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January 30, 2013

Girls basketball: Shik's Angstadt gets her 1,000th point in loss

SUNBURY -- The moment and everything that preceded it belonged to Shikellamy's Alexis Angstadt.

Virtually everything that followed, however, was most certainly Danville's.

Angstadt made a milestone basket straight out of a Hollywood script, beating the first-quarter buzzer with a running 30-foot prayer to surpass 1,000 career points.

It was like a power surge rocked the building already coursing with electricity.

Danville promptly kicked the plug from the outlet, ending the first half with a run that extended into a remarkable third quarter. In a little more than nine minutes of game time, the Ironmen turned a one-point game into a 21-point eyeball-rubber.

Freshman Amber Renz had game-highs of 22 points and 11 rebounds, and senior Siobhan Bross added 14 and seven as Danville stole the spotlight with a 65-45 win at Shikellamy Field House.

"Not your storybook ending," Angstadt said after she was congratulated by a post-game parade of well-wishers. "The main thing I wanted to do was win this game; getting my thousandth would have been the cherry on top.

"It's still great, but I would have been much more happy if we'd won."

The senior point guard needed six points for the milestone, and she had four within the first 4 1/2 minutes on a long jumper from the top and a drive to the hole. The next time she dribbled into the lane, four Ironmen collapsed on her and she dished to Kierra Smith for a 10-9 lead.

Angstadt hadn't attempted a shot in more than three minutes when she was fed the ball off a defensive rebound and raced upcourt with seconds left in the period.

"I heard somebody yell 'shot!' and I looked up at the clock -- three seconds," she said. "I thought, OK, and just let it go. Whaddya know? It went in, and it was really exciting. Not quite how I imagined it, but I'll take it."

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