2000-02-12 / Sports

McManus Hits The 2000 Mark

Tuesday, February 1, 2000 will always be a day that Janelle McManus and her high school, Bishop Kearney, will always remember. On that night, shortly into the second quarter of a game against Bishop Loughlin High School, the Boston College bound Varsity point-guard scored the 2000th point of her high school career on a free throw. This feat has never been accomplished before in the history Kearney's teams, so it was indeed a night to remember. Celebrating the night with her were Marty and Fran, her father and mother, as well as her brothers and sister. In fact, there were many people in the crowded gym from the Rockaways.
In the history of the Girls' Catholic High School Athletic Association (GCHSAA), only one other player has achieved this goal: Chamique Holdsclaw of Christ the King Regional High School, who now plays in the WNBA. Chamique's high school total was 2,187 points, so there is a good chance that the Belle Harbor resident just might pass that mark.
That game in which she reached the 2000 mark was a bittersweet evening as Loughlin went on to defeat the Tigers (though the Tigers have two previous wins over Loughlin), and McManus' 40-game streak of 20 or more points per game was ended. Despite the loss, it was indeed a great evening for a truly versatile player!
Bishop Kearney's Varsity Defeats Bishop Ford:
In a rare Saturday afternoon game at the Bensonhurst school, Bishop Kearney defeated Bishop Ford 79-47. After a rather slow start, the Tigers came out storming in the second quarter and never looked back. Janelle McManus had 26 points and 10 assists, Katelyn Lawler had 15 points, Caitlin Boyle and Nicki Nies each had 10 points.

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