Monday, January 14, 2013

GIRLS BASKETBALL: Pupillo nets 1,000th point as Perkiomen cruises

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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