the end of the last decade, Lyons dished out 240 assists for her career which is the ninth most all-time. Her 156 assists in 2007-08 is the second highest single season total in team history while her 66 steals from that same season are the 10th most.

In her first year as a Saint, Lyons averaged 5.2 points, 4.3 rebounds and 3.1 assists while starting 25 of 27 games before increasing those marks to 7.4 points, 3.9 rebounds, 5.2 assists and 2.2 steals during an impressive senior season. That year she was an All-Conference Honorable Mention selection.

Lindsay Kyle (2006-08)
An impressive long range shooter, Kyle provided the scoring on two of the teams from the late 2000's Limestone teams. In her first season, she averaged 12.0 points (335), 5.2 rebounds (146) and shot .374 from beyond the arc. The latter is still the seventh highest mark in team history.

As a senior, she led the team in scoring at 9.5 points per game (294) and added 4.1 rebounds (126), garnering All-Conference Honorable Mention honors.

Brittany Miller (2008-10)
The heart and soul of the team, Miller was a force to be reckoned with in the paint during both of her seasons as a Saint. As a junior in 2008-09, she averaged only 6.1 points (172) but ripped the glass for 6.2 boards (175) while starting 25 of 28 games. As a senior, Miller started all 28 games and finished with averages of 4.4 points (123) and 5.7 rebounds (159).

Lauren Pace (2008-Present)
An incredible playmaker, Pace has recently become the Saints all-time leader in assists with 336 and is fifth in program history with 87 career starts. Over the course of her four-year career she has played in 98 games and totaled 680 points.

Her 115 assists in 2009-10 are the fourth most in a single season in Saints history while her 110 career steals is the eighth highest since the team transitioned to NCAA Division II in the 1990's.

Tia Williams (2009-Present)
The quintessential all-around player, Williams has excelled both on offense and defense during her three years. She has scored 766 points, dished out 207 assists and come away with 165 steals for her career. The steal total is eighth all-time while she is only 13 assists shy of breaking into the Top-10 in that category. She is one steal away from moving into seventh all-time.

Her 123 career three-pointers is the fourth most in Limestone history and her 77 starts rank as the eighth highest. Pace is third in career three-point percentage at .370 and ninth in free throw percentage with a mark of .702.

Maria Young (2009-Present)
One of the most prolific scorers in program history, Young currently has career averages of 16.3 points, 3.8 rebounds, 1.0 blocks and 1.8 assists through slightly less than three seasons of action. The deadliest shooter the Saints have ever had from beyond the arc, she became the program's all-time leader in three-point makes earlier this season and has 186 for her career. She also knocked down a single season record 80 threes in 2010-11 and is seventh all-time with 47 blocks and eighth in career free-throw percentage at .711.

Against King on November 29, 2011, Young dropped 39 points, which is the fourth highest single game total in program history and the most in the NCAA Division II era. Her 526 points last season rank as the fifth highest total ever and the second highest in the D-II era while her .430 percentage from beyond the arc that same season is the second highest ever.