Senior co-captain Stephanie Flynn became only the third girls basketball player in Hanover High history to score 1,000 points. Steph hit the milestone Jan. 5 in a 74-43 win over Silver Lake. The game was the team’s first home contest of the season, and the Indians were excited that Steph might hit the mark on her home court.
Hanover fans packed the gym for the game, cheering as Steph scored 18 points throughout the game. Her 19th point of the night became the 1,000th of her career. It came on a free throw with 2:10 remaining in the third quarter, and the game was briefly stopped as fans ran onto the court. Steph was then honored in a ceremony with her family.
“To be a part of her amazing accomplishment is just great, ” said Coach Brian Fisher, who has coached Steph on varsity since she was a freshman. “She is a super student and a great athlete and such an integral part of the program. She is a true leader and a role model for all to look up to and has worked very hard to get where she is.”
The team has had a lot to celebrate so far this season is going strong, having gone undefeated in its first seven games. Hopes are high that the team will continue its winning ways and do well in tournament play. Regardless of how the season turns out, though, Steph’s milestone will live in HHS history.
Steph will continue to play basketball in college. In November, she signed her National Letter of Intent to attend Columbia University.
Reactions on Twitter:
— Emma Buckley (@EmmaBuckleyy) January 6, 2016
Huge congratulations to Steph Flynn for scoring her 1000 points in tonight's game. Hanover is proud to have you. pic.twitter.com/5lNGp9vuEF
— H-Town Fan Section (@hanoverteepee) January 6, 2016
— Hanover Police (@HanoverPolice) January 6, 2016