Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Hodge joins mom in 1,000-point club

On a night when Lady Rocket point guard Jessi Hodge reached the 1,000-point plateau, her team also got the season started on a winning note defeating visiting Union County 52-41 Tuesday.

Entering her senior season with 999 points, Hodge surpassed the special milestone early in the game.

Her mom, Lady Rocket coach Shannon Hodge, who began playing at the varsity level for Crittenden during her eighth grade season, is also among the select 1,000-point scorers in Lady Rocket history. She has somewhere around 1,421.

Despite not remembering exactly when she reached that threshold, Coach Hodge is proud to have had the opportunity to watch her daughter’s excitement.

“That is not an individual achievement,” Coach Hodge said, thanking all the unselfish teammates who have helped her daughter reach 1,000 points and above.

Others who have reached the elite club, include Jeanne Hinchee 1,559, Vanessa Gray 1,413, Morgan Dooms 1,260, and Jesse Mathieu 1,035. Those totals are unofficial and likely incomplete.

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