Eisenhower's Lainey Font. File photo by Steve Younger.

Eisenhower Battles, Falls to Mercyhurst Prep as Lakers’ Kulyk Reaches 1,000-Point Milestone

February 16, 2023

RUSSELL, Pa. – Just a junior, Mercyhurst Prep’s Olivia Kulyk became a member of the prestigious 1,000-point club on Thursday.

Needing eight points for 1,000, Kulyk blew past that, scoring 23 points and hitting 1,000 right on the nose with a 3-pointer in the first quarter of a 59-38 win over Eisenhower.

“Since I was a little girl, I always wanted to put my name on a banner,” Kulyk said. “It really feels great. It’s a dream come true.”

See Kulyk’s full interview:

And here’s the shot that gave Kulyk 1,000.

Kulyk hit three triples in the first quarter and scored 19 of her 23 points as Mercyhurst Prep built a 34-11 halftime lead.

“My parents and my siblings are always encouraging me, no matter how much I fight with my siblings,” Kulyk said with a smile. “They’re always there for me.”

Eisenhower (12-9, 6-8) actually outscored the Lakers, 27-25 in the second half.

Lainey Font scored 15 points on five 3s for the Lady Knights, while Clara Steinberg added seven points and Mackenzie Dunn and Laney Belcher six each.

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