Sarah Saba leaving her mark on the Daemen women's basketball program

Posted at 9:36 PM, Feb 09, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-09 21:36:06-05

As a senior at Lancaster High School, Sarah Saba made her mark, becoming the school's first girls basketball player to surpass 1,000 career points.

It was then that she knew she wanted to attend and play basketball for Daemen College.

"I know I committed pretty early, like my junior year," Saba said. "I knew right away it was a good fit."

Four years later, she's leaving her mark on the Wildcat program and will leave as one of the most consistent and talented women's players to take the Daemen court.

"Whether it's rebounds or points or assists or steals, it's all there," said head coach Jenepher Banker. "So she'll go down as one of the best players ever at Daemen College."

Saba is in the top-10 all time at Daemen in career points, rebounds, field goals made and attempted, free throws made and attempted and blocked shots.

She also became just the 2nd player in program history to surpass 400 points in each of her seasons. But while the individual stats speak volumes, Saba isn't one to credit herself.

"Daemen's given me an amazing opportunity so it's all thanks to them," she said.

Saba has been able to achieve a lot at Daemen College but the only thing she hasn't done is to play in an ECC Tournament game.

That could all change as Daemen is on the verge of receiving their first bid to the Conference Tournament since transitioning to the Division-II level.

"We've grown so much as a team and I'm just really proud of everyone and of our team," Saba said. "I'm so excited, I know we can do it."

But if they fall a little short, Saba won't have any regrets as she looks back at a career worth remembering.

"I've had an amazing team for the last four years so I wouldn't ask for anything different."

Daemen is currently 7-7 in conference play and is 5th in the ECC standings as of Friday night with five games left to play. The top six teams in the Conference standings will advance to the ECC Tournament.

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