Neither was it planned or scripted. But a more appropriate way for Brittany Ulrich to register her 1,000th point would be hard to imagine.
The consummate team player reached the coveted career milestone while leading her team to a seasonal championship.
On Tuesday night at Garden Spot High School, the Lebanon girls’ basketball team’s senior point popped for a game-high 18 points – including the one which pushed her all-time total into four digits – during a 42-33 victory over the home-standing Spartans. The triumph clinched the Cedars’ second straight Lancaster-Lebanon Section Two title.
Ulrich eclipsed the 1,000-point mark off the dribble, with a hard, right-handed ‘take’ to the bucket.
Sure Ulrich can score, in the lane, behind the arc, at the free throw line. But the fiery 5-7 guard has made a career out of handling the ball, finding teammates in the right places, making those around her better – and leading.
As the Section Two champions, Ulrich’s Cedars will compete in the upcoming Lancaster-Lebanon League and District Three Class AAAA playoff tournaments.
– Jeff Falk