Bishop Garrigan junior Audi Crooks didn’t stop after setting the program’s career scoring record, also setting the Golden Bear single game mark just a few days later. Crooks put 44 points on the board during a 68-51 win over North Union on Friday night, breaking the previous record of 42 by Ashley Arndorfer, set back in 2002.
The record hung in the balance all the way until the end of the game, when Crooks caught a lob from Molly Joyce with just a couple seconds left and put it in before the buzzer to break the record.
Bishop Garrigan head coach Brandon Schwab says he didn’t realize Crooks was approaching the record until the late stages of the game.
Crooks said she was happy to get an opportunity in the final moments of the game.
Crooks approached the single game record her freshman year in a game at Humboldt, but came up short with 40 points. Coach Schwab said he took Crooks out before the end in that one, but was happy she was able to get the record this time.
Crooks didn’t stop with just the record for most points. With her 21 rebounds, she surpassed a single game record of 19 held by Liz DeWaard from 1998 and Chelsi Lanus from 2011. With a couple program records in quick succession for Crooks, she talked about joining other great players in program history.
With the win, the Golden Bears clinched at least a share of the Top of Iowa West title.