Community R-VI senior Brittni Brandwein cemented her Lady Trojans’ legacy last week when she scored her 1,000th career point in a home game against Marion County, the No. 1 team in Class 1.
She hit the 1,000th point mark with a 10-foot jumper in the second quarter.
Brandwein made two 3-pointers and scored a team-high 16 points in the 60-35 loss to the Lady Mustangs. She plans to announce her intentions to take her game to the collegiate level on Monday, February 28 when she’s expected to sign with Culver-Stockton College.
“She has had a great career and has left her mark on this program,” said Community R-VI head coach Bob Curtis. “Younger players look up to her because of her leadership, ability, and work ethic…She has worked very hard to become the knock down perimeter shooter that she is.”
In Community R-VI’s matchup with the No. 1 ranked Lady Mustangs, Marion County jumped out to a 22-4 first quarter lead and led 31-13 at halftime. Marion County outscored the Lady Trojans 29-20 in the second half before falling by 25 points.
“Marion County is the number one team in the state in Class 1 because of their defense,” Bob Curtis said. “They are very smothering for 32 minutes. It is difficult to get any open looks or offensive rebounds.”
Shelby Curtis and Paige Curtis both scored six points while Paige Harris finished with six rebounds.