Walnut Ridge, Ark. (WBCEagles.com) – On Saturday, January 18, senior forward for the Williams Baptist College Lady Eagles basketball team Cheyenne Childers scored her 1,000th career point to join an elite group of athletes at WBC.
The Cave City native's scoring total sits at 1,013 after a terrific three-game week of competition, which included her shooting 71 percent from the field. Childers had a rare perfect game against Missouri Baptist University, where she was 8-for-8 from the field, 2-for-2 from behind the arc and 3-for-3 from the free throw line.
Childers continued outstanding play by scoring 31 points in the next game, against Benedictine University-Springfield. Just one more point would have tied her career high.
The Lady Eagles were playing Hannibal-LaGrange University when Childers hit the 1,000-point mark. She finished the game with a team high of 18.
Childers is finishing her career on a high note, as she continues to raise her season and career average. This season, the senior is averaging a career-high 14.5 points per game.
"I wouldn't have been able to accomplish such a milestone without my present and past team," stated Childers.
Head Coach Carol Halford said, "It's always nice to have a student athlete like Cheyenne on the team. She has shown her leadership through the four years by being a consistent yet versatile player."
Childers will graduate this May with a degree in Liberal Arts. After graduation, she plans to get her licensure in education to pursue a professional career in teaching mathematics at the high school level.