Goss joins 1,000-point club at Johnson C Smith

From staff reports

Former Morrow High School standout Lauren Goss became the 13th women's basketball player at Johnson C. Smith University to score 1,000 points in a career Monday evening.

The junior scored 12 points as the Lady Golden Bulls beat Allen University.

"I think it is a great accomplishment for me," she said.

Goss is currently sixth in the CIAA in scoring (16.2 points per game) and is among league leaders in field goal percentage, free-throw percentage, blocked shots and rebounding.

"She has been a steady force for us offensively," Johnson C. Smith head coach Vanessa Taylor said.

Goss also had a big game recently with a victory over Fayetteville State, scoring 12 points and grabbing 12 rebounds. The victory put the Lady Golden Bulls in a tie for first place in the league with Fayetteville State.

Goss is a 2001 graduate of Morrow and is among the leaders in career points with 1,086.

She averaged 19.0 points per game and scored 551 points her senior at Morrow. She was named the News-Daily's Southern Crescent Player of the Year that season.

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