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Phillips sophomore scored 1000th point, named Marawood North Player of the YearSubmitted: 03/18/2020
Story By Mazie Vincent

Phillips sophomore scored 1000th point, named Marawood North Player of the Year
PHILLIPS - It's been one week since the sports world started its shutdown.

From youth sports all the way up to the big leagues, sports fans are left wondering what's next.

But one Phillips sophomore is looking back on a remarkable basketball season.

"It was pretty cool, that moment when I made the shot was awesome. It was really nice to share it with my friend who scored her thousandth point a couple of weeks ago."

Phillips sophomore Jada Eggebrecht scored her 1000th point this season.

The Phillips team says as far as they know, Jada is the only current sophomore in the state to reach the mark.

"I just go out to play. I was an awesome milestone to meet," Eggebrecht said.

That wasn't the only achievement the point guard earned. She was named player of the year in the Marawood North and qualified for the WIAA three-point contest. 

To make matters even more special, her father has coached her through it all.

"It's pretty cool to have my dad there with me all the time, at every practice at every night, having him coach me through everything," Eggebrecht said.

"It's great when you have your own kid on the team. It makes it more fun to have that connection when you are coaching," Phillips girls basketball coach Mike Eggebrecht said.

Jada says her dad is one of her biggest motivators. And Coach Eggebrecht believes his daughter is turning into quite the ball player.

"I'd say she's very unselfish even though she led our team in scoring. She led the team in assists. She also led the team in steals. I think she's a great teammate. Her teammates seem to love her and she loves them," Coach Eggebrecht said.

All of these achievements feed into the Phillips Loggers winning their first conference title in 23 years; without a single senior on the roster.

"We can't use the excuse that we are so young anymore. We are going to be still kind of young next year but a very experienced team. So we will definitely look to try and win conference again and move further into the playoffs," Coach Eggebrecht said.

"I hope that we show that we can do it and that this becomes an expectation for every year," Eggebrecht said.

The Loggers fell to Colfax in the regional playoffs. 




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