It took a career-high total in her final regular season game of her four-year career, but ten assists by Jasmine Tate allowed her to lay claim to the Peru State women's basketball all-time career assists' top mark.

It took a career-high total in her final regular season game of her four-year career, but ten assists by Jasmine Tate allowed her to lay claim to the Peru State women's basketball all-time career assists' top mark.

The Fayetteville, N.C. senior, Tate tied the career mark, previously set by Alison Hill with 401 assists, on an assist dished out to Brittany Peterson (Orem, Utah), who hit a bucket in the paint to tie the game at 24-24 with 7:41 left in the first half.

Less than one minute later, after the Karlee Stuart (Las Animas, Colo.) grabbed an offensive rebound and got the ball to Tate. Again, Tate fed Peterson in the paint and she connected on a jumper with 6:47 remaining in the first half, tying the score at 26-26. This gave Tate her 402nd assist of her career, breaking Hill's mark which was set in 2004-2007.

Tate finished the game with ten assists, moving her leading total to 406. As the Bobcats earned a post-season tournament game, Tate will have an opportunity to build upon the total as they take on Mid-America Nazarene on Thursday.

Along with her top assists mark, Tate is also the all-time leader in career free throws attempted with 570. In addition, she moved into a tie for second for all-time career games played and will have sole possession of second place after Thursday night's contest. Tate will move ahead of DeeAnn Richardson who played for the Bobcats in 1997-2000.

Currently, Tate is also third in career free throws made with 307 and is fourth in career steals with 211.

 

Bobcat Women Seventh Seed in HAAC Basketball Tournament   he Peru State women's basketball team earned the seventh seed in the upcoming Heart of America Athletic Conference (HAAC) post-season tournament which begins Thursday, March 6.

The Bobcats earned the seventh seed after finishing in a three-way tie for seventh with Evangel University and Avila University. All three teams completed the conference regular season with 5-13 marks. Peru State owned the three-team tie break as they swept Evangel and split with Avila. Evangel gained the eighth seed having swept Avila during conference play.     The first round pairings, all of which will be played on Thursday night at the higher seed sites, are as follows:

#8 Evangel at Baker in Baldwin City, Kan.
#5 Missouri Valley at Benedictine in Atchison, Kan.
#6 Graceland at Central Methodist at Fayette, Mo.
#7 Peru State at MidAmerica Nazarene in Olathe, Kan.   All games begin at 7 p.m.   See more releases from the Peru State Athletic Department web site HERE.