Webster, N.Y. — It’s a moment Mariah Watkins won’t forget, mostly because she wasn’t sure what was even going on.
"I had no idea," Watkins said. "My parents didn't tell me, my coach didn't tell me, nobody on my team knew."
Earlier this season, the junior guard made Webster Schroeder girls basketball history, becoming the program's all-time leading scorer.
It was a surprise, even to her.
"They stopped the game, and I was like, 'Did I get a (technical foul) or something,'" Watkins said. "I was confused."
Yeah, it was quite a moment.
"I was like, 'Oh my God, I'm so proud of you.' I gave her a big hug," said Bria Watkins, a sophomore guard and Mariah's younger sister. "It's just so great to see her work all this way up."
The 1-2 punch of Watkins and Watkins has helped turn Schroeder into a top-five team in New York state.
"As much as they're similar, they're very different," said Webster Schroeder coach Codi Mrozek. "And sisters can go at it a little bit different than other players."
"I feel like having your sister on the court, there's a level of honesty that comes along with it," Mariah said.
"Yeah, 100 percent," Bria said. "Sometimes, too honest she is to me. But it's OK, I like the constructive criticism."
At 16-1, the entire team's success has been evident. Those hard conversations have paid off.