Honesdale graduate leads the Cougars to a split at the 2008 Skidmore Invitational. The senior southpaw is also closing in on the magical "1,000-Point" plateau. DeGraw currently leads her team with 11 points and six rebounds per game.

Former Honesdale star Lacey DeGraw is off to a solid start this year in local collegiate hoops action.

DeGraw is a senior tri-captain for the College Misericordia women’s basketball team. Lacey is a four-year starter at forward and one of the Cougars top offensive weapons. She entered the 2008-‘09 campaign 227 points shy of membership in the “1,000-Point Club.”

This past weekend, DeGraw turned in stellar back-to-back performances at the Skidmore Invitational. Lacey scored a team-best 13 points in Misericordia’s opening round battle with Cortland State. Unfortunately for Cougar fans, that wasn’t nearly enough as the Red Dragons rolled to a 75-54 victory.

DeGraw also added four rebounds and helped her team to an early advantage. Misericordia led by as many as six points with 9:00 remaining in the first half.

The Cougars bounced back in the consolation game thanks in large part to Lacey’s tireless work in the lane. DeGraw tallied nine points and muscled her way to eight boards as Misericordia posted a 66-42 win over Western New England.

To date, the Cougars are 1-1 overall. Next up is a non-conference encounter with Lycoming. That contest is set for this evening at 6:00 p.m. Misericordia opens its PAC regular season schedule Saturday December 6th, at home versus DeSales University.

Lacey is the daughter of Carol and the late Brian DeGraw. She is a senior pursuing studies in medical imaging.

Thus far in the 2008-‘09 season, DeGraw is averaging a team-high 11 points per game. She’s also pulling down rebounds at a 6.0 clip. Lacey is a returning PAC All-Star and is also a member of the All-Sportsmanship Team.