Penn Charter Girls Basketball History
(Philadelphia, PA)

Same-Game Grand Gals!
(. . . Following Lead of Brothers)

L to R -- Coach Joe Maguire, Kait Carter, Carmen Williams, Athletic Director John Thiel.
Photo by John Burkhart.

  On Jan. 3, 2020, in a home game vs. SCH Academy, Penn Charter seniors Carmen Williams
AND Kait Carter reached 1,000 career points.
  Carmen entered the game with 991 points. Kait did so with 987.
  Carmen raised her total to 1,000 with 5:27 remaining in the second quarter, hitting a jumper
from just inside the foul line a shade to the left of the middle. Kait's total reached 1,001 just
under three minutes later (at 2:33) when she canned a right-side layup.
  Carmen finished the game with 11 points and 1,002. Kait's end-game totals were 16 and
1,003. PC triumphed, 65-28.
   The girls were the second in their families to join the 1,000-Point Club. Mason Williams, a
2018 PC grad, finished his career with 1,204 points. He also reached the milestone in a January
game vs. SCH Academy. Matt Carter played for MaST Charter, in Northeast Philly, and
attained 1,000 points in mid-December of his senior season, 2016-17. His final career total
was exactly 1,400.
  Mason reached 1,000 in a highly unusual way. His total stood at 996 when SCH was hit
with two techs -- one for a dirty deed in a loose-ball situation and another for mouthing
off within earshot of a ref. Mason strolled to the line and hit all four free throws! His final
total of 19 points placed his total at 1,009.
  We're thinking the Williams family is the only one in the country that can make this claim:
Brother reaches 1,000 by going 4-for-4 at the line. Two years later, sister reaches 1,000
roughly three minutes before a teammate also accomplishes the feat.
  Beyond amazing, right?

Penn Charter's scorebook page for the game vs. SCH Academy.
  Other varsity players aside from Carmen and Kait -- seniors, Laila Hamiter, India Barnes, Hayley Hunt;
juniors, Kate Haughey, Janae Stewart, Molly McMahon, Ava Coyle, Kate Hnatkowsky, Jamie Kubach;
sophs, Maddie Shoup, Amani Rivers; frosh, Aleah Snead, Kelsey Bess, Belle Toomey.
  Coach Maguire's assistants -- Amber Gooden, Erin Martin, Shannon Glenn.
  Student managers -- juniors, Michael Hartman, Chris Adams, Troi Rutherford.

Carmen Williams (front, fifth from L) joins teammates and coaches after reaching 1,000.

Kait Carter (middle, with ball & flowers) joins teammates and coaches after reaching 1,000.