Shanley’s Sarah Jacobson Closing In On 2,000 Points, Maple Valley’s Rylee Nudell Eclipses 3,000 Points

FARGO — Fargo Shanley girls basketball standout Sarah Jacobson is closing in on a historical milestone and tonight’s EDC game against Wahpeton at Shanley’s McCormick Gymnasium at 7:30 p.m. likely will be the stage where history is made.

Jacobson, an all-state guard and NDSU commit, sits at 1,997 career points entering tonight’s game and is No. 4 on the unofficial North Dakota Class A scoring list.

Sarah Jacobson of Shanley drives against Kennedi Sand of West Fargo during their basketball game Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2016, in Fargo. Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor
Sarah Jacobson of Shanley drives against Kennedi Sand of West Fargo during their basketball game Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2016, in Fargo. Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor

The 2,000 milestone could be taken car of early on tonight, but Jacobson could become Shanley’s all-time leading scorer if she gets to 17 points tonight.

Angie Welle is the Deacons all-time leading scorer pouring in 2,013 points from 1993-1997. Welle is No. 3 on the all-time list so by the end of the night Jacobson could get one step closer to becoming Class A all-time scoring champion.

The Class A all-time record is 2,120 points scored by Durene Heisler of Devils Lake from 1980 to 1985. Jeanette Fox of Four Winds-Mandan scored 2,061 points from 1983-1988.

Jacobson’s older brother, A.J. Jacobson — now a starter on the North Dakota State men’s basketball team, owns the Class A unofficial boys basketball scoring record with 2,002 points.

The Jacobson family record is 2,097 points held by Sarah and A.J.’s mother Pat Jacobson, who played her prep basketball at Lidgerwood from 1979-1984.

Check back later on the blog for updates on this continuing story.

Also of note is Shanley’s winning streak which is at 50 games after the team’s EDC win Tuesday night against West Fargo.

While Jacobson is closing in on 2,000 in Class A, fellow NDSU commit Rylee Nudell of Maple Valley became just the second Class B player ever to eclipse 3,000 points last night in the Raiders’ 63-56 win over Lisbon. Nudell had 37 points against the Broncos.

Nudell now has 3,019 points and is closing in on Tanya Fisher’s all-time unofficial scoring Class B record of 3,148 points.

Nudell also broke the Class B all-time rebounding record last night as well.

Maple Valley girls basketball player Rylee Nudell is trying to becom the state’s all-time leading scorer for girls basketball.  Carrie Snyder / The Forum
Maple Valley girls basketball player Rylee Nudell is trying to becom the state’s all-time leading scorer for girls basketball. Carrie Snyder / The Forum