Savannah Country Day Nicholson Stings the 1000 Point Club

By Prep Sports Report Staff | December 23, 2021

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Savannah Country Day senior Abby Nicholson joined the Lady Hornets basketball program 1000 point club by leading her team to victory on December 21. The Hornets defeated Pinewood Prep 48-29 in the Queen City Clash in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Abby needed 201 points this season to become the tenth Lady Hornet to score 1000 points in program history. By scoring 19 points on Tuesday, she now has 1,001 points. As a freshman, she scored 89 points, in her sophomore year 378, and as a junior last year 332. 

Lady Hornets Head Coach Amy Brooks said, "Abby is a terrific basketball player and an even better teammate. She wants nothing more than for her team to succeed. I love coaching her."

Nine other Lady Hornets had reached this milestone in the basketball program before Nicholson, who became number ten. They are Katherine Dotson (the year 2009 - total points 1709), Erin Shields (2000 - 1419), Melissa Burkhamer (2009 - 1301), Anna Mueller (2016 - 1315), Madeline Wynn (2019 - 1111), Amari Oliver (2015 - 1104), Lizzie Sprague (2003 - 1068), Danielle Hernandez (2000 - 1002),  and Sarah Wood (1001).

Nicholson is a first-team All-greater Savannah Morning News volleyball player and basketball player. The 6-foot-1 senior was named to the GHSA Class 1-A Private All-Region 3 first team in volleyball and played middle blocker for the Hornets. Abby averaged 13.9 points, 8.9 rebounds, 1.6 steals, and 1.4 blocks per game last season as a junior, helping the Hornets win the Region 3-A Private regular season title.  Abby has committed to play volleyball for Lafayette College in the Patriot League, a Division I program located in Easton, Pennsylvania.

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Optim Orthopedics supports  Savannah Country Day. The Hornets team  doctor is Dr. Thomas Alexander. Remember, Optim Orthopedics gets you back into the game!

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