The Mount Pulaski girls basketball team won their Class 1A regional
Thursday night at Jacksonville Routt by defeating Springfield Lutheran 69-44. This is the
first regional championship for the Lady Toppers since 1990.
Also making history was Jessica Awe. In the
with 3:00 minutes left, she stood at the top of the key, swished a 3 and the MP crowd erupted! We had all just witnessed her
becoming the leading scorer in Mount Pulaski girls basketball history.
Her name will soon be placed at the top of the scoring banner in the
Mount Pulaski gym. What a tremendous accomplishment in her career!
This young woman is all about team, though, and really does not want
the attention on herself.
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So back to the MP team once again, it was another
great outing by coach Eric Leever's squad. Andrea Dickerson led
the attack with 22 points, followed closely by Awe with 21
points. Erika Leever tallied 13 points while Whitney Nichols
tossed in nine points. Kendra Willoughby's four points completed the
scoring for the now 26-4 Lady Toppers.
The Lady Toppers advance
to the sectional tournament, which will be hosted by Mount Pulaski.
[By TEENA LOWERY]