ST. LOUIS -- Adalyn Koelling of Helias eclipsed the 1,000-point mark for her career Monday night in the Lady Crusaders’ 81-16 victory against the Maplewood-Richmond Heights Blue Devils in the opening round of the Lindbergh Tournament.
Koelling, a junior, reached the mark on Helias’ opening possession of the third quarter on a layup to give her 1,001 points in her career. She added a three-point play later in the quarter to reach 1,004 and finish with 24 in the game.
Koelling scored 12 points in the first quarter as Helias vaulted to a 26-5 lead. The Lady Crusaders scored the first eight points of the game and led 13-3 midway through the quarter.
The Lady Crusaders opened the second quarter with a 14-0 run to take a 40-5 lead. Koelling scored seven points in the quarter, including a 3-pointer in the final minute as Helias extended its lead to 47-10 at the half.
The Lady Crusaders led 67-12 after three quarters.
Claire Galbraith added 15 points for the Lady Crusaders. Ava Morris chipped in with 10, while Mikah Edwards finished with nine.
Maplewood-Richmond Heights, the No. 8 seed in the tournament, is 6-9.
Helias, the top seed and ranked No. 1 in Class 5, is now 14-3. The Lady Crusaders will face MICDS, which beat Lindbergh 48-42 in its first-round game, at 4:30 p.m. today in the semifinals.