McCarter on the verge of setting school career points record
Megan McCarter has been a standout for the Nipissing University women’s basketball team.
This weekend, McCarter could set the record for the highest-scoring player in Nipissing history.
Currently, McCarter has scored 742 points in her four-year career at the North Bay school. With home games this weekend versus York on Friday and McMaster on Saturday, McCarter could pass Claire Abbott as the school’s all-time points leader. Abbott finished her Nipissing career in 2017 with 755 points. She currently plays professionally in Europe.
The team has struggled in her four years playing there, but McCarter has been a constant bright light for the Lakers.
McCarter is the school’s all-time leader in rebounds, field goals, free throws made, and steals. She is second in school history in assists.
McCarter leads the team in scoring this season, averaging 13.7 points per game for the Lakers, who are 2-13 on the season and leads the team in steals. She is second on the team in assists, minutes and rebounds.
Overall, McCarter is currently the 17th leading scorer this season in the OUA. Last year, the Wallaceburg native finished 17th in points in the OUA, finishing with 12.9 ppg. She was eighth in the OUA in steals last year.
Nipissing was 6-16 last year and 1-15 in 2021-22 and 4-18 in 2019-20. Covid-19 wiped out McCarter’s sophomore 2020-21 campaign.
A 5’10 forward, McCarter was a member of the 2018 Wallaceburg Tartans OFSAA AA’ gold-medal winning team.