Esko, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- With a block in the second half of Tuesday's game in Superior, Esko senior Savanna Trapp became the new all-time state record holder in Minnesota high school girls' basketball.
"Blocked shots have really been a huge part of my game ever since eighth grade or freshman year," Trapp said. "To have the Minnesota state record is pretty awesome. It's a good achievement for me, and it was one of my goals."
Now with 645 blocks and counting in her career, Trapp's not only a game-changer under the basket, but all over the court for the Eskomos.
"It allows our girls on the perimeter to put a little more pressure on," Eskomos head coach Scott Anotnutti said, "and get up the line a little bit better."
The record is special now and always will be for Trapp, but now sh'es got her sights set on finishing her senior year at Esko.
"Winning basketball games is what's really important," Trapp said. "The other stuff just comes along with playing good defense and working hard all the time."
Being 6-foot-9 doesn't hurt, but her head coach says a lot more goes into this record than Trapp's height.
"There's timing and anticipation, and she's honed those skills," Antonutti said. "It's something we stress to the girls, and it's something that's worked out to a big advantage for us over the past few years."
That advantage will continue for Esko the rest of this season, hopefully culminating in a Section 7AA championship.
For Trapp, more games just means more chances to send her opponents' shots back where they came from.
"It's going to be something special for quite a time now," Trapp said. "I'm just going to keep piling it out, see how big we can get it."