There have been a number of talented girls’ basketball players in Wake County.
But this was the year Green Hope senior Kristen Gaffney stood above the rest.
Gaffney broke the county’s public-school career scoring record Jan. 25 when she scored on a layup for her 12th point to break the old record of 2,343 points held by former Broughton standout Karen Clayton.
Gaffney finished the game, a 65-46 win against Wilson Hunt, with 37 points.
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This milestone was four years in the making, as Gaffney dominated the sport like few other N.C. players during the same period.
This wasn’t her first time breaking a record, as she owns almost every school record and broke the NCHSAA record for points in a sophomore season.
The Vanderbilt recruit, also named The Associated Press state Player of the Year, finished her career with 2,688 points, which unofficially ranks her for eighth-most in NCHSAA history.