Benson County junior Quinn Neppl scored her 1,000th-career point Thursday in an 82-21 win over Warwick.

“I actually (didn’t) know I was close to this milestone,” the 5-foot-8 guard/forward combo said Friday. “It definitely took me by surprise.”

“It means a lot to me and I am very grateful for my teammates and coaches throughout the years that have helped me to accomplish this goal because in all reality I wouldn’t have done it without them. It feels pretty good when you know you’re spending so much of your time in the gym doing reps and putting up shots and then seeing it pay off in the end. This just showed me that hard work pays off.”

The Wildcats are 5-2 this season and are riding a two-game winning streak. Neppl and company took down No. 4 Langdon Area-Edmore-Munich in their season-opener and have two other wins over North Star and Harvey-Wells County.

Neppl said they’ve gained a lot of confidence this season especially after the win over a ranked team to open the 2020-21 season.

“I think moving forward it’s shown us that we can play with anyone if we do the little things and execute our game plan as we’re supposed to,” she added.

The Wildcats play two games this week against Four Winds-Minnewaukan (2-4) and Richland (2-4).

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