Mekash hits 1,000 points

submitted photo Carly Mekash dribbles the ball along the perimeter as fans wait in anticipation for her to hit 1,000 points in the first half of the home versus KCC.

submitted photo
Carly Mekash dribbles the ball along the perimeter as fans wait in anticipation for her to hit 1,000 points in the first half of the home versus KCC.

photo by Ryan Bergeron Gator junior Carly Mekash poses for a photo with her parents Dale and Shellie Mekash after the home game versus KCC on December 5, a game where she hit her 1,000 point. Needing six points to reach the milestone, Mekash finished with a team-high 13 points in the Gator girls 61-51 defeat.

photo by Ryan Bergeron
Gator junior Carly Mekash poses for a photo with her parents Dale and Shellie Mekash after the home game versus KCC on December 5, a game where she hit her 1,000 point. Needing six points to reach the milestone, Mekash finished with a team-high 13 points in the Gator girls 61-51 defeat.

Three minutes and 20 seconds. That’s all it took for Gator junior Carly Mekash to score six points on three made baskets, the third one bringing a roar from the Gator crowd. That sixth point not only gave the Gators a 6-0 lead, but also gave Mekash 1,000 points in her high school basketball career at home versus the Kittson County Central Bearcats on Monday, December 5.  Mekash led the Gators with 13 points and 13 rebounds, but it wasn’t enough in a 61-51 loss. 

“I want to first start off by congratulating Carly Mekash on reaching the milestone of 1,000 points. She works so hard and it pays off. She’s in the gym all the time,” Gator Head Basketball Coach Brad Dahl said. 

Mekash is the daughter of Dale and Shellie Mekash of Greenbush, Minn.

To see more from this game and wrestling results, read this week’s issue of The Tribune in print or online.

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