MACIK BECOMES NINTH PLAYER IN PROGRAM HISTORY TO SCORE 1,000 POINTS

By: Tim Birney | AthensWildcats.com | December 23, 2021 | Photo courtesy David Alliger

 
MACIK BECOMES NINTH PLAYER IN PROGRAM HISTORY TO SCORE 1,000 POINTS
 

ATHENS - Athens senior Caydence Macik scored her 1,000th career point late in the second quarter Thursday night in Athens' 50-21 win over Sayre.

Macik became the ninth player in program history to reach the 1,000-point plateau, following in the footsteps of Jennifer Nichols (1,528 points), Maryellen Onofre (1.512), Emily Lunger (1,270), Taylor Clark (1,256), Kayleigh Miller (1,187) Janet Gabriel (1,185), Michelle Shaffer (1,143), and Kelly McCarty (1,022).

"It is quite an accomplishment," said Athens coach Brian Miller.

"Caydence has come a long ways since her freshman year when she scored in transition and scored on putbacks," noted Miller. :Now, she's more of a complete player - she can score from the perimeter, and she can play with her back to the basket.

Macik is the fifth 1,000-point scorer to play under Miller - Katie Histed, Rachel Shepard, and Kelly Thomas at Waverly, and his daughter Kayleigh Miller last year at Athens.

"It's a proud accomplishment as a coach," he said.

"She a nice kid, and a really good basketball player," added Miller.

Macik, who only played in the first half, grabbed four rebounds, and is closing in on 600 for her career.

"She plays both ends," said Miller. "Because she's one of our taller girls, she's played inside the majority of the time over the last four years.

"Kudos to her for hitting the boards on the defensive and offensive end," added Miller.

 

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Birney earned an Associate's Degree in Journalism from SUNY Morrisville in 1986 and a Bachelor's Degree in Journalism / Public Relations from Utica College of Syracuse University in 1988. He began his newspaper career at The Daily Review in Towanda in 1989, before moving on to The Evening Times in 1995. He spent more than 10 years at the Times, the last four as Managing Editor.

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