Kallock taking place among Greensburg Salem’s best

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Wednesday, January 10, 2018 | 11:27 PM


Greensburg Salem junior combo-guard Megan Kallock is on her way to chasing some of the big names on the program's scoring list.

Only a junior, Kallock this week surpassed the 1,000-point mark for her career. She has put together numerous 30-plus-point games the past two-plus seasons, and went for 37 in her milestone game against Valley.

The Golden Lions won 67-22 in New Kensington.

“Any time she has the ball in her hands, we feel good about it,” Greensburg Salem first-year coach Rick Klimchock said. “It's not easy being a point guard and a scorer. Megan is an Energizer Bunny; her motor is running from the time she steps into the gym.”

With so many games ahead, Kallock could pursue the upper echelon of the Golden Lions scorers. No. 1 will be a challenge: Danielle Dawson scored 2,007 points from 1998-2002. That mark ranks fifth all-time in Westmoreland County and 32nd in WPIAL history.

But the second and third spots might just be attainable.

Jessica Greene trails Dawson with 1,556 points, and Laura Klimchock, the coach's daughter, is third with 1,476.

Kallock isn't concerned with the scoring list as much as she is the standings.

“I know that Danielle Dawson has scored over 2,000, but my main focus right now is to win some games over the second half of the season,” Kallock said, “and get back into the playoff race.”

Her coach said her game keeps improving.

“The thing about Megan is that she is adding to her game,” Rick Klimchock said. “She is working to improve her 3-point shot, and her pull-up jumper. I am working with her so she can be more comfortable with those things in games.”

Like Laura Klimchock, Kallock spends a lot of time at the free-throw line. In a 73-38 win over McGuffey, she made 24 of 29 free throws. Klimchock made 29 of 34 attempts in a 2003 win over Connellsville in which she scored 45. That point-total was the school record until Clair Oberdorf netted 49 in 2014 at Derry.

Bill Beckner Jr. is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach him at bbeckner@tribweb.com or via Twitter @BillBeckner.

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