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March 10, 2005
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Bowing out in style

Three players who defined Memorial basketball in the 21st century have reached the end of stellar five year stints with the Sea-Hawks. Amy Dalton and Jenine Browne are in Winnipeg for the Canada Interuniversity Sport championships. Jeff Saxby’s career ended at home last weekend.

All three have etched their names on the record books, and in the hearts of Sea-Hawks’ fans.

Dalton and Browne were both named to the AUS first team all-stars this year.

Awards and accolades are nothing new for Jenine Browne. This season, she led the conference in scoring with an average of 22.5 points per game, while also averaging 6.4 rebounds and 2.5 assists per game. It is worthy of note that Browne puts up these solid numbers while averaging just over 30 minutes a game.

This final season marks a milestone for Browne as she became only the second player in Canadian university history to score over 2,000 points. She finished her career with 2,028 points in regular season play over five years. Along the way, she was named an AUS all-star for all five years, AUS defensive player of the year 2002-2003, AUS Most Valuable Player 2002-2003, 2003-2004, AUS Rookie of the Year 2000-2001 and a three-time All-Canadian. Browne will also leave behind a number of records as she winds up her career at Memorial. She holds the record for the most total points scored in an individual game (38), the most field goals made in a game (14), she also holds the record for most free-throws made in a season (141) and is ranked second overall for total points scored in a season. She also holds the career records for most free throw attempts (645), most free throws made (526), and scoring average (22.5).

During the regular season, Dalton led the country in assists with an average of 7.5 per game, was second in steals in the AUS, averaging 2.65 per game, and was a dominant force on the boards, averaging an even five rebounds and chipping in almost 12 points per game.

Dalton was an AUS second team all-star in 2002-2003 and an AUS first team all star selection in 2003-2004. She holds Memorial records for most assists in a game (14), and most assists in a single season (150). She is also ranked first in career assists at Memorial (548) and number one in career steals by any player, man or woman (237).

Jeff Saxby has also earned distinction as one of the finest players in the history of Memorial’s men’s basketball. He arrived at Memorial for the 1999-2000 season and under the coaching direction of Glenn Taylor, was named AUS Rookie of the Year. During the 2000-2001 season, Saxby emerged as a leader on the Sea-Hawks roster and was recognized as one of the best players in the AUS conference, getting the nod as a second team all-star. During 2001-2002, he was named a first team all-star and led the conference in scoring with a 23.3 points per game. Knee problems that got progressively worse forced him to the sidelines and to sit out the 2002-03 season. He returned to the roster in 2003-04, but only participated in nine games during the regular season.

This season, he returned to form, leading the team with 15 points per game, and was named second team all-star. Saxby finished his career as MUN’s all-time leading scorer.