Brooke Quimby, a senior on the Grantsburg girls basketball team, became the fifth player in program history to reach 1,000 points at the varsity level, during a home game against Unity on Tuesday, Feb. 11. “Brooke has been our leading scorer for three years,” Grantsburg coach Penny Curtin said. “When she struggles to put the ball in the hoop, the team struggles. She can hit (3-pointers), take it to the rim and has a nice 15-foot jumper.” The four-figure total has been accumulating since her freshman season when expectations were more focused on defense. “Brooke played varsity briefly as a freshman, generally only coming in when we wanted to pressure the ball,” Curtin said. “Because of her speed and quickness, she was very good at that.” Quimby’s role became more significant in her sophomore season, as did her scoring. Formerly a defensive specialist, she posted her first double-digit scoring average as playing time began to rise. “Her sophomore year she became a starter and averaged almost 14 points a game,” Curtin said. “By her junior year her responsibilities increased and she had to handle the ball more often.” Right now she is averaging just over 16 points per game. Quimby and fellow senior Olivia Ohnstad also have adopted the role of acclimating new arrivals to the varsity game. “This year (Quimby) and Ohnstad are our team leaders,” Curtin said. “They help the younger girls learn new positions.” Quimby joins Tracy Stewart, Mollie Bjelland, Kortney Morrin and Cassidy Lee in Grantsburg’s group of 1,000-point scorers. – Photo by Sue Bunting

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