By Mark Carpenter
With a fourth quarter free throw in last Wednesday night’s home game with Blanchester, senior Natasha Barr became just the second player in the history of girls basketball (joining Jill Potts) at West Union High School to eclipse the 1,000 point plateau for a career.
Barr came into the Blanchester game needing just 15 points to reach the 1,000 mark and she ended up with 18 for the night. The historic 1,000th point came when she drove to the basket early in the final period, was fouled, and went to the free throw line sitting at 999 and calmly hit the first shot to put a punctuation mark on what has been a career nothing short of outstanding as a Lady Dragon.
“I am extremely proud of Natasha,” said Lady Dragons head coach Jason Claytor. “Getting to the 1,000 point milestone is no easy task. We could tell that it had been weighing on her recently and with the end of the season getting closer we were all getting nervous. She had been pressing a little because she knew she was getting close.”
“I am proud to have been there and happy that I got to be a small part of her reaching 1,000.”