Tenino's Ashley Schow Eclipses 1,000 Career Points

MILESTONE: Schow Passed 1,000-Career Points in a Home Game on Monday


TENINO — Tenino senior Ashley Schow drove, pulled up against a defender and sank a mid-range jumper to reach her 1,000th-career point during the opening minutes of a home game against Cascade Christian on Monday.

Schow started her senior year needing about 150 points to reach the career milestone and knew she was at 996 entering Monday’s game. 

“I was super excited,” Schow said. “I knew I would hit it sometime this year, I just wasn’t sure it would be quite so soon, which I was really happy about.”

It was a highlight of the Beavers’ dominating, 63-35, non-league victory over the visiting Cougars. Schow scored a game-high 28 points and now sits at 1,024 for her career.

The milestone, Tenino coach Scott Ashmore said, is the culmination of years of hard work she’s put in to reach this point. And it’s even more impressive that she’s scored this many without having deep playoff runs. Most of her points came during the regular seasons.

“To me, it’s a big accomplishment to do it without playing maybe 20 games with the playoffs, and only playing 13 last year,” Ashmore said. “She’s been a big part of this team for the last few years and she’s always somebody we could rely on to get the ball in the basket.”

On Monday, she was efficient from all over the court, draining a couple 3s, connecting on her mid-range game and driving to the bucket.

She also had plenty of help, with two others in double figures. Megan Letts knocked in 12 points and Alivia Hunter added 10 more. Grace Vestal and Abby Severse each chipped in six points.

The Beavers jumped out to a 20-6 lead and never let the Cougars pull within 10 the rest of the way. They led by as many as 29 late in the fourth quarter and cruised to victory.

Tenino (6-2) hosts Class 2B Toledo at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday in another non-league matchup.