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Ex-Jacket Foster in college record books

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Posted: Wednesday, February 26, 2014 6:00 am

It’s likely that P.J. Foster’s accomplishments on the basketball court at Limestone College won’t soon be forgotten.

Foster, a former Leesburg High School standout, secured his place in history Saturday when he drained his 131st three pointer of the season and established a new school record for long-range shots.

The senior sharpshooter netted four three pointers in Saturday’s 80-75 loss against Mount Olive, adding on to his NCAA Division II lead in 3 pointers made and attempted. Foster entered Tuesday’s game against Lees-McRae with 132 three pointers on the season.

Following Saturday’s game, Foster leads all three NCAA divisions in made 3-point shots. NCAA all-time record holder, Travis Bader of Oakland University, an NCAA Divison I school, had two fewer three pointers despite having played in five more games.

Foster established the new mark with 6 minutes, 52 seconds left in the game on a jumper from the left wing. With the basket, Foster surpassed Chuckie Scotland, who set the school mark of 130 in the 1989-90 season.

Foster finished with 18 points in 38 minutes. He was 7-of-18 from the field and went 4-for-15 from 3-point range.

Limestone College, located in Gaffney, S.C., is a member of Conference Carolinas. The Saints have a 17-8 overall record and a 9-6 mark in Conference Carolinas, not counting Tuesday’s game.

Foster leads the team with a 20.4 scoring average on 45 percent shooting. He is shooting 43 percent behind the 3-point line.

Foster began his college career at Brevard Community College in Melbourne in 2009 and scored 20 points in the first game. He averaged 9.8 points per game and hit 39 three pointers in his only season at BCC.

From there, Foster transferred to Pasco-Hernando College in New Port Richey in 2010 and raised his scoring average to 15.3 points per game with a career high of 37 points. He was sixth in the National Junior College Athletic Association in three-point percentage.

After being redshirted his first year at Limestone, Foster stepped up as a redshirt junior to average 11.5 points per game and shot 42 percent from behind the three-point line.

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