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Three Westmoreland college players reach 1,000 points

Bill Beckner Jr.
Keith Boyer
IUP junior guard Carolyn Appleby, a Greensburg Central Catholic grad, has scored 63 points in her last three games.
Wheeling Jesuit athletics
Hempfield graduate Monica Burns is a redshirt sophomore at Wheeling Jesuit University.
Rich Downer | For The Valley Independent
BV Area's Kaitlyn Slagus tries to get a shot off over the defense of Trinity's Mary Dunn.

Three former Westmoreland girls basketball standouts who combined to score thousands of points when they played in high school have now done so at the college level.

And none of them are seniors.

They hit their milestones within hours of one another this week.

IUP junior guard Carolyn Appleby and Bucknell junior forward Kaitlyn Slagus each scored their 1,000th point on Wednesday night.

Wheeling Jesuit redshirt sophomore guard Monica Burns followed on Thursday afternoon.

Appleby, a Greensburg Central Catholic graduate, knocked down a 3-pointer from the elbow at the 3:35 mark of the second quarter during IUP’s 67-52 home win over Seton Hill in the PSAC quarterfinals. She is the 25th player in program history to achieve the mark.

IUP (26-2) plays Millersville Saturday in the semifinals. Appleby has 1,009 points.

Slagus (Belle Vernon) needed 24 points but finished with a career-high 25 points to reach 1,000 in the Bison’s 75-55 win over Army West Point. She made a free throw with 2:51 remaining for Bucknell (21-8), which will be the No. 2 seed in the upcoming Patriot League Tournament. She has 1,001 points.

And Burns, a Hempfield grad known best for her all-time free-throw record of 118 consecutive makes, sank a 3-pointer with 1:45 left in a 73-60 loss to West Virginia State in the Mountain East Conference quarterfinals.

Burns accomplished the feat in only two seasons for the Cardinals (12-17). She has 1,002 points heading into next year.

Bill Beckner Jr. is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach him at [email protected] or via Twitter @BillBeckner.

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