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Lovin surpasses hallmark moment

  • Robbinsville senior Cambrie Lovin scored her 1,000th career point during the KSA tournament in Orlando on Saturday. Lovin is pictured with parents Brandon and Haley, moments after achieving the accomplishment.
    Robbinsville senior Cambrie Lovin scored her 1,000th career point during the KSA tournament in Orlando on Saturday. Lovin is pictured with parents Brandon and Haley, moments after achieving the accomplishment.
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Orlando – Cambrie Lovin has joined a distinguished class.

The Robbinsville Lady Knights' senior recorded her 1,000th career point Saturday, during the semifinals of the KSA Events Holiday Basketball Tournament in Orlando. 

Though it happened in the fourth quarter of the game against St. Thomas More (La.), she had no idea.

"I was very shocked when my dad walked over after the game and told me I got my 1,000th point," Lovin said. "I had no idea I was even close to it. My parents are my biggest fans and I'm pretty sure they were just as happy as I am."

Known for her shooting proficiency outside the arc, Lovin scored the milestone point on – what else – a 3-pointer.

It was her 17th point of the game and she now sits at 1,019 for her career. True to her character, she deflected the credit for her success to her peers.

"My teammates are awesome and I couldn't have done it without them," Lovin pointed out.

Lovin shattered the single-game school record for trey's last season, dropping 11 on Rosman during a Feb. 7, 2019 home game. That feat placed Lovin second on the all-time state list for 3's made in a single game, a record she currently shares with South Caldwell's Shannon Reid, Northwest Guilford's Michelle Williams and Weddington's Stephanie Watts. 

"Cambrie is a great basketball player and a great shooter, but she's even more a great person and a great teammate," said Lady Knights head coach Lucas Ford. "Within our school, we've got great kids, but it would be hard to beat a Cambrie Lovin. She's genuine and she's good to everybody. 

"Her work ethic in basketball … she's spent hours and hours in the gym, shooting. Playing with the Lady Royals (a travel team) early in her career. Seeing something like that pay off for somebody is good for a coach to see."