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Saddle Brook Basketball Star Joins 1,000 Point Club

Saddle Brook's Cherie Smedile drives past Palisades Park defenders.
Saddle Brook's Cherie Smedile drives past Palisades Park defenders. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Michael DiGiovanni Photography
Saddle Brook's Cherie Smedile lines up to take a shot, which resulted in her 1,000th career point.
Saddle Brook's Cherie Smedile lines up to take a shot, which resulted in her 1,000th career point. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Michael DiGiovanni Photography
Saddle Brook's Cherie Smedile celebrates her 1,000th career point with her parents.
Saddle Brook's Cherie Smedile celebrates her 1,000th career point with her parents. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Robert White

SADDLE BROOK, N.J. — Saddle Brook High School senior Cherie Smedile scored her 1,000th career point for the Falcons varsity basketball team in a victory against Palisades Park.

Smedile scored 21 points in the win. Her record shot came on a 3-pointer.

Referees suspended play so her coaches, teammates, family and friends could congratulate her on the court.

The senior is a four-year varsity player. Leading up to the milestone, Smedile tried to keep it out of her mind.

"I don't like to worry about it, just so I don't get nervous," she told Daily Voice.

Teammate Brianna Books is also approaching the 1,000 point mark.

Head coach Darren White said both prolific scorers play unselfishly.

"They're more concerned with getting the win or rebounds and assists," White said, "which says a lot about them."

Smedile makes up one of the core pieces of the Falcons 16-3 start to the season.

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