Norby breaks all-time scoring record

 

In a season-high 30-point output against Duluth East on Saturday, senior Bailey Norby broke the Forest Lake girls’ basketball career scoring record. She surpassed the previous mark of 1,803 career points held by former Rangers star and Minnesota Gopher Katie Alsdurf.

Norby led the Rangers to a 67-46 win over the Greyhounds, and she now has seven more regular season games and at least one playoff game to add to her school record of 1,806 career points.

The 6-foot-2 forward has been racking up points since eighth grade, her first year on the varsity team. She lettered that year, became a starter as a ninth grader and earned the first of her three Suburban East All-Conference selections. She has also been a team captain the past two seasons.

Norby has averaged 16 points per game this season, and earlier in the year she signed a letter of intent to play Division I basketball at Creighton University in Omaha, Neb., next year.

“She’s a true all-around student athlete,” head coach Jen Wagner said. “She works hard on the court and in the classroom and is a positive influence on her peers and her teammates. (She) only gets better and better at what she does.”

Norby is the daughter of former Forest Lake basketball player Chance Norby and his wife, Amy, who own a mortgage company in the city.

Alsdurf, who still holds the Forest Lake single-game record with 40 points, was a five-time Suburban East All-Conference selection before attending Marquette University and then the University of Minnesota. The six-foot guard was twice named Academic All-Big Ten and helped the Gophers secure two NCAA Division I Tournament appearances.

Alsdurf was inducted into the Forest Lake Area High School Arts & Athletics Hall of Fame last spring.

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