FREEPORT, Ill. (WIFR) It did not take long for Winnebago's Alyssa Thompson to make history on Saturday. The senior broke the 1,000-point mark with a three-pointer midway through the first quarter in the Lady Indians' 66-57 loss to East Dubuque at the Aquin Shootout.
Thompson became just the third player at Winnebago under head coach Judy Krause to reach the career milestone.
"I think it's absolutely awesome for her to get that 1,000 points," said Krause. "She's worked really hard. She's been with us since her freshman year and she's a great kid who's put in a lot of time and effort to get there."
Thompson came into the game just three points shy of 1,000. She made the first basket of the game, which happened to be a layup. After a missed three-pointer from the far wing, she got the shooter's bounce from the top of the key on her second attempt to earn the honor. The game was stopped and the ball was presented to her. Thompson took the game ball and brought it to her mother.
This year, the senior also became the program's all-time leader in assists and steals. Krause is proud of everything she's accomplished.
"She's going to go down with a little bit of a legacy," said Krause. "She's done a lot for the program."
Thompson's father Brad also knows how much work she has put into her all-around game.
"Alyssa's not really known as a shooter, she's more of a passer," said Thompson. "It's slow but steady. It's not an easy thing to do."