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April 2, 2013

Assisting on more than just the court

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She fell 30 points shy of the career scoring record, a honor that her friend Sam Ricks owns.

“It really stinks, but the girl that has it is one of my close friends so of course I teased her about possibly getting her record,” DeSutter said. “It’s hard to get within that many points of the biggest record probably here, but to be that close is a huge accomplishment for me. Even though my name isn’t up there, it’s something that I know I could have done.”

Acton described DeSutter as a confident player, but not a cocky one.

“If someone is scoring the most or you’re setting up plays for her, there are going to be some kids who are jealous but with Lauren, because of the type of individual she is, you never saw that ever,” he said.

From a complimentary scorer as a freshman to a primary scorer and distributor as a senior, Acton said he could always count on DeSutter to fit her role perfectly.

“She understands the game so well,” he said. “She makes everyone on the floor better and the things on and off court show she’s just a special young lady.”

She was voted as the team’s mental attitude award winner her freshman season, showing that the veteran group of players harbored no resentment toward the first-year player.

“They welcomed me in and since I started as a freshman I was a little worried of them being mad that a freshman was starting instead of them but they were all really appreciative of me,” she said.

One of her greatest basketball memories came Jan. 25 in an 80-46 victory against Danville on homecoming night and her last game at home. DeSutter scored 37 points, set the single season points record, and tied the most points scored in a game. That same night she was also crowned homecoming queen.

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