Carrigan breaks 1000 point mark, closing in on number three all-time scorer


Rising Sun junior guard Lucy Carrigan became fourth Lady Shiner to score 1,000 points for a career.

Carrigan needed just three points going into Rising Sun’s Ohio River Conference game with Southwestern (Hanover) on Tuesday, January 17th at Rising Sun.

She reached the milestone on a drive to the basket in which she was fouled. Play was halted as she was recognized for her achievement and photos were taken of Lucy with her parents, Jeremy and Molly Martin. Once play resumed, Carrigan calmly sank the free throw she received after the foul.

She finished with 22 points including 8-for-24 from the field.

Rising Sun led 11-6 after one quarter, 23-15 at the half and 33-23 after three quarters. However, Southwestern rallied to outscore the Lady Shiners 27-10 in the final quarter for a 50-43 win.

The Shiners were just 16-for-56 from the field for 29 percent and committed 22 turnovers.

Other scorers included Sydney Bostic with nine, Chelsea Brown seven, Jayden McAlister three, Erica Schraeder two and Sydney Pitts two.

Rising Sun had two other games last week including a 66-34 loss to the Class A top ranked and defending state champion Jac-Cen-Del Lady Eagles. Carrigan had 22 points.

The Lady Shiners lost 73-42 at Shawe on Saturday as Carrigan was held to a season low 15 points. She did not have a free throw. Bostic had a season high 14 points with four 3-pointers.

Rising Sun was to host Switzerland County on Tuesday and will host Providence Cristo Rey in a makeup game Friday at 7:30.

Carrigan entered the week 1056 points and needs 25 points to pass Kim Thompson’s third place total of 1080.

Rising Sun plays Southwestern (Shelby) in Class A Sectional 60 action Wednesday at 6 p.m. in Osgood.