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Rewriting the record books …1478 and counting

With this layup at the 2:24 mark of the second quarter on?Wednesday night, Peebles junior Jacey Justice became the all-time leading scorer in Lady Indian basketball history, breaking the previous record held by Kim Danner. (photo by Mark Carpenter)
Marissa Moore, left, and Emmi Nichols, right, double team a Western opponent in fourth quarter action from the 79-34 Peebles win on Jan. 22. (Photo by Mark Carpenter)

 

By Mark Carpenter-

Records, Justice. Those two words seem to go together at Peebles High School and on Wednesday night, another one bit the dust as Lady Indians junior guard Jacey Justice continued her assault on every girls basketball record at the school. The Lady Indians entertained Western Latham on Jan. 22 and Justice came into the game needing 26 points to eclipse the school’s all-time girls scoring record, which was held by Kim Danner with 1,473 points.

Danner’s record fell at the 2:24 mark of the second quarter when Justice drove and scored on a left-handed layup for her 25th and 26th points of the game, making her the new all-time girls scorer in school history, a mark which likely won’t be broken any time soon. And she’s still only a junior.
“I was a little nervous tonight,” said the Peebles junior guard. “When I was going after my 1,000th point, I only needed 12 but needing 26 is different. That put some stress on me obviously. I was lucky tonight to have good teammates who helped me out tonight and got me the ball and I appreciate that. “
When asked what it felt like to now be the school’s all-time leading scorer, Justice replied, “It’s crazy but I’m really happy. All the hard work

Article source: https://www.peoplesdefender.com/2020/01/23/rewriting-the-record-books-1478-and-counting/

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