CICERO, NY — Saratoga’s Natasha “Tash” Chudy has reached a milestone that many high school basketball players hope to achieve – joining the 1,000-point club.
Chudy was only 35 points away before their tournament games this past weekend against Cicero-North Syracuse and Bishop Kearney. After scoring 23 against Cicero-North Syracuse, that put her 988 points; and during the third quarter of Saratoga’s game against Bishop Kearney she hit 1,000. Chudy started her junior year season with 702 points, and after her 21 total points during the Bishop Kearney game, her record now stands at 1,009 points.
“I’m extremely proud and so happy for her as she achieves this big accomplishment,” said Robin Chudy, Saratoga Springs Varsity Girls Basketball Coach and Tash’s mom. “It’s been a pleasure having a front row seat to watching all of her hard work pay off. I know more will follow!”
Chudy was an eighth grader when she moved up to the varsity level. During her time with the Saratoga Springs Varsity Girls Basketball Team, he has had the opportunity to play with two other Saratoga girls who also reached the 1,000-point milestone – Kelly Flaherty and Dolly Cairns. Dolly Cairns, who is a sophomore guard on the University of Rhode Island’s Basketball Team, is Saratoga’s all-time leading scorer with over 2,000 career points.
Saratoga fell to both Cicero-North Syracuse (67-64) and Bishop Kearney (74-52).
Carly Wise led Saratoga against Bishop Kearney with 25 points and 11 rebounds. Chudy added 8 rebounds and 6 assists to her 21 points.