|Perkiomen School’s Nicole Pupillo is presented the game ball by Perkiomen School athletic director Ken Baker after she scored her 1,000th career point during Monday’s Tri-County League win over Kimberton-Waldorf. (Photo by Tom Kelly III)|
By Dennis Weller
Special to The Mercury
PENNSBURG — Nicole Pupillo has been best known for her deadly accuracy from three-point range and the free throw line while piling up the points for Perkiomen School. But the 5-foot-5 junior utilized another part of her offensive arsenal to reach a milestone in the first quarter Monday afternoon against Kimberton Waldorf when she grabbed a loose ball at three-quarter court, used a behind-the-back dribble to evade a defender at the midcourt stripe, and took the ball the rest of the way to the basket for a left-handed layup while being fouled.
That gave her 1,000 points for her career in just 2½ seasons and the distinction of being the first girls basketball player in school history to reach that mark. Pupillo went on to score 19 more for a total of 25 and the Panthers remained undefeated in the Tri-County League with a 58-33 win.
“It’s something I’ll never forget at Perkiomen,” said the soft-spoken Pupillo, who is also a competitive horseback rider and plays lacrosse. “I was able to share it with all my friends and family and faculty.”
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