Senior guard Jen Gonsalves became the girls’ all-time leading scorer at Harwich High School Thursday night, scoring 27 points, as the Rough Riders cruised past Plymouth North 68-53.
The Harwich captain entered the game unaware she needed just 10-points to tie the all-time mark of 1,312 held by Sharee DaLuze since 2004.
With the first quarter winding down, Gonsalves drove the lane, making a layup and getting fouled in the process. The two points tied DaLuze’s mark and the ensuing free throw broke it.
“We stopped the game and she received a standing ovation and we presented her with the game ball,” said Harwich coach Alik Taylor. “It was a special night for Jen. She knew she was close but had no idea just how close. You could see how excited she was.”
With 1,329 points for her career, Gonsalves needs just 266 to break the school’s all-time mark held by Glen Rose since 1974.
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