Always putting it first, Neesha Pierre is the consummate team player.
But what she has discovered over the last four years is that by doing so, there are some pretty cool team honors that can come your way. And some very meaningful individual awards, as well.
On Tuesday evening on Assumption Hill, Pierre netted the 1,000th point of her career during the Lebanon Catholic girls’ basketball team’s 81-55 triumph over Lancaster Mennonite. Needing ten points to reach the milestone, the 5-8 senior guard tallied a season-high 19 points.
Pierre got off to a fast start, pouring in nine points in the opening quarter. Then a minute into the second stanza, she picked up her 1,000-th point with a drive to the bucket with her right hand.
In so doing, Pierre became the 16th player in the illustrious history of Lebanon Catholic girls’ program to reach the plateau.
On Friday evening, Pierre went for 12 more points, during the reigning PIAA Class A champions’ 73-43 home win over Columbia. It was the Beavers’ sixth straight victory and left them 8-4 on the year and 4-1 in Section Three of the Lancaster-Lebanon League.
For the season, Pierre is averaging more than 11 points per game.
– Jeff Falk