Hrebik reaches career scoring milestone
In the midst of the third quarter of last week's game against Wilson, Salisbury senior guard Megan Hrebik connected on a one-handed jumper in the lane during what was the Falcons' Senior Night.
It was a shot that Hrebik has mastered over her years as a Falcon. This shot, however, was more significant than any other field goal she recorded in her career.
With that field goal, Hrebik became the school's most recent 1,000-point scorer, and is the 14th Falcon to ever accomplish the feat.
"It's special to be part of the 1,000-point club," said Hrebik. "I'm a lot more relieved, [and] now I can focus more on just winning for the rest of the season and going further in districts. But it's nice to be a part of that group."
What makes it even more special for Hrebik is that she'll be the latest Falcon to go over 1,000 points since someone she's extremely close to - her sister Caitlin. The older Hrebik went over 1,000 points in 2010 and there hasn't be another Falcon to get there until now.
"It's even more special to me because I'll be right under my sister's name," said Hrebik. "When I scored the 1,000th point and I went over to my family and I went over to her, she just said how proud of me she was that I was able to join her right underneath her name.
"It was nice just to share it with my teammates, and have my family there and have my sister there. It was special. It was nice."
While it's been a goal of hers for quiet some time now, Hrebik admits there were times throughout the season where she thought she may end up a few points short. That first instance came against Wilson back on December 21, a game in which Hrebik scored just six points. Thoughts also surfaced in the both the Allen and Northwestern games.
It seemed, however, that those games only strengthened Hrebik's drive at reaching one of her preseason goals.
"The first time we played Wilson, I thought I'm going to make myself a deeper ditch that I'm going to have to climb out of," said Hrebik. "But I was willing to take on the ditch I made for myself."
Now that she has officially entered the 1,000-point club, Hrebik feels a sense of relief to now build on another preseason goal of reaching districts. Last season was the first year this senior class made it to districts.
"Last year was the first year we made districts, and we wanted to do it again," said Hrebik. "We wanted to see how well we can do this year compared to last year."