Emily Gillis, a senior from Division Avenue High School, is making school history. The star shooting guard for the Lady Dragons basketball team completed her high school basketball career with a record breaking 1,346 points and now also holds the record for the most points scored in a season.
Emily's sister Madison previously held these two record breaking titles for the high school. Madison graduated from Division Avenue High School in 2019. Emily comes from a basketball family and has been playing since the first grade. Reaching 1,000 points is impressive enough for any high school student athlete but breaking the school record was an exciting moment for Emily who said she worked hard for it, with the help of her sister.
"I knew it was going to be a challenge, but I was up for it," she said. "I set a goal for myself a while ago and really worked hard in the off season to get ready for this upcoming season."
Emily said it was also important for her to help her team win. She plans to attend Gardner Webb University in the fall where she will continue her basketball career but said she will miss her teammates at Division Avenue High School.
"I'm going to miss playing with the friends that I grew up with," said Emily. "Especially Hailey Thomas since I've been playing with her since first grade."