Rainwater joins 1,000 point club against East Central

Jan. 10—Looking over Tahlequah Lady Tigers' senior Kori Rainwater's accomplishments there isn't much she hasn't done.

THS single game rebounding record, all-time rebounding record, all time block record, multiple time Metro Lakes Conference Player of the Year and now Rainwater joins the ranks of 1,000 point scorers.

With 5:26 on the clock against East Central, Rainwater hit a jumper to join that elusive group.

"Big night for Kori I am happy for her. She deserves it, she does a lot for this program," THS Head Coach David Qualls said.

Rainwater joins a group that still has not reached 10 members. Rainwater joins a group of five that have accomplished the feat.

"It is awesome, we don't have a lot of 1,000 point scorers and she joins that special club," Qualls said. "She has worked her tail off to get there. She was a little nervous early on, as a team we tried to force feed her a little bit and it is part of the slow start. It is great to see I am happy for her. She played great."

Along with picking up the career milestone, Rainwater has also been playing her best basketball of the year during the most recent stretch. Against ECHS, Rainwater picked up 23 points marking the second straight game she has broken that plateua.

"She is being aggressive. She is a team player Sometimes we call her a little too unselfish because she wants her teammates to have the ball," Qualls said. "When she wants to be dominate she can be dominate and she has done that for us the last two games."

In the championship game of the Mother Road Classic against Coweta, Rainwater picked up 22 points and was named the most valuable player of the event. Against CHS, Rainwater made key buckets as the fourth quarter ticked along.

Rainwater averaged 17 points over the three games of th Mother Road Classic.

Rainwater and the Lady Tigers will be back in action at 6 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 12 against Bishop Kelly.

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