Girls basketball finishes season with milestone effort


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Norberg (12) hugs Amber Gerheart (12) after the game. Norberg finished the season with an average of 14 points per game.

The OHS varsity girls basketball team had a losing season, finishing with a record of 11-15. One player, though, will remember the season as the year she reached a milestone.

Four-year varsity player Alyssa Norberg (12) scored her 1000th point at the Tigers’ game against Northwest Cedar Hill on Friday, Feb. 13. OHS won 54-51, and Norberg had 24 points. She scored her 1000th point early in the game, which allowed her to stay focused in the Tigers’ double overtime win.

“I was excited for her,” head coach Laura Bishop said. “It was nice to have the pressure off the game once she got it.”

Norberg finished the season averaging 14 points per game. She also led in rebounds, averaging 7.8 a game, with Katie Reed (12) in second with 3.9 rebounds per game.

“Scoring the 1000th point was amazing,” Norberg said. “I think my first thought was relief, like that last four years have been leading up to the moment and it finally happened. I think an even cooler part though was the reaction of the crowd and the team…it was all around an awesome experience. I’m very blessed.”

The team won its first district game against Lindbergh on Feb. 28, 43-39. Norberg carried the team’s offense with 17 points, and Reed boosted the defense with five of the Tigers’ seven steals. OHS lost to Cor Jesu, 53-33, in the second round of districts on March 2.

The Tigers played well at the end of the season, winning five of their last seven games.

“I know Bishop was working really hard to change our work ethic and that was successful, which was definitely evident towards the end of the season,” Norberg said. “Our record wasn’t exactly what we were going for but I think it was a good start to a new foundation of the program and I’m excited to see where it goes in the future.”



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