If you know Ariel Jones and you’ve seen her play basketball, you’re not surprised by the fact that she’s a thousand-point scorer. What’s surprising is how quickly she became one.
From the seventh game of her sophomore season to the 14th game of her senior season. A span of 66 games and a scoring average of nearly 20 points per outing.
On Tuesday night at ‘The Cage’, Jones became the Cedar Crest girls’ basketball program’s newest 1000-point scorer during a 62-42 demolition of McCaskey. The senior guard reached the coveted milestone early in the third quarter – on a three-pointer – and finished with a game-high 28 points, courtesy of four total three-pointers, six two-pointers and four-for-four foul shooting.
Later this week, Jones added to her career point total with in a 51-28 triumph at Warwick and with a dozen in a 51-28 victory at Palmyra. With those wins, Jones’ Falcons improved to a sparkling 16-0 on the year.
For the season, A.J. is averaging just a click over 20 points a game and leads the team in three-pointers and with a free-throw shooting proficiency that’s over 80 percent.
Jones, who is considering a couple of local Division Two programs among her future college plans, is also an accomplished soccer player and holds the Cedar Crest record in the high jump.
– Jeff Falk