St. Clement senior girls' basketball player Christy Novembre added to her already-impressive list of accomplishments on Monday night, scoring a career-high 43 points in a 66-55 win over Cathedral.
Novembre’s previous high was 41, which she scored last season vs. Marian.
The 5-foot-6 power forward from Cambridge went 2-for-3 from beyond the arc and drained 11 free throws.
“She’s dominant because she’s very aggressive,” said coach Shawn Thornton. “She has a handle like a guard but power like a forward.”
Novembre is approaching 1,500 career points, having surpassed the 1,000-mark as a junior last season. Thornton believes she has a chance at 2,000 if the Anchormen make it to the state title game at TD Garden.
St. Clement improved to 10-3 overall and clinched a postseason berth.
“It was huge, coming from a league standpoint,” Thornton said. “Secondly, clinching the tourney with seven games left is a nice comfortable feeling.”
Even more impressive, Thornton said, is Novembre’s ability to pass. She collected five assists, including three to 8th-grader Victoria Brown, who scored 10 points.
Novembre is the only senior on the starting five, which includes two 8th-graders and two juniors.
“We have a very young team, so we call on her to do a lot of things,” Thornton said.
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