HALEDON – Kadejhia Sellers is nothing if not adaptable — to innovations on the court to her environmental surroundings to the recent burst of wintry weather.
Sellers recently became Manchester’s girls basketball career scoring leader and now has 1,059 points after she poured in 18 in a 58-38 NJIC Colonial Division victory over Pompton Lakes on Tuesday. The old mark of 1,038 was set by 2012 graduate Samantha Legreaux. Janice Berry, a 1978 graduate, held the school mark of 1,017 for more than three decades.
A 5-foot-7 senior who pretty much plays every position, Sellers leads the Falcons in all four major statistical categories – scoring (18.4), rebounding (10.8), steals (6.1) and assists (2.1).
Three years ago, Sellers and her family made the move to Haledon after living in South Carolina.
“The pace of life was a lot slower in the South,” Sellers said. “It’s much faster up here, but I made all the adjustments I needed to make pretty quickly. … I’m happy with the way everything turned out. It’s been a great time here in every possible way.”
Sellers, who has nine double-doubles and one triple-double (28 points, 11 rebounds 10 steals in a victory over Eastern Christian in mid-January) this season, also has made major advances in improving her game.