Shae Pedroza

Napoleon’s Shae Pedroza goes up for a lay-up to score her 1,000th career point during the Lady Cats’ game at Maumee Friday night.

MAUMEE — It was a big night for Napoleon basketball Friday.

Lady Cats senior Shae Pedroza tallied 12 points and scored her 1,000th career point in Napoleon’s 67-25 victory over Maumee and Napoleon’s boys team posted its first Northern Lakes League win with a 51-49 victory over the Panthers.

Pedroza scored a lay-up early in the fourth quarter to give her exactly 1,000 career points. She is the just the third Lady Cat to reach the milestone and the first since Amy Flory did it in 1992.

Flory has 1,216 career points, while Renee Miller is next on the Lady Cats’ career scoring list with 1,132 points.

The game was never in doubt, with Napoleon jumping out to a 27-7 lead after the first quarter. Pedroza had 5 points in the opening period.

Caely Ressler also scored 12 points for the Lady Cats, while Taylor Strock added 11 points — 9 coming in the first quarter.

The Lady Cats are now 13-0 overall and 8-0 in the NLL. They travel to Springfield Tuesday.

The Napoleon boys followed that with a thrilling 51-49 victory.

The Wildcats rallied in the fourth quarter, outscoring the Panthers 22-13 in the final period for the 2-point win.

Preston Hinojosa and Josh Mack each scored 16 points to pace the Cats.

David Walker led Maumee with 27 points.

Napoleon is now 3-7 overall and 1-4 in the NLL. The Wildcats are off until Thursday, when they host Bowling Green.

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