Poole breaks 1,000-point mark

Mikayla Poole (left) broke the 1,000-point mark last week in her high school basketball career and joined her sister, Ali, who is shown at right with her., in the elite group.

LOUISVILLE – Mikayla Poole joined an elite club at Carrollton High School last week when she broke the 1,000-point mark in her high school basketball career.

Poole broke the mark during the Carrollton vs. Louisville girls basketball game Jan. 22.

Poole’s three-pointer in the second quarter lifted her over the mark. The game was stopped briefly to honor Poole, who was presented a jersey with the number 1,000 on the back of it.

She joins her sister, Ali, who scored 1,386 points from 2012-2016, Carrie Swinford, who scored 1,204 points from 1991-1995 and Tanya Daughterty, who scored 1,016 points between 1991 and 1995.

Ali was present at the game when Mikayla broke the record.

Carrollton Girls Basketball Coach Craig Rodgers, who coached both girls, was beaming with pride when he talked about the accomplishment.

“It feels good as a coach to have coached two of the four girls to reach this milestone,” he said. “For two girls from the same family to accomplish this proves how hard they work and how much it means to them.”

Poole ended the Louisville game with 16 points and returned to her home court two nights later to score 26 points against Alliance.

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