By BRIAN CUNNIFF
Lower Cape May Regional graduate Lauren Holden reached a rather significant milestone Sunday afternoon.
Holden, a senior point guard on the Division I Fordham University women’s basketball team, scored the 1,000th point of her college career in the team’s 72-50 loss at Dayton. She went past the 1,000-point mark on a step-back three-pointer from the top of the key in the first quarter.
Holden finished the game with seven points and two assists while playing a team-high 39 minutes.
Holden is averaging 8.9 points per game for the Rams (12-7 overall, 3-2 Atlantic 10). She leads the team in free-throw shooting at 89.3 percent, is second on the team in minutes per game at 38.4 and three-point field goals with 32 and is third on the team in assists with 46.
Holden has scored in double figures in seven of her last nine games.
Fordham is next in action Thursday at Rhode Island.
Holden is a 2015 graduate of Lower Cape May. She led the Tigers to the program’s only South Jersey championship as a senior. Holden finished her high school career with 2,476 career points, good for second all-time among Cape May County high school girls basketball players.
Holden is majoring in communications and is on track to graduate from Fordham this spring.