Panthers’ Wagner wrapping up historic seasonPublished 1:16pm Saturday, March 10, 2012
NEW RICHLAND — Carlie Wagner is wrapping up one of the greatest individual scoring seasons in state history.
New Richland-Hartland-Ellendale-Geneva’s Wagner became the school’s all-time leading scorer in boys’ and girls’ basketball on Friday when she finished a 59-54 win over St. Peter with 1,588 career points.
She surpassed the previous scoring mark of 1,578 points.
Only a sophomore, Wagner has scored 844 points this season, which is also a record, while helping the second-ranked Panthers achieve a perfect 30-0 record heading into the Class AA state tournament on Wednesday at the Target Center in Minneapolis.
Wagner’s 844 points this season is the sixth most in state history. She is a point away from moving into fifth all-time and within reach of second (900 points scored by Katie Ohm of Elgin-Millville in 2004). The state record for most points in a season is 1,023, set by Kierah Kimbrough of Badger/Greenbush-Middle River.
Wagner has averaged 28.2 points per game this season, while shooting 57 percent from the field, 29 percent from behind the arc and 77 percent from the free throw line.
Wagner reached the 1,000-point milestone just nine games into her sophomore season and scored a school-record and career-high 39 points on Jan. 28 in a 77-68 win over Goodhue, ranked second in Class A.