Devilette senior Hannah Murray added her name to an exclusive list Thursday night with 1:24 left in Ravenswood's 68-30 blasting of visiting Doddridge County. Murray sank a pair of free throws to score her 21st and 22nd points of the game and her 1,000th career point.
Murray is the 11th player in the Devilettes' 1,000 Points Club, a who's who of top scorers which also includes Pam Conrad, Kim Creel, Mary Beth Varney, Staci Shaver, Billie Hendricks, Rebecca Farrell, Jen Wolfe, Kylie Wolfe, Rebekah Samples and Emily Rector.
The moment was anticipated by teammates and coaches alike who joined the crowd in a standing ovation as Murray swished her second of two free throws. The game was stopped momentarily for Coach Cara Williams to present Murray with the game ball on her elite accomplishment. Murray drained three treys to reach the climatic moment, although it became tense as time wound down and Murray was playing with four personal fouls in the late going.
“She was pressing a little bit,” said Coach Williams. “It was tense for her and for all of us who were pulling for her to score her 1,000th point at home. We have two away games upcoming, but it was more special with her getting it here on our home court in front of our fans. I'm proud of her and of how all our players played unselfishly.”
“I got a little tense,” said Murray, who removed the signature headband she's worn since her freshman year, replaced it and removed it again in the final push to her record. "All of my teammates were debating who would be the one to give me the assist on my 1,000th point, but I guess I took care of that my making it from the free throw line. I'm really happy to reach 1,000 points, but now I want us to go all the way.”
Ravenswood wasted little time in grabbing control of the game, racing to a 18-4 first quarter scoring advantage and added a 21-2 bulge in the second eight minutes for an insurmountable 39-6 lead at the half. The Devilettes added a 20-5 scoring advantage in the thrid quarter for a 59-11 lead, before Doddridge took a 19-9 margin in the final eight minutes.
Taylor Youell (trey) added 15 points, Melonna Carmichael (three treys) 13, Hailey Miller seven, Taylor Treadway five, and Kayla
Scritchfield (trey) and Taylor Love (trey) three points each.
Emily Cade paced the Bulldogs with 14 points. Emily Hileman added nine, D'Andra Swiger four, Haley Stevenson two and Tori Stevensand one.
Murray and Treadway grabbed 11 rebounds each. Miller added five. Treadway dished off six assists, Murray four and Youell and Carmichael three each. Treadway and Youell notched four steals each and Carmichael three.