The 1,000-point club is reserved for select members.
If, for instance, a player takes part in 25 games per season over four years, they will need to average at least 10 points a game to reach the magical mark.
Janesville Parker’s storied girls basketball program has had seven players reach the 1,000-point plateau. Three of them share the same last name.
Jennah (Burkholder) Hartwig is Parker’s all-time leading scorer. Now the Vikings head coach, she finished her illustrious career with 2,033 points and was the state’s player of the year in 1993 in leading the Vikings to the Division 1 state title.
When Hartwig’s youngest daughter, Julia, joined the 1,000-point club last week, it gave the family three on the list. Ashley Hartwig, a 2013 Parker grad, finished with 1,105 points. Julia, a junior and UW-Green Bay recruit, currently sits with 1,018 points.
Other members of the 1,000-point club at Parker are Mistie Bass (1,906), Catie O’Leary (1,456), Amy (Betenz) Parkhurst (1,246) and Danielle Flood (1,061). Al Hughes and Delaney Schoenenberger are the only two Janesville Craig players to total more than 1,000 points for their careers.
Jennah Hartwig said she’s more proud of her daughters than of being the program’s all-time leading scorer.
“As a mom, I think it’s pretty cool what those two have done,” she said. “My dad (John) loved basketball and was able to pass that love of the game onto me and my siblings. And I love the game of basketball, too, and it’s been wonderful to share that passion and respect for the game with my own children.
“I’m very proud of the girls and the time and energy they have put into their own games to become very good players outside of my shadow.”
Ashley is a senior at Truman State in Kirksville, Missouri, and is nearing 900 points for her collegiate career.
Julia is second in the Big Eight in scoring at 18.8 points per game and leads the conference in rebounding at 15.8 per game.
This week, we unveil the area scoring leaders for girls. The Rock Valley Conference dominates the list, with the top three scorers and four of the top six.
Here’s a look at three area games in the next couple days:
Beloit Turner (9-4, 7-2 Rock Valley) at Edgerton (9-2, 7-2), boys, 7:15 p.m., today—The Crimson Tide look to win their eighth straight and complete the season sweep of the Trojans. The winner stays one game behind either McFarland or East Troy, who also play each other tonight.
Turner has lost three of its last five but did hand East Troy its only conference loss of the season. Dai’Vontrelle Strong and Steve Dillard are combining to average more than 30 points per game.
Turner is averaging 62.8 points per game, but Edgerton is allowing only 49.4.
The Crimson Tide are on a roll. They haven’t lost since December 7. Jacob Fox leads a balanced attack for Edgerton at 15.2 points per game.
Best guess: Turner 55, Edgerton 47
Elkhorn (7-5, 4-2 Southern Lakes) at Burlington (7-4, 4-2), boys, 7 p.m., today—The winner stays within striking distance of first-place Westosha (5-0).
Burlington has lost three of its last five games after all-time school scoring leader Nick Klug was lost for the season due to injury. The Demons are getting it done defensively, allowing only 44 points per game.
Elkhorn has lost two straight after winning six of its previous seven games. Twin brothers Luke and Vince Umnus are averaging a combined 25 points per game for the Elks.
This games wraps up the first half of the Southern Lakes schedule for both teams.
Best guess: Burlington 53, Elkhorn 46
Sun Prairie (12-1, 9-0 Big Eight) at Janesville Craig (7-7, 4-6), girls, 7:30 p.m., Saturday—Can the Cougars play spoiler and knock off the state’s fourth-ranked Division 1 team? The Cardinals won the first meeting this season between the teams, 65-47.
Sun Prairie’s only loss was to Green Bay Southwest in the DeForest Holiday Tournament.
Maryville University recruit Jayda Jensen leads the Cardinals with a 16.8 scoring average.
The Cougars have lost four of their last five—all four of them coming by six points or less—heading into tonight’s Big Eight game at Madison East. Sophomore Cassie Goswick and junior Emily Pierson are each averaging more than 14 points per game.
Best guess: Sun Prairie 65, Craig 51
Area scoring leaders
Name Yr. School Average Season-high
Erin Nyhus Sr. Brodhead 21.2 31
Paige Banks So. Evansville 19.0 31
Bethany Oren Sr. Edgerton 19.0 28
Julia Hartwig Jr. Parker 18.8 25
Chloe Buescher Jr. Milton 17.2 30
Reagan Courier So. Big Foot 16.2 26
Jaida Speth Sr. Delavan-Darien 15.2 22
Emily Pierson Jr. Craig 14.8 26
Jessica Danks Sr. Edgerton 14.1 23
Courtney Oomans Sr. Badger 13.4 19