Lusia Harris-Stewart was one of the greatest centers ever to play women’s basketball, Lusia Harris-Stewart was big, relentless, and dominated the painted area like no woman before her. During her four-year career at Delta State University where she played under Hall of Fame coach Margaret Wade, Harris-Stewart changed the face of women’s basketball. Opponents called her unstoppable but even that barely described her approach to the game. She scored 2,981 career points (25.9 ppg), grabbed 1,662 rebounds (14.4 rpg), and graduated with 15 Delta State team, single game, and career records. In 1976 alone the bruising center averaged 31.2 points and 15.1 rebounds per game. She led Delta State to a 109-6 record and three straight AIAW national championships. Harris-Stewart was a member of the first-ever women’s silver medal Olympic team in 1976, and held the distinction of being the team’s leading scorer and leading rebounder.

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