Smithsburg's Powell scores 1,000th

February 01, 2002

Smithsburg's Powell scores 1,000th

HEIGHT="6" ALT="* "> Leopards dominate Wildcats, but junior's milestone dominates night.

By JACK HILL III / Staff Correspondent

Stouffer 7, Church 2, Powell 13, Small 4, Feiser 12, Gardenhour 2, Gholson 20. Totals 23 11-16 60.


Saufley 6, Plotner 2, Gogin 4, Clingan 1, Kolb 1, Hamilton 8. Totals 10 2-6 22.



Three-point goals: Smithsburg 3 (Stouffer, Gholson 2).

WILLIAMSPORT - When a basketball player scores 1,000 points in a high school career, the milestone is usually reached during the player's senior year.


But Smithsburg Leopards junior guard Katy Powell turned out to be one of the few players that scored the 1,000th point as an underclassman when she did it on Thursday night.


Powell had 13 points, four steals and four assists to help Smithsburg run away with a 60-22 victory over the Williamsport Wildcats in a Monocacy Valley Athletic League girls basketball game.

Powell, who went over the milestone 11 seconds into the second quarter with a three-point play, now has a total of 1,006 points in her career as she became the fifth girls basketball player to reach 1,000 points in the history at Smithsburg, joining Julie Salmon, Carey Brennan, Rachel Bachtell and Alexa Robertson. Bachtell, who graduated three years ago, is Powell's cousin.

"It's an honor," Powell said. "I'm just glad that we won, actually. I'm glad that I got the 1,000th point early. I think that it is a tribute to my teammates for looking for me when I am open down the court. It is all about the teamwork. I have learned my basketball from some of the best players in school history like Rachel Bachtell, Alexa Robertson and Carey Brennan. They are great teachers and great role models."

One thing that got slightly overlooked during Powell's historic evening was a fine all-around performance by Smithsburg senior Eariel Gholson. Gholson scored 16 of her 20 points in the third quarter and had five steals. Michelle Feiser had 12 rebounds and 12 points, while Jenelle Stouffer added four steals and four assists for Smithsburg (16-2, 12-2).

"I feel that if anybody on your team has 1,000 points, then it is a team accomplishment," Smithsburg coach Jimmy Powell said. "I say that because players like Michelle Feiser and Jenelle Stouffer have gotten the ball to Katy a lot over the last three years. LaNitra Higgins also got the ball to her a lot before she graduated last year."

Jackie Hamilton led Williamsport (5-11, 3-9) with eight rebounds and eight points. Lindsey Plotner grabbed six rebounds for the Wildcats.

"Congratulations to Katy Powell for her 1,000th point," Williamsport coach Curtis Graff said.

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