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Posted: January 21, 2012 10:28 p.m.

Palo scores 1,000th point in Alcovy win

Alcovy's girls basketball team pounded Griffin 69-28 in Region 3A-AAAA play Friday to move to 7-0 in region play. But the night belonged to Kate Palo.

The senior guard scored 14 points and became the first girl in school history to net 1,000 points over her career.

"We as an organization, team and staff are very proud of Kate for this and all of the other accomplishments that she has made, Alcovy coach Kidada Holtzclaw said. "She is the first Alcovy girls' basketball player in history to reach this remarkable goal. Kate is a wonderful young person as well as a hard working dedicated athlete."

Palo led the team in scoring a year ago and helped the Lady Tigers earn the regular-season subregion title and the school's first state playoff win.

While her scoring is down this year, Palo has evolved into the team's on-court leader. She signed a letter of intent to attend Georgia College on a basketball scholarship in the fall and was named 2011 homecoming queen last semester.

"We are excited for the contributions that she has and will continue to make to our program," Holtzclaw said. "We are equally proud of Kate's current and former teammates whom have played a part in helping her make this outstanding mark in history."

Boys: Alcovy 45, Griffin 34
In their first game since their 69-45 dismantling of Newton last Saturday, Alcovy's boys were back at it in a tough region game on the road. The Tigers took down Griffin despite scoring a season-low 45 points. They won 45-34.
Both Alcovy squads are back home this week for a pair of region games and a non-region matchup with Chamblee Saturday. The Tigers take on Ola Tuesday then face Woodland, Henry Friday.

Making history
Both the boys and the girls have a chance to accomplish something no other team has. Both teams are 7-0 in region play and atop the subregion standings alone. With five games left games in subregion play, both could finish a perfect 12-0 and win subregion championships.

Alumni update
Former Tiger Worrel Clahar is making a mark at DePaul University as a shooting guard in the Big East Conference. Clahar transferred after playing two years of junior college ball in the summer and is making the most of his opportunity.

The diminutive guard, who still holds the Tigers' single-season scoring record, has played in all 18 games for the Blue Demons. He's averaging six points per game in 17 minutes of play per game and is shooting a team-high 50 percent from the 3-point line.

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