One thousand points. The most valued individual benchmark of a high school basketball player. Senior captain Ashley Keleher of the Mashpee girl’s basketball team just recently joined the elite club, as she joins Mashpee alumni Devaun Ford and Joey Lopes as the only people who have reached this impressive milestone here at MMHS.
Keleher, a five year member of the team, broke into four-digit points on January 28th in a loss to Middleboro, continues to score for the Falcons as they try to make a late push for playoff birth. We sat down with her and asked a few questions about her milestone and her journey to get where she is today.
The Falconer: What was your first thought when you saw the ball swish through the net?
AK: I was fouled while taking a 3-point shot, and knowing that I was only two points away from 1,000, and I rarely miss my foul shots, I knew I was going to score it when I stepped up to the line. I made my first shot, then I missed the second shot, but I like to say I missed that second shot on purpose. When I made my third foul shot, I was overcome with joy and relief that I finally reached the milestone after five long years.