(1-28-22) In a game last week (with Ft. Wayne Snider) Northridge’s (Sr) Colleen Miller tore her ACL ending her season and her high school basketball career. That would leave Miller just three assists short of breaking the school.
Last night Northridge would take on rival Plymouth and that is when Northridge coach Doug Springer called a timeout and explained the situation to Plymouth coach Micaela Schallio.
Springer told the Goshen News after the game –
“First off, you have to give Plymouth, their girls and their coach all the credit. Very, very classy for allowing Colleen to take the floor. I was trying to tell them to just don’t touch her. They knew she was three assists away from the school record, which is the really devastating part for (Colleen) on this. And so, we were just going to have her stand there, but (an assistant coach) said, ‘Go get her three’ (assists). That, to me — we can’t do that. That’s a disgrace to the game, just in terms of we want to honor the game.
“But one assist as her final play is something she’ll remember hopefully for the rest of her life.”
Miller is now the 2nd all time assist list after picking up that final assist, just two short of the top spot. Northridge would pick up the win over Plymouth 58-36, but in the end both teams were winners.
As for Miller’s future plans –