FREDERICKTOWN — On a night where one Freddie made basketball history, another Freddie stole the show.
Fredericktown senior Emily Williams collected her 1,000th varsity career point in Monday’s nonconference game against the Danville Blue Devils. But, it was sophomore Macy Earnest who was the difference, scoring a career-high 26 points in her team’s 49-41 victory.
“She (Earnest) is a great player,” said Fredericktown head coach Jim Lester. “It’s very apropo to use that phrase with the kind of night she had.”
Earnest sparked two decisive runs for the Freddies (3-0) on Monday. She hit four free throws and a 3-pointer during a 10-0 run to close out the first half and give Fredericktown a 19-10 lead. In the fourth period, with the score tied, Earnest hit two 3-pointers as part of an 8-0 run that put the game out of reach.
Earnest was also responsible for all three Fredericktown field goals in the third period.
But the night belonged to Williams, who waited until there was just over a minute left to play in the game before hitting the 1,000-point mark.
Williams had needed 11 going into the game. But she had just four points at halftime, and only scored two free throws in the third period. But in the fourth, the Freddies began setting picks and allowing her to post up. Williams hit three shots from the post in the final frame, which was enough to put her over the top.
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