Dickerson earns all-league, keys Fort Lewis playoff upset win

March 3, 2016
Dallas Dickerson

Dallas Dickerson

Dallas Dickerson of Anchorage says it’s not how you start but you how finish.

She certainly proved that.

The sophomore guard at Fort Lewis College was selected to the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference all-league second team despite coming off the bench.

Dickerson, of ACS fame, is the team’s second-leading scorer at 12.4 points per game and ranks among the league leaders in field goal [.477] and 3-point [.417] shooting percentage.

“It’d have to say it’s such a rush to know that I am able to contribute to my team’s success,” Dickerson told me. “Coming off the bench has taught me a lot of things this year.”

“I’ve learned things such as what it means to be a spark that lights the momentum of the team; how to cherish every minute that I am out there with my team and living all that I have every second; and how to make sure I do the little things such as rebounding and playing great defense.”

Dickerson put those words into action during the RMAC playoffs, where No. 8 Fort Lewis upset No. 1 and defending league champion Colorado School of Mines 79-63.

“It’s been a crazy year for my team,” she said.

The former Alaska Class 3A player of the year pumped in 14 points, the 11th time in the last 12 games that she reached double figures.

“I’ve learned that scoring is just a small part to my overall game that I have been trying to mold in my game for two years here at Fort Lewis,” Dickerson said. “Marking the second team All-RMAC encourages me to want to push myself even harder.”