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Michelle Kramer tops 1,000 points for SRHS

Michelle Kramer drives to the basket for Scripps Ranch High School. (photo by Jim Wick)

Michelle Kramer tops 1,000 points for SRHS

By Hector Trujillo

No, it’s not Deja Vu, but rather another Kramer who has broken the 1,000 point mark playing for the Scripps Ranch High School womens basketball team.

This time it was senior forward Michelle Kramer during the 65-42 victory over Cathedral Catholic High on Jan. 26, matching the same feat her sister, Amanda, achieved in 2022.

“I was just super excited and happy to follow in the footsteps of my sister,” Michelle said. “It was fun doing it with a team that I’m super close with. Everyone is my friend and I love that I was able to do it with them.”

Michelle has been a standout player from the moment she first stepped on the court with the Lady Falcons, building great chemistry with a team made up of several seniors she has had the pleasure of playing with since the third grade.

While having a fantastic season as captain, Michelle also led the team in points per game and field goal percentage during the regular season.

She had one of her best games of the season on Feb. 2 with a double-double performance of 14 points and 12 rebounds in the 51-34 home victory over Christian High School.

“Michelle is a good basketball player and a great person. She’s very dedicated and a hard working young lady,” said SRHS womens basketball head coach James Stewart. 

“She’s a three-level player and our best inside defender,” Stewart added. “Michelle has done a great job and the team was very excited about her breaking a thousand points because it’s a great honor.”

Among her accolades, Michelle also helped lead Scripps Ranch to back to back league titles after the team finished the regular season with a 17-8 regular season record, which culminated in a home victory over Academy of Our Lady of Peace (AOLP) on Feb. 6. AOLP was the same school that sister Amanda broke the 1,000 point mark against two seasons ago.

“I’m really proud of them,” said mother Tania Kramer. “They both work really hard in sports and academics.”

Along with being a proud mom, Tania also serves as an assistant coach for the womens basketball team.

Besides getting inspiration from her parents, who were standout athletes themselves, Michelle closely follows the Purdue mens basketball team, which is the same school her father attended – along with being a huge fan of Boilermaker center Zach Edey.

While her sister decided to attend the University of Michigan, Michelle is still considering her options when it comes to what school she will attend after graduation, but she has already decided that she will major in neuroscience.

Michelle Kramer (photo by Jim Wick)