By Wendell Maxey, King Sports Information & Social Media Liaison
The steal. The layup. The milestone. Varsity Girls Basketball Senior guard Alonna Christy officially entered the history books at King School on Friday by reaching 1,000 total points scored in her high school career at King, becoming only the 7th girl and the 15th basketball player in school history to reach the esteemed mark.
"This means so much to me. I'm so happy my teammates and family could be here to all share in this moment on the court at King with me," Christy said about reaching 1,000 total points scored.
Entering the game five points shy of 1,000 points after finishing with 28 points on Wednesday against Wooster, the milestone play came minutes into the first half against Harvey School as Christy scored after a steal and a driving layup to tie the game at 5-5. After being mobbed on the floor by her teammates in the Upper School Gym, Christy gathered with her family in attendance at center court to receive a game ball and be recognized for the incredible accomplishment.
"Scoring 1,000 points in your career is no accident. There are countless hours of work put into the craft of scoring the basketball," said Varsity Girls head coach Greg Fleming of Christy's historic night. "Alonna's dedication and commitment to the game is a clear reflection of this achievement."
In the home opener for the Vikings (1-1), Christy finished with 31 points in the 52-51 win over Harvey including sinking two game-winning free throws with 18 seconds left in the game, which earned Coach Fleming and Varsity Girls Basketball their first victory of the 2018 Winter season.
Coming off a Junior season that saw her compete in the NEPSAC Class C All-New England All-Star Basketball Game and earn NEPSAC All-New England and FAA Honorable Mention honors, Alonna Christy is picking up right where she left off. The Senior and team captain for the Vikings can now add one more accomplishment to her impressive high school basketball resume: 1,000 points scored!