Central Lake's 6-3 sophomore Jasmine Hines picked up her 1000th point on Tuesday in a heartbreaking 55-54 loss to Onaway on Tuesday. Hines, who scored 646 points as a freshman, ended the evening with 36 points, 22 rebounds and seven blocked shots. The millennium mark caused Antrim Review sports editor Michael Smith to pose a question.
In state history among the girls, who was the quickest to 1,000? Jazz, as she is known in Central Lake, got there in her 34th varsity career game.
Wow – fastest to 1,000, huh? I can’t say that I have an answer to that.
As a comparison, Stephanie Hass, who spent her prep career playing ball at Harbor Springs Harbor Light Christian (1998-2001), finished her varsity career with 2,732 points. That's tops in state history. Hass scored 567 in 22 games as a freshman, and 677 as a sophomore in 22 games. Unfortunately, I don’t have a game-by-game breakdown.
As a sophomore, she averaged, 30.77 points-per-game, So she would have needed about 14 games to hit 1,000 point mark. Hass certainly may have done it sooner (she had a 52-point game as a sophomore). Hass finished her career with 642 in 21 games as a junior, then 846 in 22 as a senior. She then took her game to Saginaw Valley State.
At a minimum, it sounds like Hines' is on a "Hass-like” pace. That's exciting! McCabe has her ranked at No. 15 on his annual list of the state's top ball players. Michigan State has already inquired about securing her ability after high school. I'm sure they won't be the last!