SKANEATELES — Before the game, Olivia Dobrovosky was honored for eclipsing the 1,000 point mark in her career.

She then showed just how she got there.

The junior scored 10 points in the first quarter as the Lakers raced out to an 18-point lead, and the Skaneateles girls basketball team easily cruised to a 73-35 victory over Syracuse Institute of Technology/Fowler at Skaneateles High School Thursday.

"Olivia is one of those kind of people where she doesn't like to be glorified," Lakers coach Camille Murphy said. "Even today she was like 'Coach, don't go too long. Just say some stuff and then let's play the game.' That's just her demeanor."

Dobrovosky finished with a team-high 19 points. Ryley Pas'cal added 12 points, Olivia Navaroli and Hannah Atkinson each added eight points, and Chloe Metz finished with six points.

Dobrovosky's milestone basket came on the road against Oneida on Dec. 30. With the final minute ticking down on the clock, she raced down the court on a fastbreak and scored on a layup.

But she had no idea she had just hit a milestone.

"We lost the game anyway, and my mom was in the stands waving her hands all excited. I'm like 'Why are you excited? We lost.'" Dobrovosky said.

Murphy announced to the team in the postgame huddle that Dobrovosky joined the school's 1,000 point club. She's the first to enter since Elizabeth Lane, who reached the mark in the first game of the 2014-15 season.

"It's a surprise to be up there with only a few people," Dobrovosky said. "It's weird because not a lot of people get it. It's a select group of people. It's cool."

For Murphy, Dobrovosky leads the team by setting an example on and off the court.

"The kid's work ethic is unbelievable," Murphy said. "She's the first kid in the gym and the last kid out of the gym. She's sitting on the bus and she's doing homework. She's sitting up in the stands and she's reading a book for school. She's has a great work ethic and is driven to be successful, and it gets contagious."

While the individual accomplishments are nice, Dobrovosky's goal since the beginning of the season has been leading the team back into sectionals.

"Back to sectionals," Dobrovosky said of what's next. "I'm still going to try to score, obviously, but it's always a team sport. It's always nice to have my team there to help, even when I'm not having my best game."

Skaneateles is close to achieving that goal. The Lakers started the season 7-0, and are now 9-2 with Solvay visiting on Tuesday.

"Last year we had seven wins total, so we're just trying to keep playing as much as we can and as long as we can together," Murphy said.

Sports writer Jeremy Houghtaling can be reached at 315-282-2256 or at jeremy.houghtaling@lee.net. Follow him on Twitter @CitizenHough.

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