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Sowards hits 1,000, ties PHS three-point mark

Peebles senior Jessica Sowards (23) watches the ball settle through the net on a three-point shot that put her over the 1,000 point mark for her career.

Peebles senior hits nine from long distance –

Story by Mark Carpenter –
Photo by Tina Gordley –

Saturday night will certainly be one to remember for Peebles High School senior Jessica Sowards.  With the Paint Valley Lady Bearcats in town for a weekend non-conference contest, Sowards etched her name in the Peebles basketball record books not once, but twice in a 67-48 Peebles victory.
With 2:36 left in the first quarter, Sowards drilled a three-pointer from the right wing to eclipse the 1,000 mark for her career, the second Peebles player to achieve that mark in the week, joining classmate Camron Gordley in the 1,000 point club.
“It feels amazing and I feel a lot of relief that it’s done and over with,” said Sowards. “It’s something I dreamed of accomplishing since I was a little girl and I looked up to players like Emily Hoop, Taylor Brown, Baylee Wallace, and Sidney Pell.  After breaking my hip and being out more than half of my sophomore year, I knew I had to come back stronger to achieve something like this.”
“Coach Vohn Hoop definitely helped get me to where I am today. If it weren’t for the past three years with him, who knows where I’d be?  Coach Billie Jo Justice has been a huge help this year with the confidence she gives me in shooting the ball.  If  I am having a bad night, she tells me to keep shooting and they would fall.  Moose Brown always pushes me to play harder and my parents, siblings, Grandpa  Tilden, Michael Sowards, my best friend Aubrey McFarland, and my boyfriend Trenton have been nothing but supportive throughout this journey and who have pushed me to be the player that I am.  Coach Jessica Kremin has also pushed me and kept my confidence up and I have to give credit all my past and present teammates.”
As if the 1,000 point achievement wasn’t enough, Sowards also tied another school record in her team’s win over the Lady Bearcats. She was on fire all night from behind the three-point line, tying Emily Hopp’s school record of nine in one game, accounting for all of her team-high 27 points.  All in all, a night that a senior will not soon forget.

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