With a game-high 29 points in Edgewood’s 65-10 win over visiting St. Martin de Porres on Tuesday, Kaci Kanicki became the second girls’ basketball player in school history to reach the 1,000-point milestone.
Kanicki, who now has 1,011 points in her career, is within reach of becoming Edgewood’s all-time leading scorer. Pam Dreslinksi scored 1,224 points in her high school career and is the current leading scorer in Edgewood girls’ basketball history.
“It’s super exciting to hit it so early on, and I really couldn’t have done it without my teammates and coaches,” Kanicki said. “There’s a lot of basketball left to play, which is also why it’s very exciting. I was never really expecting to hit this milestone, and it wasn’t necessarily a goal of mine, it just came along with my love of the sport.”
Kanicki’s 1,000th point came off of a 3-pointer at the beginning of the second quarter.
Now that she hit one milestone, she’s laser-focused on helping the Warriors improve upon their 3-0 record.
“Towards the end of my junior year, I realized how possible it was for me to accomplish this, but I never focused too hard on it, because I think it can become daunting,” she said. “I was always more focused on improving as a team, and with that, our overall record. Some goals I have (for the remainder of the season) would be to win all of our county games, and even win our conference.”
McKenna Vencill added nine points in the win and Bree Melaragno, Giavanna Victor, Annie Mae Johnson, Tori Skaruppa, and Katie McCollister each contribute with four points.
“The girls played great defense and shared the ball well on offense,” Edgewood coach Randy Vencill said. “They worked the ball around and played the game the right way tonight. We got to celebrate Kaci and her 1,000-point accomplishment. We’re just trying to keep the momentum going heading into conference play.”