Running down the Record |

Running down the Record

Garrett Short
Created: January 01, 2020 11:24 PM

(ABC 6 News) - Lourdes senior Alyssa Ustby is dominating on the basketball court, chasing down the school scoring record and helping the Eagles to a 9-1 record.

The Eagles are looking to make it back to the state tournament for the second straight year, thanks in large part to Ustby. The future North Carolina Tar Heel looks pretty much unstoppable, reaching 2,000 career points on Friday.

"It was a great milestone to accomplish. I know a lot of girls haven't done it at Lourdes here, so it means a lot," Ustby said. I'm thankful for my teammates that pass me the ball because without them and their assists I wouldn't have scored."

Passing that milestone, now she is nearing the school's scoring record, and will likely pass it before the end of the month.

"It's very special. And I know the current record holder now, Stacy Paulson. She was our assistant coach for my freshman year and she's just such a great mentor. It's going to be weird passing her," Ustby said.

Ustby says she's grateful to be in the position to break the record, but she's more focused on the rest of the season. She is looking to finish her high school basketball career on top by winning a state title, something she knows this year's team can do.

"I think there has been a lot of focus on myself personally. and teams are underestimating the rest of our girls that are out on the floor. That just makes it that much more exciting for us, because if I get the ball in the post and I kick it out, girls are wide open for shots. And our girls can knock down shots this year."

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