Lombardino scores 1,000th point in team’s 27-point win
Cassie Lombardino scored 23 points and became the first Basehor-Linwood girls player to eclipse 1,000 points for her career Tuesday night as the Lady Bobcats beat Immaculata 63-36.
Lombardino also moved into first place on the all-time BLHS girls scoring list.
In the fourth quarter after reaching the milestone, Simpson called a timeout so the public address system could announce the feat. Lombardino received a standing ovation.
Against Immaculata, the Bobcats were able to fend off sickness. Courtney Hooks was out with the flu. Brooke Sanders and Ashley Jeannin both played limited minutes, also afflicted by the flu. As a result, 11 different players played, 10 of whom scored. Megan Bergstrom made her debut and scored 11 points.
"She did a great job for us," Simpson said. "To have players coming off the bench and scoring for us was huge."
The score was tied after the first quarter before BLHS pulled away with a 17-3 second quarter.
"We had the same strategy, gameplan wise," Simpson said of playing without key contributors. "Our mindset was to play our game, just with some different players. We have confidence in our bench players."
The Bobcats improved to 14-1 with the victory.