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Did Autumn Lau gain top area basketball scoring record? Answer is below.

Northeastern’s Autumn Lau (42) celebrates after scoring her 2,000th point against Dover in early January. She has since become the leading girls’ scorer in York County’s basketball history. Background posts: York athlete series: ‘Arguably the best girls’ volleyball player the area has ever seen’ and Red Lion’s Scott Fitzkee ranks as York/Adams Greatest Athlete and ‘When people are looking back into Pa. basketball history … it’s great’.

The York Daily Record/Sunday News story told of Autumn Lau’s record-breaking basket against West Perry last week in simple fashion:

“The Northeastern senior converted a bank shot in the paint from the left side to pass 2006 Fairfield graduate Lauren Beckley for the top spot on the YAIAA girls career scoring list. Lau put 20 on the board in the winning effort to increase her career total to 2,275 — 17 points ahead of Beckley and 113 behind boys career leading scorer Jacob Iati, who set the record playing for York Catholic last season.”

Will she pass Iati’s mark of 2,388?

It’s possible, as York Daily Record/Sunday News writer Sean McLernon explains in his blog post: 2,275 and counting.
But then there’s the controversy over whether Frank Hawkins is the top scorer, playing for tiny Red Lion Christian, as outlined in this York Town Square post: Who is rightful owner of area boys’ basketball scoring record?
Meanwhile, here are the girls’ numbers, as of last week:
All-time girls’ basketball top scorers in York and Adams counties
1. Autumn Lau, 2009, Northeastern, 2,275
2. Lauren Beckley, 2006, Fairfield, 2,258 |
3. Barb DeShields, 1990, William Penn, 2,175
4. Meredith Cox, 2006, Delone Catholic, 2,097
5. Megan Schmuck, 2001, Red Lion Christian, 2,061
6. Meggan Quinn, 2006, Red Lion, 2,044
7. Rachael Deskin, 2005, Red Lion Christian, 1,854
8. Courtney Davidson, 1999, New Oxford, 1,783
9. Amanda Weaver, 2007, York Catholic, 1,780
10. Megan Stewart, 2007, York Catholic, 1,778
Updating: Autumn Lau finished with 2,301 points, short of Jacob Iati’s record.
Also of interest:
71-year-old basketball player returns to home court and Susquehannock grads make national news and Red Lion’s Scott Fitzkee ranks as York/Adams Greatest Athlete and Who were most prominent 20th-century sports heroes in York and Adams counties?