There must be something about Watertown’s court that appeals to Reading senior Olivia Healy. Last season, Healy netted her 1,000th career point on the Raiders’ home floor and on Tuesday she reached another milestone.
With 42 points in the Rockets’ 56-39 win over Watertown, Healy set the overall career scoring record at Reading. The performance left her with 1,568 career points passing the previous record set by Brian Wilson in 1985.
Last season Healy passed Jenny Shoemaker’s girls record of 1,201 which was set in 2003.
“Olivia is the most dominant high school player I have ever seen,” said Reading coach Kim Penney.
Healy, who plays different positions depending on the need of the team, also had 13 rebounds in Tuesday’s game as the No. 1 Rockets stayed undefeated at 13-0.
“It was a very good team win and Olivia led the way,” said Penney.
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