Heading into Wednesday night’s game against Rock Bridge, Hickman’s Amy Bolerjack had eight points to score to reach 1,000 points.
She got them all, one by one.
Bolerjack was 8-of-8 from the free-throw line as she reached the 1,000 mark in a 65-30 win at Rock Bridge. She is the third player on her team to do so this year, along with her twin, Jodi Bolerjack, and Kaela Rorvig.
Amy Bolerjack, a senior, made her last pair of free throws after being fouled attempting a layup with 8.7 seconds left in the third quarter.
As soon as Amy Bolerjack made the basket, coach Tonya Mirts took her out.
High-fives, a standing ovation and home-made signs boasting her achievement greeted her.
“That’s great for a player, for a career,” Mirts said. “It’s particularly amazing when you have three kids on the same team, that are the same age, that distribute the ball with each other.”
The Kewpies (21-1) showed their ability to distribute during the game as nine of their players scored. Lauren Harris contributed a double-double with 12 blocked shots. Three came during one possession in the third quarter in a play that brought the visiting Kewpies fans to their feet. Harris also had six rebounds.
“Lauren Harris, you can’t say enough about her,” Mirts said. “She definitely creates an inside presence for us.”
Ranked 11th in USA Today’s poll, the Kewpies opened with a 10-0 run in the first two minutes. Hickman did not use its trademark defensive press during the game.
The Bruins (3-12) were held to 11 points in the first half.
Rock Bridge sent the Kewpies to the line 17 times, where they made 26-of-30 free throws.
“We’re 76 percent for the season from the free throw line for the season, which is nice,” Mirts said.
Jodi Bolerjack led Hickman with game high 13 points, and Harris added 12.
Amanda Hansen and Bre Ginter led the Bruins with six apiece.