Isabelle Delarue Scores 1000 Points in Girls Basketball


By Justin Brewer

In the varsity girls basketball game on Friday, February 21 Junior Isabelle Delarue broke both personal and school records by scoring 1000 points in her career at FHN. 

“I would just like to thank my coach,” Delarue said. “I don’t think it would’ve been possible if I had a different coach. I don’t think I would’ve been able to reach that goal.”

Delarue’s basketball career began in preschool when she started playing for a YMCA team. After that she knew it was going to be her passion and realized it was a sport she was going to stick with. She started playing club basketball in the summer before her second grade year.  She currently plays club basketball for Blue Star STL. As for here at FHN, she started playing freshman year. She made the varsity team and has played varsity since then.

“I’ve played basketball roughly since preschool,” Delarue said. “Preschool is when I first started playing YMCA and then I started up playing club basketball over the summer in second grade.”

In the game on February 21, Delarue scored her thousandth point. That means that she scored 1000 points total in her entire FHN career. It is a cumulative score since starting as a freshman three years ago. She scored 37 points in a single game which set the school record and she hopes to set the school record for most career points. 

“My emotions were running so much,” Delarue said. “I couldn’t have done it without my coach, she made it possible for me and I was just overjoyed.”

As this is a huge accomplishment, Delarue, her coach and her teammates’ emotions were all running high. After she had scored the points she was filled with excitement, joy and extreme happiness. Her teammates were equally excited for her as well as her coach. Delarue thanks her coaches and attributes her success to them.

“I think it’s a great accomplishment,” coach Danielle Rampley said. “As a coach you always want to see your kids reaching those goals and I think it’s a great accomplishment for her especially as a junior.”