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Aaliyah Parker sets record on International Women's Day

Thu, Mar 9th 2023 07:00 pm

Aaliyah Parker scores first triple-double in Niagara University’s women basketball program

By Jy’Ahzhannae Taylor

Special to Niagara Frontier Publications

What better way to celebrate International Women's Day then by making history at your university?

Aaliyah Parker surely knows the feeling.

The Niagara women’s basketball team played in the MAAC tournament on Wednesday against Rider University. Niagara won, 67-64, and Parker produced 18 points, 14 rebounds and 11 steals.

Parker averages 17 points, 7.8 rebounds and 3.7 steals per game; she has also made the All-MAAC team for her sophomore season, joining her sister, Angel Parker. Aaliyah Parker ranks second nationally for steals this season, while her sister is in the top 10.

The Purple Eagles are the only Western New York Division I women’s basketball team advancing in March.


This is a Niagara University student-created piece completed as part of the course CMS 226A. For more information, contact the Niagara Frontier Publications’ managing editor.

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