1,000 points in the bag for DiCecco

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Suffolk women’s basketball player Jenni-Rose DiCecco became a part of the 1,000-point club last Wednesday at Fitchburg State, becoming only the 15th person to do so.

DiCecco managed to rack up 408 points her freshman year while starting all 28 games. Toppling that, her sophomore year, DiCecco scored a total of 460 points and started all 27 games which was more than most of her teammates.

The Rams got off to a quick start in their game against Fitchburg State, jumping out to a 34-12 lead by the end of the first quarter. By the end of the second quarter, DiCecco was only two points short of the 1,000 point milestone.

It was at the beginning of the third quarter that Dicecco scored her 1,000th point, becoming the 15th player in Suffolk women’s basketball history to accomplish the feat and the first junior to do so since Jennifer Ruys in 2013. She was one of the quickest players at Suffolk to reach 1,000 points scored.

“It was an unbelievable feeling when I scored my 1,000th point. It is honestly an indescribable feeling,” said DiCecco. “It was overwhelming and exciting all at the same time.”

By the end of the night, DiCecco finished with 22 points, 7 rebounds, five steals, two assists and one block. It was the team’s 4th straight win against the Falcons.

DiCecco is a junior at Suffolk, majoring in sociology with a concentration in criminal justice and a minor in government. She has been playing basketball for as long as she remembers.

“I’m pretty sure I learned about basketball before I could even walk,” said DiCecco.

Coming to Suffolk was an easy pick for the point-guard.

“I picked Suffolk mainly because of location. I never had a dream school so I wasn’t picky about where I went, but for me Suffolk had it all,” said DiCecco. “It is close to home, I love the city and I got to keep playing the game I love.”

The women’s basketball team is doing well this season with an overall record of 5-3. The team has scored a total of 500 points with 64 points per game and 12 assists. While they have yet to play a game in their conference, the team will face some of this competition come January.

“Our team is doing really good, as the season continues and the wins come, you can tell how much more we are meshing together,” said Dicecco. “We have a special bond this year and I think our chemistry off the court is helping us on the court.”

Thursday, December twelfth at 5:00 p.m. Suffolk women’s basketball will be playing at home vs Bridgewater State University.