There is little hope for opposing teams when it comes to stopping BR-3 Lewis Flyers’ Jamie Johnson and Mariyah Brawner-Henley. They can only hope to contain the duo for short portions of a game.
Earlier this month the two juniors scored their 1,000th points in the same game — a 93-57 victory over Truman State. During the contest, Brawner-Henley scored a game-high 27 points while Johnson tallied 18 to eclipse the mark.
The duo aren’t the only two on the roster to reach the milestone, either. Senior Jess Reinhart hit the mark last year and head coach Lisa Carlsen accomplished the feat when she was a junior playing for Northwest Missouri State, as well.
“(Mariyah and Jamie) are arguably the best post/guard combo in the league,” Carlsen is quoted as saying on the team website. “It’s a great accomplishment for both of them, but they have their sights set on bigger things as leaders of this team.”
Johnson has seen a steady progression in her scoring since joining the team. During her freshman year, she scored 244 points (8.7 per game) and as a sophomore she racked up 501 points (17.3 per game). So far this season, the redshirt junior has 349 points (20.5 per game).
Brawner-Henley has seen almost identical progression as Johnson. During her freshman campaign, she scored 228 points (7.6 per game) and increased that total to 529 (18.2 per game) as a sophomore. Thus far in the 2014-15 season, the Flyer has 317 points (18.6 per game).
As for Reinhart, the senior forward currently sits at 1,450 points for her career and is averaging 14.4 points per game.
Lewis sits perfect at 17-0 overall and 7-0 in the Great Lakes Valley Conference as has its eyes set on making a run at a title down the stretch. The Flyers close out the week with away games against BR-106 Bellarmine on Jan. 22 and BR-27 Southern Ind. on Jan. 24.