Sorelle Cohen takes place in Milken basketball history

Joel Seligman

Staff Writer

At the January 17 girls varsity basketball game, senior Sorelle Cohen ’13  broke the 1,000 point barrier while defeating Campbell Hall in a 51-39 win. Cohen is now the third player in Milken girls basketball history to eclipse 1,000 points.

Cohen, who recently passed Ashley Finkel for third in Milken girls basketball scoring history, broke the 1,000 point barrier with a layup with 2:43 left in the third quarter. After scoring her 1,000 and 1,001 points, play was stopped for a small ceremony for Sorelle, including a quick family photo and a small talk given by Head Coach Barbara Iversen. Cohen finished the night with 20 points and 17 rebounds, giving her another double-double this year.

In addition to being the third female player to reach 1,000 points, Cohen is 73 points away from passing Tiffany Ghodsian for second place on the all-time scoring list. If she reaches second place, she will be 192 points away from passing Kimberly Hakim’s record of 1,267 points.

Cohen is not only a scorer, she is the leading rebounder for girls basketball in Milken’s history. At the end of the year, she will be the first Milken girl to finish her career with 1,000 points and 500 rebounds. Cohen also does a great job on defense with blocks and steals. She has two triple doubles on the year with points, rebounds and steals.

Over the course of 82 games, Cohen has averaged just above 12 points per game. With only five games left in the regular season, it is likely that Cohen will pass Ghodsian for second place overall. To pass Hakim, though, would mean scoring around 55 points a game for the rest of the regular season, not including playoffs.

Depending on how far the team, the ninth overall in CIF, goes during playoffs, Cohen will get some opportunities to extend her record further.