Sisters share a lot of things. For Rutgers commits Aliyah Jeune
and Ashli Jeune
, they shared a career achievement milestone.According to NJ.com
, the sisters from Life Center Academy (Burlington, N.J.)
each reached the 1,000 career points milestone in the same game, a 57-52 loss Friday to Capitol Christian Academy (Landover, Md.).
Ashli, a 17-year-old senior guard, was the first one to make it to the achievement, which occurred in the first quarter and stopped the game briefly for a ceremony. Four minutes later, her junior sister (16) did the same.
"We both knew at some point we were going to get our 1,000 points,”
Ashli Jeune told the website. “But we never imagined that we were going to get it on
the exact same day. This whole thing is just, like, mind-blowing.”
Adding even more to the intrigue, they dedicated their performances to their older brother Anthony, a former McDonald's All-American nominee whose career was cut short due to an auto accident. The story states he was 37 points short of 1,000 in his career.
“Basically, it’s for him,” Aliyah Jeune was quoted as saying. “We know he aspired to do it, so we wanted to finish his goal for him.”
Each reached the 999-point mark in a blowout win earlier in the week and requested out of the game so they could accomplish the feat together with their brother in attendance.
“It’s not surprising we’re both getting our 1,000 points at the same time,” Ashli Jeune said, “because we already share everything.”