SAUQUOIT — Although Allison Moreau's 2,000th career point was within reach, all she was worried about Friday night was winning.
Moreau, Sauquoit Valley's returning all-state guard, successfully achieved both. Needing 25 points to reach the milestone, she did better, scoring 37 points in a 54-48 nonleague win over Frankfort-Schuyler at Sauquoit Valley High School.
A few photos of Sauquoit Valley senior Allison Moreau celebrating her 2,000th point.pic.twitter.com/NDn9BdA0To— Q U E L H U N C H O (@OD_Slaughter)January 5, 2019
Sauquoit Valley's all-time leading scorer — girl or boy — improved her career point total to 2,012, becoming the 10th Section III girl to meet the mark.
"As long as we won, I didn’t care how many points I got," Moreau said. "It was very emotional. Coach Devin (Clive) was very emotional too because his dad (Tim, who died last year) used to be on the sideline watching too."
Moreau, who is averaging 27 points, met the milestone in the third quarter. She grabbed one of her 14 rebounds and went coast-to-coast. Coach Devin Clive then called a timeout to commemorate her acheivement.
Moreau, 17, is now a part of an exclusive list of Central New York scorers. Former Utica Notre Dame and Iowa State star Emily Durr set the Section III record at 2,445 in 2014. Breanna Stewart, the reigning WNBA MVP and WNBA champion who starred at Cicero-North Syracuse and won four national titles at UConn, is second after graduating from C-NS with 2,367 in 2012.
Former Frankfort-Schuyler star and current St. Bonaventure junior Danielle Migliore is only seven points ahead of Moreau, sitting in ninth after graduating with 2,019 points in 2016.
It's not far-fetched to think Moreau can graduate as CNY's third all-time leading scorer. Westhill's Carlee Cassidy (2006) is currently No. 3 with 2,124 points, moreau is 112 points behind her with 10 regular season games remaining.
"All the support I got from everyone is just amazing," said Moreau, who played AAU with New York Havoc the last two years. "It's an honor to be a part of that list."
Sauquoit Valley is off to a 7-3 start. Moreau credited the emergence of Madison McKenny, Jayna Inglis and Adrianna Grande — who played as a sophomore but missed her junior season with an injury — building chemistry with newcomers like Abby Stanimer, Alexis Townsend and Vanessa Verenich.
"We’re doing very well," Moreau said. "If we keep working in practice and on our team chemistry we’ll be pretty good going forward."
Moreau is also an accomplished soccer player. The two-time first team goalkeeper owns the Section III record for career shutouts (61) and recently commited to Le Moyne to continue her soccer career.
Contact reporter Marquel Slaughter at 315-792-4963 or follow him on Twitter @OD_Slaughter.