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Koelling records 1,000th career point in Helias victory

by News Tribune | January 24, 2023 at 12:25 a.m.
Adalyn Koelling of Helias shoots a short jump shot during a game this season against Blair Oaks in Wardsville. (Ken Barnes/News Tribune)

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.

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