Hoops Star Breaks Record

Foothill senior Madison Craig has stepped firmly into Foothill's record books by breaking the all-time girls basketball scoring record set back in 2003.

Madison, 17, had no idea she was making Foothill history Jan. 3 when she racked up a career total of 1,395 points as she played point guard against Livermore's Granada High School.

"I was surprised," Madison said of her record-breaking score. "It's beginning of the season, so I didn't think that I was even close."

Madison's dad keeps track of statistics for the team, so he's the one who flipped through the record book to discover his daughter had broken the 1,332-point record set in 2003 by then-player Lindsey Jones. The career score includes all four years of an athlete's high school career.

Madison's career score could soar even higher since there are still nine games remaining in the season, plus any post-season games Foothill may play. Madison will be honored for her record-breaking score at senior night on Feb. 16 when the Falcons take on Amador Valley High School on Foothill's home court.

"Madison’s ability to score and create on offense is part of what makes her unique as a player," Coach Terri McMorrow said. "This is why any achievement of this kind is so rare. (The East Bay Athletic League) is an especially tough league and Madison's consistency to produce numbers since her freshman year are deserving of recognition. We are proud of her accomplishment and know that all she wants to do on the court is help her team be successful."

Madison, who took up basketball in third grade, has played on the varsity team since starting at Foothill. She scored 272 points her freshman year, 437 points sophomore year and 443 points junior year. She had 243 points to date, not quite halfway through the season.

Congratulations to Madison for this amazing accomplishment.

Posted Monday, Jan. 23, 2012