The third wacky and wild performance of the season involving a Madison Park basketball team occurred on Wednesday night.
The latter two of those three performances have featured Madison Park senior Amber Edwards:
First, East Boston senior Pat Santos hit a full-court buzzer-beater to down the Madison Park boys’ team on Dec. 18 at Madison Park. Then, Edwards and her twin sister, Krystal, both reached the 1,000 point mark in the same game against Cambridge on Jan. 24 at home.
And now, Amber Edwards scored every single point for the Cardinals in a 56-32 loss at Charlestown on Wednesday night.
Madison Park coach Carla Hands said she has never ever heard of one player scoring all of their team’s points.
“Never, never, because basketball is a team sport, it’s not individualized,” she said during a telephone interview on Thursday morning. “Don’t get me wrong, there were other kids playing and of course she couldn’t do it without them passing the ball, but a lot of it was was pull ups and layups.”
Edwards added 16 rebounds.
“Yes, it has [been a crazy year],” Hands said. “I have never witnessed that before, one single person scoring all the points. It’s been a very crazy year for us because this was the year we expected to be more of a powerhouse than anything.”
With a 6-10 record, it’s looking like Madison Park will miss out on the city and state tournaments this season.
“Don’t get me wrong, the twins are phenomenal, awesome but they don’t have any girls around that can help them,” Hands said. “That [goes] to show you that basketball is a team sport and you can’t get it done with one or two people, you have to get it done with everybody. This is why it’s so important for people to put in the necessary work into their game in order for them to compete.”
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