Two more basketball players sink 1000th career point - South Effingham's Hairston and Bryan County's Wedlow

By Prep Sports Report Staff | February 8, 2024

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The number of high school basketball players who score 1,000 points in their career is increasing this season, indicating consistent dedication and contribution to the game they love.

More than a dozen basketball players from the Savannah area have reached the 1,000-point milestone this season. Here are two more players who reached that milestone last week.


Elena Hairston, South Effingham

On Saturday, February 3, the senior point guard had an unforgettable night during a game against Evans. She scored 26 points, which helped her reach a significant milestone in her career- 1,000 points. 

Elena showcased her skills in the game by joining the 500 career rebound and 500 career assist clubs. Hairston averages 14.7 points this season, five assists, seven rebounds, and three steals per game.

Hairston is the fifth Lady Mustang to achieve this milestone. Shae Leverett, the most recent Mustang to join the club, did so in 2015.




Kayley Wedlow, Bryan County

The senior guard netted her 1,000th career point in a win on Friday night, February 2, at Savannah High. Wardlow scored 19 points in the Lady Redskins 61-33 victory. As of February, Kayley is averaging 17.3 points, six rebounds, and 3.6 assists per game.

Since 2007, under the leadership of Head Coach Mario Mincey, Wedlow became the 10th Lady Redskin to score 1000 points.



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