Souhegan’s Len reaches 1,000 career points

AMHERST – The fans held placards, mom held a sign, and Souhegan senior Mia Len held them all close to her heart as she drilled a free throw for her 1,000th career point Tuesday night.

The free throw came with 5:56 left in the second quarter as the senior helped power the Sabers to a 48-33 win over Kearsarge.

She becomes the second member of her family to topple the 1,000-point mark, joining her brother Brandon, a 2013 Souhegan grad.The lefty point guard is bound for Wheaton College in the fall

“I think it would be a cool bond to have,” Len told WMUR-TV.

“I saw him accomplish it. I also know that it takes a lot of hard work to get to it.”

Len has been a four-year varsity starter for the Sabers, who moved to 6-7 in Division II play.

She’s more than just a scorer, though. On the floor she’s a leader.

“I think my most important contribution to my team is bringing leadership and leading my whole team, whether scoring or passing,” she said.

Len is a well-respected leader.

“Mia is this amazing point guard. She’s in two of my AP classes and she’s unreal,” said classmate and teammate Elizabeth Apple. “She’s a great teammate. She’s cares about everyone on the team, on and off the court.”

A member of the National Honor Society and the Spanish Honor Society, Len is also active in the Amherst community, coaching grade school children and teaching them the game.

Len finished with 25 points in the win, which was the Sabers’ second straight after a tough run of six losses in a row.

Maddie Robicheau added nine points and Emma White pitched in six. Halle Van Boolyen swatted away three shots on the night.