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February 6, 2014

Core goes over 1,000 points

Kennedy Core became the third Pleasantville player to go over 1,000 points in her basketball career in the five-on-five game at the school.

The others hitting 1,000 were Marjorie Whipple and Chelsea Thomas.

Core achieved the magic number of 1,000 and then some in a game the Trojans lost to the Albia Lady Dees 56-38 Jan. 30 in front of her home crowd.

Core was recognized following the game.

“She needed 10 and got 18,”stated Trojan Coach Aaron Fichter.

Core, a junior, still has a full season to add to her impressive statistics.

Pleasantville appeared to be heading toward an upset with an 11-8 lead at the close of the first quarter, but Albia took the lead 21-14 at the half and never looked back.

Albia had 22 points from Makenzie Griffin and seven from Katie Dyson.

The Trojans had 17 by Core, seven of them coming in the final quarter.

Trisha Kunze added nine points for Pleasantville and Hanna DeJoode had five off the bench. Pleasantville slipped to 3-13 with the loss.

Coach Fichter stated, “I’m proud of her scoring but I’m also proud of the teammate she has become.”

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