A win-win: Riley nets 1,000th; AVCS clinches title

Long said that it was fitting that Riley would score her 1,000th career point against the Patriots on her home court, since Riley and the Bombers were the opponent when Patriots star Alexis Coolidge reached the same milestone of 1,000 career points earlier in the season.

"I was very happy for her," said Coolidge. "It was fitting that we could play against each other when we each scored our 1,000th point.

After the game, along with the praise for Riley, there was also a lot said about the girl who defended her and held her to a 10.5 average.

"Savannah does all the things that do not show up in the score book," Long said about his senior guard/forward Douglas. "She bumps in the post and denies the ball on the wing. She gives everything that she has on the defensive end and that means a lot to our team."

The win clinched the fourth straight CVAC Division II title for the Patriots.

"Kayla (Taylor) and Alexis (Coolidge) have been here for all of them," Long said. "It's a great accomplishment, but now we need to work hard in practice and wait to find out the road that we will have to go through in sectionals."

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