Kaliyah Sain Hits 1,000-Points, Eighth in Kennedy Women’s Basketball History


Molly Martin

Kaliyah Sain hits the 1,000 point mark for the eighth time in Kennedy history.

Senior Kaliyah Sain became the eighth in Kennedy Women’s Basketball history to break the 1,000-point boundary on Jan. 24 against Western Dubuque.

Cougars took on the Bobcats and were victorious 69-58. Sain scored the game-high of 36 points with five out of seven shots made behind the three-point line. Kaliyah led the team in rebounds with 8 and finished the game with an effective Field Goal percentage of 65.9, only 2% below the all-time NBA career record.

This year, Kaliyah leads the team in points at 313 and in assists at 50. Sain has the second most rebounds on the team with 97. Games like the ones she’s played this past year continue to put her at the top in Iowa. Sain is ranked 24th in both points scored and average points per game in the state.

Being one of the first cougars to hit her 1,000-point mark wasn’t easy for Sain as she was injured for a big part of her junior season, setting her back. 

In November of 2022, she committed to continue her academic and basketball career at Lindenwood University in Saint Charles, Missouri.

“I am so excited for this next chapter and to see what Lindenwood has in store for me,” Sain said in an Instagram post.

Sain has made a huge impact on the Kennedy Women’s Basketball program and will continue to motivate the team with her legacy for years to come.