Total career points now at 1,745, looking for 1,900
St. Mary's High School senior Sean Mathiowetz has a lot to be proud of.
Not only did he pass his sister's school basketball record of career points by over 35, but he's continuing to do so.
After Monday night's 79-77 win at Lake Crystal, Mathiowetz now has 1,745 total points in his high school career. He is looking to add to that number today, when St. Mary's plays against Buffalo Lake-Hector-Stewart in the conference championship at home.
"If we go deep within the playoffs, I should be getting close to 1900, 1950," Mathiowetz said.
Molly Mathiowetz, Seans' sister, originally broke the school record in 2007, scoring a total of 1,709.
Sean said his sister didn't have too much to say about him beating her record, but she was proud of her brother nonetheless.
"She had a shirt made that she wore that said, 'Copy cat! I did it first,'" Mathiowetz said. "But I think she's pretty happy for me, she knows how hard I've worked throughout my career."
Mathiowetz also mentioned that his sister was probably happy it was her brother who passed her record rather than someone else.
In comparison, if Mathiowetz ends with a total of 1,900 career points, he would only be 557 points behind Daniel Fischer of Bagley who is 15th in career points in all of Minnesota with 2,457 points which he ended with in 1995.
Mathiowetz said he gives a lot of credit to the people around him for his success.
"I give a lot of credit to my teammates," Mathiowetz said. "If it wasn't for them, I wouldn't be able to amass the points I have."
The Knights are now 20-3 and will play either New Ulm Cathedral or Cleveland on March 4 in the Section 2A Tournament.
Mathiowetz said he has thoroughly enjoyed playing his final year on the team.
"It's pretty gratifying," he said. "It would be different if we were losing, but we're having a good year. It's a lot more rewarding when team success is coming with personal success."