When Prep Rally first covered Lacy Asdourian, she was turning heads as the only girl on a boys basketball team in the state of California. More notably, she was helping push Redding (Ca.) Liberty Christian School toward the state playoffs.
Now that Liberty Christian is competing in those very playoffs, Asdourian has earned a spot in the state record books, allegedly becoming the first girl to ever score in a boys playoff basketball game in the nation's most populous state.
As reported by MaxPreps, which has been in front of Asdourian’s feats throughout her junior season, the Liberty Christian junior scored a single free throw during Liberty’s 67-55 victory against Ripon (Ca.) Christian High in the California Interscholastic Federation’s Division V Northern California Regional playoffs.
According to MaxPreps, a CIF spokesman could not confirm that Asdourian was the first girl to score in a boys playoff game with concrete certainty, but did say that the two outlets that compile state records had absolutely no notes of past female players scoring in a boys playoff game.
For his part, Asdourian’s coach said that what she accomplished was nothing short of a historical breakthrough in women’s basketball.
"It may have been historical in regards to women being able to play in the man's game," [Liberty Christian girls basketball coach Todd] Franklin said.
The victory moves Liberty on to a contest against Alameda (Ca.) St. Joseph Notre Dame High on Saturday. Asdourian will be looking to score there, too, although she is certainly would be even happier to escape with another victory, regardless of her personal contributions.
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