Madden Petty joins 1,000 point club


Photo by: Natalie Ruiz

Senior Madden Petty shooting against the Chanute Comets.

Story by Kaley Mussa and Lane Phifer

On Feb. 12 in a win over the Chanute Comets, senior Madden Petty joined the 1,000 point club. She achieved her goal of 1,000 without playing her junior season. Shortly after, Petty suffered a season ending injury. Her record breaking game ended up being her last.

“When I first heard [the announcer] saying my name over the speaker, I had no idea what for. Then as he said I had hit 1,000, it was an immediate shock” Petty said. 

After keeping track of her points freshman and sophomore year, Petty did not think she had a chance to reach this goal all in one season.

“It was definitely a huge goal of mine,” Petty said. “By the time I got back into playing senior year, I wasn’t worried about it. I didn’t even think I had the chance to get it. Mostly because I had no idea I was even close.”

Petty was surprised when she found out she had achieved this goal of hers. No one told her how close she was.

“We kept it a secret from her, she didn’t even know.” head coach Kris Crotts said. 

Ending the night, Petty finished with 31 points against Chanute. 

“I came into this season just excited to finally get back on the court and be able to play with my good friends, ” Petty said. “This season for me was all about making memories and having fun. Being able to have all that and accomplish 1,000 points was one of the best feelings.”