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Derrick Mahone/Douglas County Sentinel Douglas County coach Chet Forsh, left, and school athletics director Albert Lindsay present junior forward Amari Robinson with a game ball during Saturday's game aganst New Manchester.

Douglas County has had several 1,000-point scorers in its history.

However, none have did so as fast as junior Amari Robinson.

The 6-foot-2 forward was honored on Saturday for reaching that mark faster than any other Tigers player, boys or girls, in school history.

After she scored her first basketball in the first quarter, the game was stopped and she was presented the game ball during the Region 5-AAAAAA contest against New Manchester.

She came into the season with 953 points through her first two years as a varsity player.

In a 69-39 loss to Norcross on Nov. 20 at the Parkview Thanksgiving Tournament in Lilburn, Robinson scored 20 points to eclipse the 1,000-point mark for her career.

The team was going to do the ceremony last week when it was supposed to host South Paulding, however, inclement weather postponed all sporting events for the weekend.

Douglas County played at home on Friday, suffering an 85-54 defeat to Westlake in a non-region contest.

Robinson had 22 points in that game, which was witness by several college assistant coaches, including N.C.State.

She has been a starter ever since her freshmen season when she helped the team reach the semifinals of the state tournament. Robinson scored 508 points that season, the most so far in a single-season in her career.

This season, she is averaging 24.1 points, which leads Class AAAAAA.

She is also averaging 10.1 rebounds per game.

Coming into Saturday’s game, Robinson has a 17.1 career scoring average.

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