Hampton's Malia Tate-DeFreitas Emerging as Pirate All-Time Great

Courtesy: Aileen Devlin (Daily Press)
Courtesy: Aileen Devlin (Daily Press)

By: Dave Johnson – The Daily Press

She’s 21 years old, the picture of health, with basketball skills that pay her tuition. One by one, the names on Hampton University’s all-time scoring list are fading in her rearview mirror.

With 1,563 points in only 79 games, Malia Tate-DeFreitas has moved up to No. 4. She probably won’t pass Jackie Dolberry, who scored 2,727 points from 1986-89, when HU was a Division II program.

The Lady Pirates’ D-I record, LaShondra Dixon’s 1,967, is all but certain to fall.

“She was born to score,” HU coach David Six said. “We’ve been blessed to have her.”

Read the full story – After a difficult beginning in life, Malia Tate-DeFreitas is soaring at HU


One thought on “Hampton's Malia Tate-DeFreitas Emerging as Pirate All-Time Great

  1. This is awesome I hope she gets the record and the team gets to the NCAA Tournament and she can make some noise on the national television market. Good Luck Malia Tate-DeFreitas and the Lady Pirates

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