Rush sets girls scoring record


Senior Gabrielle Rush makes an airborne pass during a game against Elk Grove.

Senior Gabrielle Rush added another accolade to her list of basketball accomplishments on Jan. 19 when she scored her 2,063 career point, becoming the program’s all-time leading scorer.

Rush passed former Red Devil and Stanford guard Toni Kokenis, who led the Cardinals to back to back NCAA Final Four appearances.

“It’s an absolute honor to be considered on the same list as these legendary players like Kokenis,” Rush said. “It’s crazy because I grew up watching some of these players and just being in awe of them, so it’s just completely humbling to be in the same sentence as them.”

The Princeton commit has excelled from the three point line since her freshman season but has continued to improve for Central.

“I’ve taken more of a leadership role this year especially with the young team that we have,” Rush said. “I think I’ve improved my game like being able to create shots off the dribble when I don’t have open three’s and being able to drive and kick to my teammates when the defense collapses.”

The Red Devils are currently 15-7 on the season and claimed a crucial tournament title over winter break at Wheaton North.

“We have had a tough schedule with a lot of ranked opponents so we’re just trying to get better each practice and each game and take it one day at a time and just focus on winning that day,” Rush said.

Next up, Central takes on York on Monday, Jan. 26.