When Dominique Lewis finished last Saturday’s game versus East Stroudsburg, she was three points shy of career number one-thousand. It took her 21 minutes on Monday’s game versus Philadelphia University to score three points, but a free-throw and a fast break lay-up one minute into the second half assured it. The crowd roared.After scoring the bucket, Lewis hustled back down court to play defense. When a ball traveled out-of-bounds, the PA announcer made the announcement, and Lewis was congratulated by Head Coach Deirdre Kane, teammates and coaching assistants. After receiving roaring applause from the crowd, Lewis ran over to the stands to receive regards and support from friends and family.
“I really didn’t know I was about to get it,” Lewis said afterward. “Someone said congratulations before the game. I was confused at first.”
Offensively, Lewis was lukewarm in the first half of Monday’s game versus Philadelphia. In the first half she shot 0-7 and 1-2 from the charity stripe. Going out of the half, she was two points short but made her first attempt and finished the game with 15 points.
“She’s our absolute leader.” Kane said. Lewis leads the young Lady Rams; eight of which are freshmen and ten of which are newcomers. Lewis is the only senior on the team.
Kane speaks of Dominique in such high praise off the court as well. “She’s brilliant,” coach Kane said after the game. “Not only on the court. She has a 3.75 GPA in English Literature as well.”
Despite her accomplishment, Lewis is still focused on her long-term season goals for Lady Ram’s basketball. “I want to win the PSAC title,” Lewis said. She’ll have to keep West Chester focused before three more consecutive PSAC East conference games, which could ultimately decide West Chester’s playoff chances.