Few Mustang Basketball Players Have Earned 1,000 Points
Despite a close, tough-to-swallow loss for the boys basketball team against Acton-Boxborough in the state tournament, the story of the night was senior captain Andrew White’s entrance into the elite 1,000-point club.
White had twenty-two points and eleven rebounds against Acton-Boxborough, earning his 1,000th point and finishing his career with 1,004 points. He earned his 1,000th point by sinking two free throws after being fouled. White said he had no idea at the time that he had reached 1,000 points with those two foul shots.
Only four other Mustangs have earned over 1,000 points in their high school careers in recent memory. It’s been over a decade since a Medford High basketball player reached the milestone. The last Mustangs to pull it off were Kristin McCormick and Jean Bain in 1995. The other 1,000-pointers were Alyssa Sluz, 1993, and Denise Pachan, 1994. White is only the second boy to reach the mark, after Bain in 1995.
Mustang News reporter Barry Ebua interviewed both White and his coach, Anthony Faradie. The interview and video of White scoring his 1,000th point are available on www.mhsmustangnews.com.