Feb 16, 2016
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Byrd watching season has reached its peak.

Riana Byrd, the Richmond native and San Jose State University star basketball center, grabbed nine rebounds in a 59-58 win over New Mexico on Saturday, enough for her to surpass the 1,000-career rebound plateau, according to her school.

With that, Byrd has joined the 1,000 points/1,000 rebounds club — although it’s a small club. She is only the second player in SJSU history to reach that career milestone, joining SJSU Hall of Famer Elinor Banks.

Byrd, an alum of Inderkum High in Sacramento, reached 1,000 career points against Fresno State. She accomplished that feat in 112 games, averaging 9 points per game.  She is the 14th player in program history to surpass 1,000 points, the school said.


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Mike Aldax is the editor of the Richmond Standard. He has 13 years of journalism experience, most recently as a reporter for the San Francisco Examiner. He previously held roles as reporter and editor at Bay City News, Napa Valley Register, Garden Island Newspaper in Kaua’i, and the Queens Courier in New York City.