On the same night that the Earl L. Vandermeulen High School girls varsity basketball team clinched their league championship title, the team’s shooting guard, Courtney Lewis, marked a milestone in her own career: scoring her 1,000th point.
“It felt great,” said Courtney, who noted the role her teammates played in helping her achieve her accomplishment.
Courtney started the championship game with 992 points, and with less than two minutes left on the clock in the first quarter, she scored her 1,000th point.
“It is an impressive achievement that very few individuals accomplish,” said Debra Ferry, director of physical education, health and athletics.
Courtney, who started playing varsity basketball in the seventh grade, is currently one of the top 10 scorers in Suffolk County. She plans to continue to play the game that was introduced to her by her father throughout high school and into college.
Courtney also plays soccer, runs spring track and is a member of the varsity club.