BROCKWAY — One of the better players in District 9 found herself in the Brockway High School record books Monday, as Leah Lindemuth became just the fourth Lady Rover in school history to hit the 1,000-point plateau in a 45-33 loss against Kane.
Lindemuth now finds herself in company with Brockway greats such as 1997 graduate Kim Tonsch (1,066 points), 2002 grad Miranda Rhed (1,259 points) and 2001 alum Mary Barrow (1,678 points).
“It’s such a great accomplishment when you think about it,” said Brockway head coach Dick Esposito. “Only the fourth girl in the history of the school to hit 1,000 points. Fourth place on the list and she should move up before the end of the year. She’s worked hard for it. She deserves every accolade she gets. And, she is one of the top players in our district. No doubt.”
As a freshman, Lindemuth got herself a nice down payment on her reward tonight with 171 points. She added 289 as a sophomore and 324 last year as a junior, and now has exactly 1,000 career points after her 15-point performance on Monday.
For at least the first half of Monday’s game, the milestone looked like it would have to wait at least a couple days until the Lady Rovers’ next game on Wednesday. Lindemuth went to the locker room with just four points at halftime, but she quickly started to find her rhythm in the second half.
And, how fitting it was that Lindemuth found her way getting to 1,000 points while she was still creating turnovers and forcing a one-loss Kane team to keep an eye on her at all times.
“I think a lot of what contributed with Leah tonight is the kids like that fast pace,” said Esposito. “Once we got into our trap and our press, it got Leah moving and that’s the type of ballgame she really likes. You get some nice steals and get some great shots.”
Lindemuth got her 1,000th point on a jumper with 4:40 left in the game. The game was stopped immediately to get her well-wishes from her teammates and be given a basketball celebrating the 1,000th point.
With six games left in the regular season, and possible games in the postseason, Lindemuth is still far from done in one of the great careers in Brockway’s history.