Basketball's Amanda Dennis Breaks GNAC Blocks Record

Pine Manor Center Notches 200 Career Blocks

Amanda DennisPine Manor senior Amanda Dennis, with a long-standing reputation of rejecting shots on the hardwood, has now altered the Great Northeast Athletic Conference record book.

On Tuesday at Albertus Magnus, the 6-foot-1 center, who currently leads the GNAC at 2.7 blocks per game, broke the record of LaTeisha Johnson, who tallied 198 rejections at Emmanuel from 2003 to 2007. Dennis (Haverhill, MA/Whittier Tech) finished with nine points, eight rebounds and five blocks in the 72-54 loss, with the fifth block giving her 200 for her storied career.

All five of Dennis' blocks came in the first half, with the record-breaking rejection occurring just inside the 11:00 mark on a Krystal Bryant jumper. Career block No. 200 came at the 1:01 mark in the frame, with Dennis denying a Nikki McClease attempt.

Dennis joined Pine Manor lore on December 11, when she became the school's ninth 1,000-point scorer in a 63-59 win over Wheelock, clutching career rebound No. 600 as the final horn gave the Gators the victory. On Tuesday, in addition to establishing the league blocks record, she also passed Liz Sliney for seventh on Pine Manor’s all-time scoring list, with 1,160 points, and grabbed her 700th career rebound.

The senior pivot has the chance to end her career with over 1,200 points, 700 rebounds, 200 blocks, 100 assists and 100 steals. Dennis and the Gators are in action again on Saturday, as Johnson & Wales visits Chestnut Hill as Pine Manor hosts its “Pink Zone” game to raise breast cancer awareness on behalf of the Kay Yow/Women’s Basketball Coaches Association Cancer Fund.

Great Northeast Athletic Conference All-Time Blocks Leaders
200
Amanda Dennis
Pine Manor College
2005-present
198 LaTeisha Johnson Emmanuel College 2003-2007
177 Molly Zahr Emerson College 1998-2000
144 Ebony Phillips Pine Manor College 2000-2003
135 Sarah Chap Norwich University 2003-2007