Alexis Moragne ’19 stepped to the free throw line, took a deep breath, and sank her 1,000th point as a Bear.
The milestone basket came with about five minutes left in the second half of Berkshire’s 72-39 win over Hotchkiss School on Wednesday afternoon, the team’s sixth win-in-a-row.
“That took a lot of focus. I was a little nervous,” Moragne said of the free throw. Needing 24 points to reach 1,000 for her career, the four-year varsity player finished the game with a team-high 26.
Afterwards, Moragne—a Delaware State University basketball commit—was joined on the court by her mom and dad, teammates, and coaches to celebrate the accomplishment.
“I can really appreciate the growth that she’s had this past year,” head coach Cori Chambers said. “It is an awesome individual accomplishment, but I think the way that I coach is all about the team and if you do all the right things it’ll benefit both you and the team.”
The Bears are 11-5 on the season and appear ready to grind it out in February, a month that Chambers and her star player both agree is critical to making the playoffs.
“Going into break on a six-game winning streak feels good,” Chambers added.