Lisa Blais-Manning ('85)To Be Inducted Into The New England Basketball Hall

September 23, 2004
By ODU Athletics

Sept. 23, 2004

KINSTON, RI-- Lisa Blais-Manning (ODU'85 Westbrook, ME,), a 5-10 guard who helped lead the Lady Monarchs to the 1985 NCAA National Championship will be one of 40 New England basketball greats to be inducted into the New England Basketball Hall of Fame Friday, Sept., 24 at the Ryan Center on the campus of the University of Rhode Island.

The ceremony begins at 7:30 p.m. For ticket information, call 401-874-2375.

Blais completed her career with 514 career points, 314 career assists and played in 125 games which at the time of her graduation was sixth best in ODU history.

As a senior, she led ODU with 158 assists as the Lady Monarchs compiled a 31-3 record and defeated the University of Georgia for the 1985 NCAA National Championship which was played in Austin, TX.

Blais scored a career high 16 points against Western Kentucky in 1983 and against Kentucky in 1985. She dished out a career high ten assists against UCLA in 1985.

Blais was a 1981 Converse High School All-American and led Westbrook High School to the state championship and a 70-game winning streak. She scored over 1,500 career points and held the state javelin record as a junior.

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