Langham Creek's Johnson drops 36 in win over Troy
Mercedes Johnson, a Langham Creek grad, led Louisiana's Ragin' Cajuns with a gym-record 36 points to become the 14th player in UL history to reach 1,000 points as UL knocked off Troy, 73-63, on Wednesday.
Johnson, a junior power forward, made 13-of-23 shots from the floor for 57 percent. She shot 83 percent (10-of-12) at the charity stripe. The junior pulled in seven boards and two assists en route to the best scoring performance ever at Earl K. Long Gym. Her 36 points surpassed Lisa Merritt's mark of 33 set against Nicholls State on Jan. 25, 1982.
With her performance on Wednesday, Johnson became the 14th player in Louisiana history to reach 1,000 points. She is the first Cajun to reach 1,000 since Onna Charles and Sonora Edwards in the 2007-08 campaign. The junior now has 1,027 points in her career.
Johnson was named first team All-District for all four years of high school. She also earned All-Greater Houston honors for two years. Johnson averaged 15 points and 10 rebounds per game at Langham Creek.
Johnson, born on Feb. 5, 1990, in Houston, is the daughter of Yvette Ferguson.
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