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Arcanum senior Stevie Johnting recorded her 1,000th point Monday at Versailles. Johnting hit
a trey at the buzzer to end the first half to record her milestone. CNO Photos by Dylan Knoop
 
Johnting hits huge milestone at Arcanum
Lady Trojan gets 1,000th career point
By George Starks

VERSAILLES- For any basketball player to score 1,000 points in a four year career is usually just a dream.

For one Lady Trojan, it was a dream come true.

Heading into last Monday nights game with Versailles, Arcanum senior Stevie Johnting needed just 11 points to hit the coveted 1000 point in her high school career at Arcanum.

That milestone was accomplished at the buzzer ending the first half. Johnting hit a triple from deep in the corner for points 1,000 and 1,001.

In a 75-31 loss to Versailles, the accomplishment was a bitter-sweet one.

“I never envisioned scoring these points in a loss,” said Johnting. “We knew Versailles was tough coming in to this game and things didn’t fall the way we wanted.”

Heading to Cedarville in the fall, Johnting still has a long season ahead of her at Arcanum but she reflected on her last four years in the black and orange.

“It’s been a great four years playing for two different coaches (Rachel Ferron and Matt Grote), I couldn’t accomplish any of my goals without them. I’ve had some outstanding people to play with and we have five seniors on this team this year. We have a bond that nothing can break. It’s awesome and I love playing with them.”

“I’ve had the pleasure of playing with some outstanding players,” Johnting continued. “I always looked up to the upperclassmen. People like Abby O’Donnell. All these kids took me under their wing and was with me every step of the way. I watched and learned from them. They were my inspiration. Coach Ferron was an awesome coach. Very, very intense and she knew the game very well. Abbey Moore (JV at the time) was a big part of my growing experience as a player.”

So what does it mean to Johnting to be in the 1,000 point club?

“It’s a big accomplishment,” Johnting stated. “I never could have done this without my team and my coaches. This isn’t really a individual goal because I couldn’t have done this without them.”

Heading to Cedarville next fall to play at the next level, Johnting is looking forward to the move up but knows it all starts with small town values.

“Arcanum is a tight community and so is Cedarville,” Johnting said. “Arcanum is very family oriented and Cedarville is the same way. This is what I wanted in a college and I’m very excited to carry that mindset to Cedarville.”

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Johnting stands with Arcanum head coach Matt Grote
 

 
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