By Julia Batista
During an energizing game at the Fallsburg school on Thursday, January 19th, point guard Diamond Weeks of the varsity girls basketball team made school history by achieving 1,000 points in her basketball career.
In an extremely intense game against the Burke Catholic Eagles, Ms. Weeks scored her thousandth point in the last four seconds of the game. Guarded by at least four Burke players, she made her last two points with an amazing layup. Winning the game by a score of 51-40, not only did the Fallsburg Comets bring another win to their records, but an outstanding player as well.
Ms. Weeks has always been and is a very dedicated basketball player for the Fallsburg girls basketball team. She started playing the sport at a very young age, and it has allowed her to become one of the most successful players in the section. She is now the first female basketball player in Fallsburg history to reach one thousand points.
“It feels amazing, the whole game I was nervous and frustrated. I thought I wasn’t going to make it happen, but I pulled through and it did,” Ms. Weeks said after the game about reaching the thousand point plateau. “The crowd was crazy, and it made me very nervous.”
It was indeed a very lively game, the Fallsburg crowd rooting for Ms. Weeks as she played her very best to reach her goal. The team and the community were both more than supportive and excited to know that one of the Fallsburg players had achieved such an outstanding feat.
“Something like this is priceless, and it makes me reflect as a coach about the things I can do to further take my players to a higher level. I am very happy to be a part of it,” Coach Daniel Redmond commented about Ms. Weeks’ astounding achievement. “An accomplishment like this definitely puts Fallsburg on the map, and it brings the community together in a great way to support our team.”
After the game was won and over, there was a short ceremony to honor Ms. Weeks. A variety of gifts were given from her very supportive team and family and friends, all congratulating her on reaching something that no one thought was possible.
“It was a very special moment for me. I greatly appreciate everything that my team and everyone else did for supporting me.” she said.
Ms. Weeks will definitely be earning a banner that will hang in the Fallsburg school gymnasium, marking her as the first female basketball player to reach the thousand point mark. However, she still has a few games left this season and another whole season next year to accumulate even more points and possibly beat the school all-time record, which is around 1,350 points currently held by Sam Copeland.
The Fallsburg school and community are proud to have devoted and talented players such as Diamond Weeks participating in school sports. We add our own congratulations to Ms. Weeks and many well wishes to the rest of the team in their journey to make it to Sectionals for the seventh year in a row!