NewsDyaisha Fair Tops Brittney Griner On NCAA All-Time Scoring List

Dyaisha Fair Tops Brittney Griner On NCAA All-Time Scoring List

by Cedric ‘BIG CED’ Thornton

Congratulations are in order!

Dyaisha Fair, who plays for the Syracuse University women’s basketball team, has just surpassed WNBA player Brittney Griner to enter fifth place on the women’s NCAA career scoring list.

Fair, who entered the game needing only four points to overtake Griner on the top-five scoring list, did so while beating Virginia in an 85-79 win on Sunday, Feb. 25. She took over Griner’s position in the second quarter. In scoring 23 points, she is now the fifth top-scoring women’s player in NCAA history.

Fair’s last regular season game with Syracuse is on Thursday, Feb. 29, against North Carolina State; after that, the playoffs begin.
After the game, she spoke about reaching the feat as a young girl from the northern city.

“Coming from Rochester, it’s not the easiest place, you know, to get from, to get out of it,” Fair said. “To start from there and be able to prove everyone that doubted me before I got here, to prove them wrong and to get here, and be a part of the culture of what Coach Jack instills in her players has made me realize that over time. There’s always light on the other side, and no matter what, if you keep working, you’ll reach it.”
After the next game, she can still add to her total when the playoffs start.

The Orange is ranked at number 17, and Fair will be able to add to her total during the ACC Tournament.

Source: Black Enterprise

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