Joplin, Mo. — The Missouri Southern men’s and women’s basketball programs have had career-highs reached this season as an individual from both teams has reached the 1,000 point plateau in their careers.
Elyjah Clark, a junior and Chelsey Henry, a senior, both went over 1,000 career points this season.
Clark, an Edmond, Okla. native, hit his milestone against Minnesota – Crookston on November 22 as he scored 18 points against the Golden Eagles. He currently has 1,183 points and sits in 12th place all-time on the scoring list at MSSU. Next up for him on the list is Russel Bland who has 1,271 points in 11th-place.
Clark is a deadly three-point shooter and is second all-time in career three-pointers with 246 made threes, just 19 behind the all-time leader, Austin Wright, in that category. Clark has broken the single-season mark for three-pointers made in each of his first two years with 89 as a freshman and 110 as a sophomore.
Henry, a Neosho native, went over 1,000 points in a game against Illinois-Springfield on December 19 when she scored 22 points. She currently is in 13th-place all-time on the scoring list for MSSU and is just two points shy of Caryn Shumaker (1,113) for 12th-place.