Already enjoying a record-breaking season for Maine West’s girls basketball team, Brittany Collins came within 1 point of yet another milestone on Saturday afternoon.
Playing in Chicago, the same city where she will be a freshman for St. Xavier’s women’s basketball team in less than eight months, Collins scored 20 points in a 66-52 loss at Gwendolyn Brooks College Preparatory Academy.
The 6-foot senior forward needs 1 more point to become the program’s first player to reach 2,000.
She will go for that mark on Tuesday when then Warriors open play in their own Class 4A regional.
The No. 4-seeded Warriors (15-11) will face the winner of Monday’s play-in game between No. 13 Lane Tech and No. 20 Lake View at 6 p.m.
On Dec. 17 of this season, Collins broke the career school record of 1,648 points set by Megan Edwards in 2005.
She can also become the school’s record holder for single-season points. She currently has 606, 10 shy of Edwards’ school record of 616 also set in 2005.
Collins grabbed 13 rebounds on Saturday, giving her the 86th double-double of her four-year varsity her career.
Her front-line partner and classmate, 6-3 Julia Huinker, also had a double-double against Brooks with 10 points and 10 rebounds.
Sophomore Monica Liwag contributed 12 points while classmate Kayla Pociejewski pulled down 10 rebounds with 3 assists. Senior Kelly Adamek also handed out 3 assists.
Warriors coach Derril Kipp was without the services of starting senior guards Erin Ross (sprained neck) and Abbey Herling (ankle) on Saturday.