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BRANDYWINE HUNDRED — Archmere Academy’s girls basketball team, which cracked the top 10 rankings this week, traveled to Concord High School on Thursday afternoon, falling to the fifth-ranked Raiders, 63-44. Concord senior forward Meghan Doogan led the way with 18 points, including the 1,000th of her career.
Doogan, who attended Holy Rosary School in Claymont and is a member of that parish, needed 15 to reach the milestone. She scored 14 in the first half and did not take long after halftime to reach the mark. She was fouled on Concord’s second possession of the third quarter and calmly drained the first free throw. The game was briefly stopped as Doogan received hugs from her teammates and family, received flowers and a balloon, and posed for pictures with a sign reading “1,000 points.”
Doogan also hit the second free throw, extending the Raiders’ lead to 39-20, and Concord (6-2) eased to the victory. Holly Panchak and Brittany McLean each scored 10 points.
Junior Audra Woodside led Archmere (5-2) with 11 points, while freshman Cecilia Irvine added nine off the bench, all in the second half.
The Auks host Hodgson on Saturday afternoon at 1:15 p.m., while Concord visits Brandywine on Saturday at noon.
Doogan was not the only player to reach 1,000 points on Thursday. Ursuline junior guard Adrianna Hahn accomplished the feat on one of her five three-point shots in the Ursuline Raiders’ win over Smyrna High School in Wilmington.
St. Elizabeth senior forward Macy Robinson reached 1,000 during the Diamond State Classic.