Rowland tops 1,000 boards
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Senior MacKenzie Rowland entered glorified territory within the Queens College women’s basketball archives midway through the fourth quarter of Saturday’s comfortable 71-51 victory over LIU Post, securing her 14th rebound of the game to become the third player in program history to surpass 1,000 points and 1,000 rebounds in her career.

Down 60-35 with just over seven minutes to go in the game, LIU Post’s Kylie Garrett drove hard to the basket, jumping away from the rim to get her shot off only for Rowland to engulf the attempt, notching both a block and a rebound.

The rebound vaulted her into the exclusive company of Knights’ greats Carolyn Burke and Shonda Holder, who each surpassed 1,000 points and 1,000 rebounds during their respective careers.

Beyond her joining the Queens College record books, Rowland led the Knights in both scoring and rebounding with 19 points and 17 boards for her ECC-leading eleventh double-double of the season.

After today’s game, she boasts 1,502 points and 1003 rebounds for her career.

Madison Rowland and Merrick Rowland were the two other Knights in double-figure scoring, with 17 and 14 points, and seven rebounds apiece.

The win stretches Queens College’s streak to six and increases their lead in the ECC standings with an 8-1 conference record and a 14-3 overall mark.

On January 11, Madison Rowland became the fourth women’s basketball player in East Coast Conference history to score 2,000 points, and only the second to break through the barrier in a Queens College uniform, during a 75-40 win over Daemen College.

“I’m so proud that she represents me out there,” Coach Bet Naumovski said prior to the game. “I’m so proud that she plays for Queens College, that I have a chance to coach her. What she’s doing is outstanding; it is history breaking.

“Everything she accomplishes, she deserves,” added Naumovski. “And probably even more.”
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