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On Wednesday night, Alexis Smith reached another milestone in the record books.
In a Southern Maryland Athletic Conference girls basketball contest versus visiting Thomas Stone at Calvert Middle School in Prince Frederick, the Calvert senior guard exploded for a game-high 31 points in a 81-21 victory, surpassing 2011 Huntingtown graduate Kaula Jacks for second all-time on the Calvert County scoring list boys or girls.
Entering Wednesday’s game, the 5-foot-7 Smith was just 19 points away from breaking Jacks record, who is now third on the list with 1,656 points.
On this night, Smith put on an impressive scoring performance, shattering the former Hurricanes mark.
“I’ve known Kaula since middle school, I played with her and against her,” said Smith, who now has 1,669 points. “It was a great accomplishment to break her record. It felt even better doing it on our home court in front of family, friends and fans.”
Calvert went to 10-1 overall, 3-0 SMAC with the win.
Smith said that she felt like the basket was real big and that her shooting touch was on.
“My shot really felt good and this was another goal down that I set for myself, said Smith, who recently signed to play at Drexel University. “Now the focus is to break the all-time scoring record and be first on the list.”
The person that Smith will be trying to catch is Northern alum Jen Mitchell, who is atop the list with 1,806 points.
Smith is just 138 points away from breaking Mitchell’s mark and making history.
“The main thing is trying to get to another state title for the team, we want to win,” Smith replied. “But now I am going 100 percent, no slacking. I really want to break Jen’s record. Just to be on the list with her as one of the top scorers ever in the county is a great honor for me.”
Calvert head coach Tim Contee mentioned that though this is his first season coaching Smith, it was a great thing to see.
”It’s just an amazing feeling to be able to see Alexis do something like that,” said Contee, a 2003 Calvert High graduate. “Calvert County has had some great players come through here and for her to do this is special. Hopefully, now that will bring notoriety to the county and let people know that Southern Maryland has some players that can play.”
“I just want to keep my mind focused and play basketball,” Smith said. “My focus is just making the team better.”
Smith and the Cavaliers will take on county rival Huntingtown in the first of a boys and girls doubleheader at 5 p.m. today.