Holy Redeemer grad Alexis Lewis scores over 1,000 points at Iona

By Tom Robinson - For Sunday Dispatch
Alexis Lewis, of Pittston, Lewis passed the 1,000-point mark for her career at the National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I school. - Photo courtesy of Geraldo Rodriguez

Alexis Lewis picked up momentum as a career milestone approached in January.

Lewis is on a roll again in February.

After surpassing 20 points in the previous two games, the 5-foot-10 junior guard posted her second straight double-double and 11th of the season Thursday night to lead the Gaels of Iona College to just their second victory with a 55-31 rout at St. Peter’s.

Lewis went 7-for-13 from the floor, including 4-for-7 on 3-pointers.

A Holy Redeemer graduate who lives in Pittston, Lewis went on a similar streak last month as she approached and passed the 1,000-point mark for her career at the National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I school.

Lewis had scoring efforts of 19, 19 and 21 in the games that immediately followed her reaching the milestone with 13 points in a 74-38 loss to Quinnipiac University Jan. 6. The 21-point effort came Jan. 20 in a 70-48 loss to Siena on the day she was honored at Iona for reaching the 1,000-point club.

After starting every game last season and eight of the first nine this season, Lewis has come off the bench in 17 straight games. She has still played 32 or more minutes in 10 of the last 12 games, including one game where she played all but one of the 40 minutes and two where she played all but two.

Lewis leads the team with 14.4 points per game, 8.5 rebounds and 2.0 steals. She has been the team’s top scorer 16 times and leading rebounder 13 times.

In more than 31 minutes per game, Lewis is hitting 39.3 percent from the floor, 31.5 percent on 3-pointers and 69.7 percent from the foul line.

Lewis is 16th in school history with 1,180 points and is climbing up through the top 10 in career 3-pointers made and 3-point shooting percentage.

Last season, Lewis shot better percentages in each category while averaging a career-best 15.9 points, along with 8.3 rebounds. She was a first-team, All-Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference all-star.

Lewis was an MAAC all-rookie selection and conference co-Sixth Player of the Year award winner as a freshman when she averaged 8.8 points and 1.3 steals on a 26-win team.

At Holy Redeemer, Lewis became the Wyoming Valley Conference’s all-time leading girls basketball scorer, a Times Leader Player of the Year and an all-state selection.

Alexis Lewis, of Pittston, Lewis passed the 1,000-point mark for her career at the National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I school.
https://www.psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/web1_Lewis.jpgAlexis Lewis, of Pittston, Lewis passed the 1,000-point mark for her career at the National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I school. Photo courtesy of Geraldo Rodriguez

By Tom Robinson

For Sunday Dispatch

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