East Grand Forks girls basketball player reaches 1,000th career point in big win
Brooke Filipi's milestone 1,000th career point came in a no-pressure situation Tuesday. The East Grand Forks Senior High senior's team-leading 14 points included No. 1,000 as the Green Wave rolled past visiting Fosston 74-27 in girls high school ...
Brooke Filipi's milestone 1,000th career point came in a no-pressure situation Tuesday.
The East Grand Forks Senior High senior's team-leading 14 points included No. 1,000 as the Green Wave rolled past visiting Fosston 74-27 in girls high school basketball.
"It would have been more exciting to get it in a closer game,'' Filipi, a senior and fourth-year varsity player, said. "But it's still fun to get there.''
There was no close.
Senior High scored the first 27 points of the game, the first 17 of those off Greyhound turnovers. Filipi's 1,000th point came on a fast-break layup to give the Wave a 32-2 lead with 9:12 left in the first half.
The Green Wave reached double figures just 2:13 into the game. By contrast, Fosston didn't score its 10th point until 3:34 into the second half.
"We couldn't handle their pressure,'' Fosston coach Kelly Viken said. "They're a very athletic team and they play hard.''
Senior High not only was stingy in allowing points. The Wave were opportunistic, converting Fosston turnovers into 36 points.
Senior High also received 11 points from Chloe Torgerson and 10 from Breanna Olson, both coming off the bench.
The Green Wave, who led 46-7 at halftime, entered the game not having practiced for a week due to weather-related school days off and game days.
"With all the games and snow days, it was sort of a mystery to see how we'd come out and play,'' said Filipi, who said she likes practices "when we're not running. It allows us to work on stuff.''
With the lack of practice time, "I was a little concerned,'' Senior High coach Jay Frydenlund said. "When you have no preparation time, you never know how kids will react.''
Filipi continued her consistent ways. She leads the 13-3 Wave with a 14.4 scoring average, having scored in double figures in 12 of the team's 16 games. "Brooke is just steady,'' Frydenlund said. "She's capable of being a big scorer. She had 28 in a game last week. But she does a nice job of finding open teammates. She's very unselfish.''
Jaclyn Hubbard had 13 points to lead the 4-9 Greyhounds, who had won four of their previous five games.