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Turner County standout nears milestone

January 23, 2003

Turner County center Ronalda Pierce can reach a milestone this weekend.

Her head coach won't say how close Pierce is to scoring her 2,000th point of her high school career, but Tony Hobbs says the milestone could be achieved Friday night at Sumter Ccounty or Saturday against Tift County.

Ronalda Pierce hasn't really thought that much about reaching the two-thousand point plateau.

In fact the Florida State signee says she likes playing defense better than she does offense.

Ronalda Pierce said "Defense comes before offense.  You win by defense instead of by offense. You're points are going to come if you play defense.

Tony Hobbs said "When you are one of the top ranked players in the country, especially at a small school like what we have here, it is a big deal.  Especially when she has already signed early with Florida State and she is getting nominated for the McDonald's All-American team.  It is a huge deal."

Ronalda Pierce is averaging almost 20 points and 18 rebounds a game.

The center is also averaging six assists a contest.

She might have hit the 2,000 point mark last week but she missed a game earlier this month after she was poked in the eye.

In 96 career games at Turner County High School, Ronalda Pierce has been held under ten points just twice.