MINERAL RIDGE — It was a record-breaking night Wednesday for Brookfield senior Bailey Drapola, but it came in a losing effort as the Warriors were beaten, 48-37, by Western Reserve in a Division IV district semifinal.
With 24.7 seconds left in the third quarter, Drapola sank a long 2-pointer, which made her the all-time scoring leader at Brookfield, passing the mark of 1,636 points set by Morgan Bonekovic. Drapola ended her career with 1,644 points. She has already signed to play softball at the University of Akron.
Western Reserve moves on to face McDonald on Saturday at 4 p.m. in the district title game.
For Drapola, the record was a long time coming.
“It’s been one of my goals since I was younger, and I knew coming into high school that I really had a good chance of breaking it (the record),” she said. “Truly this means everything to me when it comes to the sport of basketball.”
Brookfield coach Ken Forsythe was proud of her.
The All-American Conference is an OHSAA-sanctioned league, created in 2008 as the result of the merger between the Trumbull Athletic Conference and the Metro Athletic Conference in Ohio. The league has 21 different member schools, with 17 sports offered throughout fall, winter and spring sports seasons.