No. 6 sports story of 2017 | Area players surpass milestones in girls basketball
The achievements are the No. 6 story of 2017
By Malcolm Shields
Tuesday, December 26, 2017
This year could potentially be bookmarked by milestones by one player in girls basketball.
The 2017 portion of the 2016-2017 girls basketball season had three area players surpass career milestones.
Northeastern’s Breanna Proctor (1,000 rebounds), Currituck’s Lindsey Lykins (1,000 points) and Victory Christian’s Ayden Larabee (1,000 points) passed the respective milestones in February.
Proctor, then a junior, posted 16 rebounds against Currituck on Feb. 3 to surpass 1,000 career rebounds in her varsity career.
Proctor added 16 points to help the Lady Eagles defeat Northeastern Coastal Conference rival Currituck 43-42.
Proctor has the chance to end the year surpassing the 1,000 career-point mark.
Entering today’s game against Rocky Mount Preparatory at the Holiday Basketball Classic at Hertford County High School, Proctor has 970 career points.
Proctor has had success against Rocky Mount Prep in the past.
The Lady Eagles faced Rocky Mount Prep at the classic on Dec. 26, 2016.
In that game, Proctor scored 31 points in the Lady Eagles’ 58-11 victory.
NHS (0-4) takes on Rocky Mount Prep today at 4 p.m. and will play at least two games at the tournament this week.
Back in February, Lykins, then a senior, surpassed the 1,000 career-point mark at Pasquotank on Feb. 7.
Lykins scored a game-high 28 points to lift the Lady Knights to the 48-36 win against the league foe.
Lykins, who was a four-year varsity player at Currituck, ended her prep basketball career with 1,052 points.
Larabee surpassed the 1,000 career-point mark against Bethel Assembly Christian Academy on Feb. 13.
Larabee, then a junior, passed the mark during the contest and finished the game with 36 points in the Lady Eagles’ 53-32 win.
Larabee is currently a senior at Victory Christian.