TOMS RIVER–High up in the balcony of Gepp Gymnasium hung papers with numbers marking the countdown for Junior, Dana Carbone of Toms River, to score her 1000 career point and become the 2nd Lady Griffin Basketball Player to do so this year and the 8th player in school history.
Dana joins teammate Kelly Milana who scored her 1000 point at the beginning of this season and Michele Carnevale’73, Maria Alonso ‘74, Gail Scardillo’ 81, Kris Witfill ‘89, Audrey Bowersox ‘92 and Meredith Loffredo ‘98.
The game held February 12th against Toms River North High School had Dana needing 36 points. No one anticipated that she would score all 36 points during this one game. However, fans were prepared all the same, ripping off the numbers with each basket and free throw she made. Late in the fourth quarter with only two points remaining in the official countdown, Dana went to the free throw line for two shots. As Dana made the second free throw Gepp Gym erupted in applause and the Lady Griffins stormed the court to engulf Dana in hugs.
The Lady Griffins take to the hardwood next week for the NJSIAA State Basketball Tournament.
Monsignor Donovan is Ocean County’s only Catholic High School and is located at 711 Hooper Avenue, Toms River, NJ