1,000-point scorers Shanice Allen, Shannon Duer honored during halftime of women's basketball game

Shannon Duer and Shanice Allen receive balls during a halftime ceremony recognizing reaching the 1,000-point plateau last December.
Shannon Duer and Shanice Allen receive balls during a halftime ceremony recognizing reaching the 1,000-point plateau last December.

OLD WESTBURY, N.Y. — A pair of former NYIT women's basketball standouts received recognition on Wednesday for scoring their 1,000th career points as seniors during the 2016-17 season.

Director of intercollegiate athletics Dan Vélez presented Shannon Duer and Shanice Allen with inscribed basketballs recognizing their achievements during halftime of NYIT's women's basketball game against Mercy.

Duer scored the 1,000th point of her career on Nov. 20, 2016 against Felician. She ultimately appeared in 100 games for the Bears before having her senior season cut short due to a knee injury. In May, Duer received the East Coast Conference's Excellence in Community and Charter Award. She graduated in May with a degree in communication arts.

Allen's 1,000th point came on Dec. 31, 2016 against Saint Anselm. She went on to complete her NYIT career with 1,230 points, which ranks second only to Dina Ragab (1,565 points) in program history. A third-team All-ECC selection last season, Allen is due to graduate later this month with a degree in health sciences.

"It's always nice coming back, just seeing everyone, the same familiar faces," Duer said.

Allen is on campus on Mondays and Wednesdays until her graduation later this month.

"I peek in here once in a while to see how they're doing, in the training room and to come and watch the games," Allen said.