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Jordan Phinney poses with coach Karri Peterson after netting her 1,000th point on Dec. 20 against Mascoma. RC Greenwood. (click for larger version)
December 26, 2011
BRISTOL — Excitement was the name of the game on Tuesday, Dec. 20, at the Newfound Regional High School gym.

Senior Jordan Phinney, who entered the game with 970 career points, went for an even 30 against Mascoma, establishing a new career high and reaching the 1,000-point milestone in front of her home crowd.

Phinney became the ninth girl in the history of Newfound girls' hoop to score 1,000 points, joining coach Karri Peterson on the list.

The 62-40 Newfound win ended a two-game losing streak and sent the Bears into the break at 4-2.

As in an earlier season game at Mascoma, the Bears found themselves behind in the early going, trailing 16-12 after one quarter of play.

However, Newfound turned up the defense in the second quarter, holding the Royals to just two points and netted 19 to take a 31-18 lead at the halftime break. Phinney put in 12 points in the second quarter and went to the half with 18 points.

Phinney was kept off the board in the third quarter, but the Bears still managed to outscore the Royals 11-7 to take a 42-25 lead heading to the final quarter.

Phinney rattled off 12 points in the span of three minutes in the fourth quarter, drilling a three-pointer for her 1,000th point.

"Jordan got most of her points taking the ball to the basket and earning the points from the foul line," Peterson said. Phinney was seven of eight from the free throw line and also hit two beyond the arc.

Phinney finished with her 30 points and also added six rebounds. Amber Plummer had 11 points, eight rebounds, five steals, three assists and two blocks. Allison Dorey and Emily McArthur each added seven points and Alex Jewell had a strong game in the middle with four points and three offensive rebounds.

Joshua Spaulding can be reached at sportsgsn@salmonpress.com or 569-3126

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