While a big win against Connecticut's Mercy High School showcased why the BG's Girls Varstiy Basketball program continues to be a force to be reckoned with, it isn't the reason the game will go down in the history books. Instead, it will be the game when senior Erin Carney scored her 1,000th point as a Cardinal.
Needing six points to reach that career scoring mark, she had gone 0-for-4 from the floor against Mercy High School of Middletown, Conn. But the shots finally started to fall, and with 5:16 left in the first half of a 68-46 Cardinals rout, Carney’s easy layup off a stolen pass got her to four figures.
“I knew it was going to start like that, all the emotion and everyone cheering,” Carney said after she finished with a game-high 19 points. “I just had to keep my head screwed on straight and know that eventually it would come.”
“It was awesome,” coach Brad Kreick said. “Everybody was so excited about it, you could tell Erin was playing it cool but she was a little sideways too, early, you could just see it. Getting it done, and past her, was a really good thing.”