CLEVELAND – After a glorious, record-breaking high school career at Amanda Clearcreek, Alyssa Evans knew she would have to prove herself once more once she started playing in college.
She did more than that. Evans, now her senior year at her college at Arthlin, has reached the milestone of scoring 1,000 points.th Career points in the Arrows’ 75-63 victory over Walsh University last week.
With 18 points and six assists in the game, Evans became the eighth player in program history to score 1,000 points. She achieved a scoring milestone with her layup driving in the third quarter.
Evans has always been a scorer, playing as an ace in high school, but has had to adjust a bit since he started playing in college.
“When I came in as a freshman, I had high expectations after a successful high school career,” Evans said. I was looking forward to when I started my college career it was a bit of a wake up call and it wasn’t as easy as I thought it would be.You face different challenges and become a tall and fast girl I knew from the beginning that it wouldn’t be easy, but I’ve adapted and grown as a player over the last four years, just like I did in high school.
“I knew[getting 1,000 points]was a realistic goal, so when I found out I was getting close to it, I was really excited. I was so excited.”
Evans helped lead Amanda Clear Creek to back-to-back Division III championships. As a senior, Evans averaged 20.1 points and 4.5 assists per game. She broke all-time scoring records when she scored 35 points in overtime in the regular season 59-58 at Logan, ultimately finishing with 1,776 career points, the most by any boy or girl in school history. She finished the year with 543 points, 149 assists, 67 3-pointers, 123 free throws, and 68 steals.
During her illustrious career, Evans has scored most points (1,776), scored most points in a season (576), scored most 3 seconds per game (7 – she did it 3 times), and most 3 seconds in a season (94), including 8 broke two school records. , her career-high 3-shots (252), season-high free throws (123), season-high assists (149), and career-high assists (424).
She is a two-time Eagle Gazette Girls Basketball Player of the Year and was named the Eagle Gazette Women’s Athlete of the Year in 2019 after an amazing season in soccer.
During his time playing for the Arrows, Evans has grown steadily each year. She averaged 8.0 points per game as a freshman, 11 as a sophomore, 13 as a junior, and is averaging 18.9 points this season, making her the Greatest Midwest Athletic she’s ever played in the conference. She is the third most scorer. Evans works in the classroom and has been named her GMAC All-Academic during her first three years at the university.
“For me, I feel like I worked really hard in high school. As I went to college, it became harder and harder to stay motivated to go to the gym every day.” I’ve been working hard especially this summer.I wanted to give it everything I had.I spent 6 out of 7 days in the gym.I lifted for an hour and then in the gym playing basketball I spent two hours working on it.It’s been a long day, but it’s a sacrifice you have to make.
“It was what I wanted, it was a lot of work, but when I got 1,000 pointsth Career points, it made all the hard work worth it. To be honest, my teammates came out and gave me a hug and I was kind of moved to tears. I don’t think I knew how much I wanted it until it happened. It felt great. ”
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