Logan CrawfordJan 17, 2018, 12:56 amJan 17, 2018, 1:15 pm

HS senior shoots high, scores 1,000 points for her basketball team

Lauren Hammersley continues a family tradition of breaking records


SYOSSET — Tuesday night's game at Our Lady of Mercy Academy in Syosset, Lauren Hammersley aimed for a basket few make: to score 1,000 points in her high school career in basketball. Lauren started the game needing 12 points to reach her goal. And just after halftime, she sank the basket she wanted.

Humble about her achievement, Lauren says her teammates and coaches are to thank.

"I wouldn't be here without any of them. It was a great pass and great screen. So without them, it wouldn't have happened," she said.

But she isn’t the first in her family to reach the 1,000-point goal. Her aunt Denise Hammersley broke the 2,000-point record in the 1990s during her time at Our Lady of Mercy Academy.

Our Lady of Mercy did lose the game against Sacred Heart Academy, but it still was a win for Lauren.

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