BY PARKER HODGE
There are several players on both the boys and girls side of the conference which will reach the 1,000 career point milestone over the coming weeks. It should be quite the season of celebrations, starting on December 12. All of the point totals noted below are through games played on December 9.
MALIA RUUD, CHIAWANA
Ruud, a junior, needs just three points to reach the milestone. She should achieve the mark during the Riverhawks’ game at Ellensburg on December 12. Ruud tallied 482 points her freshmen season and 432 during her sophomore campaign. Her career high mark was set during her freshman season when she racked up 38 points in a game.
HAYLEE JOHNSON, KENNEWICK
Johnson, a senior, should be the next player in line to reach 1,000. She currently has 926 points for her career and based on her current average, she will need about four games to reach the benchmark. That might be the Lewis & Clark game in Spokane — the Lions’ final game of 2023 and a great way to close out the year.
IZZY SIMMONS, HERMISTON
The Bulldogs junior standout currently sits at 877 points and should reach the milestone in mid January.
MACIE MILUM, RICHLAND
Back from a torn ACL she suffered in the playoffs last season, Milum hasn’t slowed down at all and sits at 841 career points and should also reach her thousandth point in mid January.
LYNNEA MORAN, HANFORD
While the Falcons’ leading scorer sits at 803 points, she still could reach 1,000. She netted 251 points her sophomore season and and 347 last year. As the #2 conference scorer, she should be able to join the elite club just before playoffs.