After an extremely busy weekend, I wanted to note a couple of milestone accomplishments in girls basketball in recent days.
Last Friday night, Bolton senior Maddie Pratt scored the 1,000th point of her distinguished career with the Eagles. She reached her milestone while scoring a game-high 20 points in a 58-39 MVAC victory over Seton Catholic.
"That's the first one we have had in over 10 years," Bolton coach Luke Schweickert said. "It's pretty significant. It also occurred against a North Division opponent that is tied for first place."
Pratt, a 5-foot-10 forward, is averaging 16.7 points per game for Bolton. The Eagles are currently 9-0, good for first in the South Division, and 14-1 overall.
-- On Monday night, Schuylerville senior Emily Vallee joined the 1,000-point club, as well, during a 22-point night in the Black Horses' 52-35 victory over Broadalbin-Perth. Vallee, a guard/forward, is averaging 16.4 ppg for the 4-14 Horses.
-- Queensbury set a school record for most 3-pointers made in a single season, when the Spartans splashed seven treys in Friday night's loss to Amsterdam. Abby Doin scored four 3-pointers and Hope Sullivan added three more as Queensbury pushed its total 3's for the season to 81. That broke the old mark of 75 set by the 2005-06 Spartans.
-- While Lake George junior center Graceann Bennett continues to lead the area in scoring with 23.1 ppg, North Warren junior guard Sydney Gagnon pushed her scoring average to 18.1 ppg through last Friday's loss to Fort Ann. Gagnon scored a season-high 34 points back on Jan. 30. By the way, Bennett at 6-2 is a foot taller than the 5-2 Gagnon.
-- The Adirondack League girls basketball championship game is set: On Friday at 6 p.m. at SUNY Adirondack, defending champ Lake George takes on Warrensburg.
-- In Tuesday's semifinals at SUNY Adirondack, Warrensburg used balanced scoring -- putting four players in double figures, led by Megan Hughes with 16 -- to defeat Argyle 57-45. Sam Humiston netted a game-high 19 points in the loss for the Scots. In the other semi, Lake George defeated Hartford 46-34, as Bennett scored 21 points and grabbed 12 rebounds.
-- Lake George already defeated Warrensburg twice this season, winning 58-38 on Jan. 2, and 57-49 on Jan. 30. Bennett scored 29 and 26 points, respectively, in those games.