Tuesday January 12th Senior Avery Fried scored her 1000th career point in the first half in a conference victory over Perry. Here is what Avery had to say after the contest, “I would like to thank my coaches, teammates, and family throughout the years who have shaped me into the player and person I am today and have helped me accomplish this! I wouldn’t be where I am without them. Everyone has always told me that hard work pays off and I felt that for the first time last night. Even though I accomplished this goal, my team and I aren’t close to done! So excited for what the rest of the season is going to bring!”
Current Head Coach Ben Anderson shared these comments, “Avery mentioned this was a goal of hers and she went out and attained it! She has worked hard at getting shots up and has really embraced the role of scorer and facilitator, as she is playing both inside and outside for us. She’s done a nice job being positive and not forcing the issue and I am glad she got to experience this in a home game win, alongside her teammates, family, and friends!”
Former Head Coach Steve Neville had this to say about the accomplishment- “If I had a way of describing Avery in basketball terms it would be with 3 S’s “sweet shootin’ stroke”. Avery has been a 4 year starter at BF and a 2 time 1st team all conference player. Avery can score in many ways. She is a great perimeter shooter, can score in the post, and has a productive way of getting to the FT line. Most importantly though Avery is a great teammate and has always been supportive of her teammates! Scoring 1,000 points in a career is very difficult to do. I believe she is the 4th player in BF history to accomplish this achievement. A lot of time and hard work has to happen to score 1,000 points! We are all very proud and happy for Avery “the microwave” Fried🏀🏀”
The Lady Jays currently are 7-3 and sitting at 3rd in the Raccoon River Conference. This Friday the Bluejays head to Winterset for a conference showdown with the Huskies, game tips at 6pm!