Junior Lily Truchon Surpasses 1000 Career Points


Lily Truchon

Issac Rantala, Reporter

On Monday, January 3, the South Shore girls basketball team played Butternut at home. Before this game, Lily Truchon was at 960 career points. We knew she was close, but nobody was sure if she could quite get to 1000 in this game. As soon as the game started, however, Lily was explosive. She was scoring on almost every possession, and if she didn’t, she most likely got the assist for whoever did score. At the end of the first half, Lily had 31 points. Now she was only 9 points away from reaching an incredible milestone at her home court. Early into the second half Lily was getting closer to 1000. Soon she was 1 point away. On the next possession she gets the ball on the baseline. She drives in and scores over the oncoming defender. The crowd explodes as head coach Ryan Tiberg calls a timeout. The girls all celebrate as the crowd holds up signs for Lily. Having secured the lead for South Shore, Lily takes to the bench with 10 minutes left in the second half, allowing some JV players to play in the game. It ends with South Shore taking the win at 79-28. Lily’s stats at the end of the game were: 41 points, 13 rebounds, 3 assists, and 7 steals. 

When asked what was going through her head during this game, Lily’s response was this: “I didn’t think I was gonna get it. I was just trying to get over half of the points I needed because I knew the next game would be more difficult. Once I got my 1000th point everyone was so hyped. It felt so good, and just seeing all the people get so excited over it made me even more happy. It was fun!” 

The girls are only about halfway through their season, and we wish them luck as they continue to play well and win their games. Go big red!