Mount St. Mary Academy senior and varsity basketball player Lois Garlow surpassed 1,000 career points in the Thunder home game Monday afternoon.

With two games left in the season, Garlow has a total of 1,024 points scored. Going into Monday’s game against St. Mary of Lancaster, Garlow had 993 points. Just before the game, she said she was nervous, but excited.

“One thousand is a lot of points, it’s pretty cool,” Garlow said on Monday. She praised her teammates’ skill and smart playing. “We have a deep bench and all of them can play, can get on the court and not be lost,” she said. “We’re not selfish with the ball; we pass to whoever’s open and that’s how we succeed.”

Garlow is currently the Thunder’s Varsity point guard and one of the team captains. She transferred to Mount St. Mary at the start of her junior year after moving back to Western New York from Utah. She has played basketball all four years of her high school career, scoring 225 points at her school in Utah and 453 points during the 2017-18 season at Mount St. Mary, heading into her senior season with 678 points already under her belt.

“She’s an all-out competitor,” Thunder Head Coach Fran Snyder said of Garlow Monday afternoon. “She hates to lose, she plays hard all the time and she’s always ready to go.” He said Garlow’s best attribute as a player is her ability to see the floor and the other players. “Even though she probably takes the most shots, she easily has the most assists.”

Over the past two years, Snyder said he has seen the team play incredibly well. The Thunder earned 20 wins during the 2017-18 season and the team is potentially on track to match that this year.

This season alone, Garlow has been named Buffalo News Prep Talk Girls Athlete of the Week, Mount St. Mary Athlete of the Week and one of 10 girls basketball players to watch in WNY. Last season, she was on the All-Catholic and All-WNY teams.

“Lois is very humble but confidant and a good teammate,” Mount St. Mary Academy Athletic Director Jim Pernick, Jr. said Monday. “Even though she’s a high scorer, she’s a play maker.

Garlow has also captured attention for her lacrosse career over the past two years, breaking school records and making the All-American Women’s Lacrosse list and being named All-Catholic MVP.

Garlow has committed to attend Coastal Carolina University in the fall, where she will play NCAA lacrosse. She plans to study sports medicine at the university.

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