Isabelle Delarue Shatters School Record For Number of Points Scored in a Basketball Career

By Kyle Button and Parker Kilen


On Friday, Feb. 19, the FHN girls’ varsity basketball team competed against the FZN Panthers at home. Before that game, senior Isabelle Delarue was three points away from breaking the school record at 1367 for most points ever from a Knights girls’ basketball player, set 20 years ago by FHN alumni Lisa Kowalewski. According to Delarue, surpassing that record was one of the most exciting moments of her basketball career as a whole.

“When I first made that basket, it gave me a huge rush of adrenaline and I was overjoyed,” Delarue said. “It’s been a long journey to get here but I wouldn’t trade it for anything.”

According to senior and fellow teammate Cate Hahn who has played basketball with Delarue since third grade, Delarue has gotten better and better and has shined as a player and leader throughout her career.

“She’s gotten very assertive with helping people know where they’re supposed to be on the court and being a great teammate,” Hahn said. “She’s really good at reading the ball and reading the court and the defense very well to see where open spots on the court are going to be and where to go to get open. She’s just very good at seeing the court and [making] plays happen.”

FHN is currently in first place in the GAC Central conference. The Knights look to stay that way and go as far as they can in districts and overall finish the season strong. Delarue has been on the Knights girls varsity basketball team since her freshman year, and after high school, she will be continuing her basketball career at Missouri State University. She and her teammates are very proud of her and are looking forward to what Delarue can accomplish in her post-high school basketball career.

“I’m super excited for her,” Hahn said. “You can just tell like all the hard work she’s put in [during] the offseason and during season, just always working hard and putting in the most effort that anybody can put in.” (Photos by Kyle Button, story by Parker Kilen)