Pisney surpasses 1,000 points in win over New Hampton


CRESCO - It took a few minutes for Cadet senior Shannon Pisney and the No. 2 Crestwood girls’ basketball team to get on track against New Hampton on Jan. 2, but once they did, there was no stopping them.
Pisney became the sixth player in Cadet girls’ basketball history to surpass 1,000 career points last Tuesday as she tallied a double-double with 20 points, 10 rebounds, four assists and two steals during Crestwood’s 57-24 win over the Chickasaws.
As of Jan. 2, Pisney is sixth in career points at Crestwood with 1,017. The top five scorers in school history include: 1. Katie Kosters 1,397; 2. Traci Ollendieck 1,214; 3. Heather Kapler 1,135; 4. Ashley Sickles 1,105; 5. Ashley Kovarik, 1018.
After the game, Pisney gave credit to her teammates for her success.
“I think it’s kind of crazy (to surpass 1,000 career points),” Pisney said. “I didn’t think I could do it. My teammates do an awesome job of getting me the ball and setting me up to get the points. As a team, we definitely feed off of each other. If I’m having a bad night shooting, I know that I can turn to my teammates and they will shoot the lights out.”
Head Coach Doug Sickles gave kudos to Pisney after the win.
“Shannon getting 1,000 career points is a tribute to her,” Sickles said. “She has been a dedicated player for as long as I’ve known her. Shannon also cares about the team first. 
“Her scoring 1000 points is quite an accomplishment considering she lost most of her sophomore year (because of an injury). Shannon will say her teammates helped her get there, but you can’t take anything away from her. She is an outstanding basketball player and person,” Sickles said.
Complete statistics from the game will be in the Jan. 10 issue of the Times Plain Dealer.

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