On Tuesday, forward, Avery Brittingham, was celebrated for reaching the 1,000 career points mark. Brittingham joined some very exclusive company by achieving the milestone, and became the second Lady Eagle to accomplish the feat in the last three years. Taelour Pruitt, who is playing in her freshman season at Southeast Missouri State, was the last to do it in 2016-17. Brittingham, similar to Pruitt, reached the scoring milestone early during her junior campaign, and is a top recruit for dozens of schools across the country. San Diego State, Virginia Tech, North Texas, SMU, Tulane, Tulsa, Southern Miss and Alabama are among the top schools pursuing the forward’s services in the fall of 2020.
Crowley defeated the Lady Panthers of Midlothian, 39-27, in the pre-district contest at Senter Gymnasium on Tuesday. With the win, they improved their overall record to 9-5. “The presentation was great, but I wanted to cap the night with a win,” said Brittingham. This was evidenced with the junior forward logging 14 points and pulling down 10 rebounds; her tenth double-double of the season. Ronnie Nichols, the first year women’s head coach, asserted, “I think her (Brittingham) teammates were more excited about the milestone than she was. Avery is a natural leader and they gravitate to her,” Coach Nichols went on to explain. He added, “That locker room wanted nothing more than to play well and get this win for Avery.”
The women’s basketball team will travel to Rockwall to face the Lady Hawks of Heath High School on Friday. This will be their last test before opening district competition against Burleson, Tuesday, November 11th.