Williams Scores 1,000 Career Points

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Varsity guard Aliyah Williams drives the ball down court at North’s win over Warrenton. Williams would continue on to score her 1,000th career point: a feat only accomplished by 14 other players.

Oliver Buckley, Podcast Personality

Varsity guard Aliyah Williams scored her 1,000th career point in a game against Warrenton on Jan. 8. She is now one of 15 other North basketball players to achieve this.
From an early age, Williams has always had a natural love for the game of basketball.
“I have been playing basketball since I was 7-years-old,” said Williams.
Williams has been playing for over 10 years now, and her hard work has come to fruition. That hard work came with help, however. “My parents have been my strongest supporters throughout my high school career,” said Williams.
In the game against Warrington, in which she achieved her milestone, North won by the score of 59-45. Williams led in points, scoring 23, made 50% of her field goals, and shot two free throws, both of which she made.
“Going into that game I knew that I was 23 points away from scoring my 1,000th point. I had a special feeling that I was going to [get there] in that game,” said Williams.
Williams was not the only player to hit 1,000 this season at North. Earlier in the season, on Dec. 4, men’s varsity guard Keashon Petty also reached his 1,000th career point. He is only the third in North men’s basketball history to do so.
“At the end of the 2019-20 season I knew I was going to hit my 1000th point early in the 2020-21 season,” said Petty.
Even though it has been achieved before, 1,000 points over the course of 4 years is still an extremely impressive and rare feat.
On the back of Williams, the varsity girl’s basketball team has done historically well. The team found success in the 2019-2020 season, with a regular-season record of 18-9. Proving that last season wasn’t a fluke, they currently possess a record of 11-5 and sit at fifth overall for large schools in the St. Louis area, ranking higher than all of the other Parkway schools.
“I am very happy to be playing for such a good program like North. North has had a lot of talented girls basketball players that have played here and I am happy to say I play for Parkway North,” said Williams.
While hitting 1,000 career points is impressive, Williams wants to be known for more than just her athletic ability and prowess on the court.
“After I graduate I want people to remember me as a respectful, young lady who worked hard on the basketball court and in the classroom,” said Williams.