Skip to content

You got Kirby’d!

Mar 15, 2014, 2:51 PM EST

Let’s just say Drexel got Kirby’d.

Generally getting Kirby’d is an expression that refers to CAA Player of the Year Kirby Burkholder draining another 3. (JMU band director  Chad  Reep credits the expression to a pair of former trumpet players for the college band).

A 3-pointer goes up and in from Burkholder and band and crowd in unison shout: “You got Kirby’d!”

The James Madison senior has drained 106 3-pointers in her careers second all time at JMU to Dawn Evans’ 112.

But in Saturday’s 55-43 CAA Tournament semifinal victory over Drexel, Burkholder went 1-of-7 from behind the arc, but she hauled in 22 rebounds — a CAA Tournament record.

Guess Burkholder really honed in on Coach Kenny Brooks’ advice before the game. The gist: Everybody except the shooter should assume every shot is a miss. Don’t worry about that. Grab the board.

“Her 3 wasn’t falling so much today and maybe that’s because she was focusing so much on the defensive end, and that’s OK. We needed her to do that,” Brooks said. “If she goes 2-for-312 but gets those rebounds . . .”

“If something’s not working, sometimes you focus on something else,” said Burkholder, who added 11 points with three assists.

Burkholder’s 22 boards were five fewer than the entire Drexel team.

About CAA Baseline Buzz

Welcome to CAA Baseline Buzz, the official blog providing in-depth and exclusive access to CAA Women's Basketball. With features, videos, photos, commentaries and news from inside the league, we are committed to bringing you coverage of CAA Women's Basketball unlike any you can find elsewhere.

Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

#CAAHoops On YouTube

@CAABasketball on Twitter

#CAASports on Instagram

🏀🏀🏀 Eli Pemberton and Jarvis Doles pick up #CAAHoops Weekly Honors! Handing out 🏀Player of the Week honors to @delawarewbb's Nicole Enabosi and @gonuwbasketball's Gabby Giacone. Huskies' freshman Stella Clark is ROTW. Never want the postseason to end, but proud of the way @uncw_menssoccer repped  #CAASports in the #NCAASoccer Championship. 📸 Joe Browning The first Volleyball #CAAChamps to repeat since 2008! Congrats again to the Dukes of @jmuvolleyball.