Pili closes in on Hebard, Jacobson for AK 4A girls scoring record

February 8, 2019
Alissa Pili basketball

Alissa Pili

Anchorage’s Alissa Pili has already achieved so much in her high school hoops career, but there is one major milestone she still covets.

The Alaska Class 4A girls career scoring record.

The Dimond High senior currently stands No. 3 on the all-time list with 2,220 points, needing just seven more to catch No. 2 Ruthy Hebard of West Valley and 70 to reach No. 1 Brit Jacobson of Chugiak.

The 6-foot, USC-signee poured in 38 points last night to help Dimond beat previously unbeaten Soldotna 56-49 at the Lady Lynx Prep Shootout at Dimond High School.

Dimond faces Bartlett tonight at 8 o’clock in the tournament semifinals. Either way, the Lynx will play at least two games in the next two days, which gives Pili a chance to break the record on her home court. Next week’s game is at West High.

From Day 1, Pili showed she was special.

As a freshman she was voted Cook Inlet Conference MVP. As a sophomore she was named Gatorade Alaska Player of the Year. As a junior she was selected MaxPreps Female High School Athlete of the Year and won her first basketball state championship.

Now she’s on the verge of breaking a Class 4A girls career scoring record that has stood since 1994, passing legendary names like Jacobson, Hebard and Jeannie Hebert along the way.

Alaska Class 4A Girls Career Points
2,290 Brit Jacobson Chugiak 1994
2,227 Ruthy Hebard West Valley 2016
2,220 Alissa Pili Dimond 2019
2,179 Jeannie Hebert Monroe 1988

Jacobson, a 5-foot-7 guard, went on to play at Kansas State University, where she scored 1,519 points.

Hebard, a 6-foot-4 forward, is a junior NCAA All-American at the University of Oregon, where she has scored 1,575 points and is the 2018 winner of the Katrina McClain Award, given to the nation’s top power forward.

Hebert, a 5-foot-8 guard, went on to play at the University of Miami, where she finished ranked second in program history in assists (694), third in scoring (1,766) and fourth in steals (237).