Fickel joins elite group in reaching 1,000 point milestone

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]Only 14 players in school history had been able to reach such an accomplishment as scoring 1,00 points in their careers.
On Saturday, January 25, against Edinboro University, Clarion University women’s basketball senior Emma Fickel was able to join this prestigious group.
Fickel was on a two-on-one breakaway with freshman Kelly Johnson.
While on the run, Johnson yelled for Fickel to get in position to receive the pass and score.
Fickel did just that, and scored her 1,000th career point.
“It’s a great accomplishment,” Fickel said, “But I couldn’t have done it without my coaches and my family sticking by my side and without God blessing me with a strong, healthy body.”
She scored her 1,000th point in the nick of time with 1:44 left.
“It was more of a waiting game,” she said, “I truly did not know what day or what game it was going to happen in.”
Fickel needed only eight points to reach 1,000, which was her point total for the game.
And it couldn’t have come at a better place than right at home in Tippin Gymnasium.
“It was meant to be at a home game when it happened,” she said, “It wasn’t something I could plan.”
Fickel becomes the first Clarion player since Katrina Greer in 2008 to reach the 1,000-point milestone.
The Clarion senior, known for her deadly three point shot, ranks fifth in Clarion history with 177 made three pointers, eighth in career three-point percentage at 34.2 percent, and fifth in three-pointers attempted with 518. Emma Fickel
It all started at Cumberland Valley High School, where Fickel lettered in basketball (4), soccer (2), cross country (1) and track and field (1).
During her freshman season at Clarion, Fickel averaged 3.4 three pointers per game, the top mark by a freshman regardless of division in the NCAA, and the ninth best overall mark in the NCAA regardless of division and the fifth  best mark in Division II while leading the PSAC.
Fickel continued to light it up her sophomore season, with 65 three pointers, tied for 12th most in a season in school history.
This season, Fickel continues to hit nothing but net.
She’s the third leading scorer, averaging 12 points per game, with 47 made three pointers on the season.
Now that Fickel has joined one prestigious club in Clarion Women’s Basketball history, she has a shot to join another.
She is 31 points away from cracking into the top 10 in scoring in school history.
Fickel would tie Cheryl Bansek, who has 1,049 points, for tenth in scoring in school history.
Fickel is at 1,018 career points, with six games to go.
As if Fickel hasn’t already had a memorable individual season, she could also be part of another team accomplishment.
The Golden Eagles are only two games behind the sixth and final playoff spot in the PSAC West.
If they can find a way to punch their ticket, it would be Clarion’s second straight berth to the PSAC playoffs.
But even if Clarion is unable to make the playoffs, it still has been an amazing senior season for Fickel, making her mark in Clarion women’s basketball history.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_facebook type=”standard”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_tweetmeme type=”horizontal”][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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