Cook, MN (Northland's NewsCenter) --- One team. Two sisters. One game. Two scoring milestones.
Cook High School freshman Darby Youngstrom eclipsed 1,000 career points on February 24, the same game in which her older sister, Emily, surpassed 2,000 career points.
"It meant a lot because we're sisters and we made history in the school," Darby said. "It was just a fun experience all around."
"I wanted to get it the same night as my sister, and our boys had a game that night so they were there, too," Emily said. "I wanted them to be there because they've supported me through everything."
The Cook school will combine with Orr next year, and both sisters said they were happy to reach their respective milestones before the teams combined.
"It meant a lot to me just because of how young I am and my sister's been helping me through everything and I was really glad to get it as a Gopher," Darby said with a smile.
"It took so long to get there," Emily added, "and I just put in so much hard work, it was nice to get that achievement."
The Youngstrom sisters have now combined for more than 3,000 points for the Lady Gophers, but they are quick to deflect the credit, saying they owe a lot of success to the system at Cook and their teammates.
"We all work really hard and we're really good friends," Emily said. "We hang out all the time and have really good chemistry. We just do everything together, so that helps a lot on the court."
"We've just always been working together and we have such good chemistry on and off the court," Darby continued. "We hang out all the time, so that helps."
The Lady Gophers played their first playoff game on March 3 and were upset by Mesabi East 63-59, ending their bid at a 7A Section Championship.
Posted by Zach Schneider