Now that basketball season is over for both high schools in Sleepy Eye, it’s time to acknowledge the four athletes who have scored over 1,000 total points in their high school careers.
Why is this such a great achievement? Well, for one thing, it’s hard to do. In order for a high school basketball player to score 1,000 career points, they need to score an average of 10 points per game if the average number of games each season is 25. This is also assuming each player is only playing for four years. Some start earlier than 9th grade.
Normally this is a challenge for most players, because you need to be playing regularly on the varsity team for all four years of your high school career. However, scoring 1,000 points was no challenge for senior Sean Mathiowetz, being that he almost doubled it.
Mathiowetz ended with a total of 1,814 total career points after scoring 19 points on March 11 in the Knight’s final game of the season. That’s an average of a little over 18 points per game if you average the amount of games in a four-year career to be 100. Mathiowetz scored his 1,000th point during his junior year.
Senior Maddy Helget ended her four year career at St. Mary’s with a total of 1,284 points after scoring nine points at the Section 2A quarterfinal against Lester Prairie/Holy Trinity. Helget reached her 1,000 mark this season.
Senior Kansas Adams scored 1,317 total career points at St. Mary’s after scoring an impressive 21 points on Feb. 28, 17 points on March 4, 14 points on March 7 and 15 points on March 11. Adams scored his 1,000th this year as well.
Finally, Claire Krumbach from Sleepy Eye Public High School has scored 1,231 total points so far, and she still has one more year left to add to that number. Krumbach scored 320 points this season and had a season high of 339 points last season.
Senior Jordan Anderson was very close to passing the 1,000 point mark for St. Mary’s. He ended with 988.
Congratulations to these players but also to all of the players and coaches in the Sleepy Eye area for contributing to a successful basketball season this year.