Dugal joins 1,000-point club
MADAWASKA, Maine — Madawaska High School senior Jenna Dugal scored her 1,000th point Tuesday, Jan. 22, as the Lady Owls battled the Wisdom Pioneers on the basketball court in St. Agatha.
“I think I had an idea, because the crowd was kind of excited,” said the 18-year-old Dugal. “I had just missed two foul shots before that, so when I stole the ball, I knew that was going to be my 1,000th point.”
Her coach, Dean Gendreau, said he was not necessarily keeping track but that it was something the other girls had tallied up.
“The seniors had the countdown going before I did,” he said. “We didn’t talk about the how many points she had, everyone just kinda knew.”
Dugal scored her 1,000th point after nearly 70 high school career games. The tally of points dated back to her first game as a freshmen.
“The girls are excited for her,” Gendreau said. “It’s her accomplishment, but I think they all just share it with her.”
While Gendreau said Dugal could “play at another level after [high school],” Dugal said her next goal is to take her team to playoffs in Bangor.
Gendreau said the team had only been to Bangor once in the last three years, so this would make it Dugal’s second year to go. “Right now, I think she really wants to lead her team to the tournament,” Gendreau said.
“My teammates were very helpful in getting me there, my coaches over the years, and just playing the game a lot,” she said, turned her into the player she is today.