NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Star senior Greg Meyers scores his 1,000th career point en route to a New Providence 73-40 roadtrip rout over the North Plainfield Canucks on Thursday.
The away stands erupted when Meyers sank his third 3-pointer of the night in the fourth quarter to reach his 1,000th point. He needed 23 points to reach this milestone and continued to tally a game high 25 points. Meyers is averaging 16.8 points per game for the 11-1 Pioneers.
The game stopped to celebrate Meyers' achievement and photos were taken with the team and his family.
This milestone, achieved by few, will be marked in New Providence history as Meyers' name will proudly hang on a banner in the gym alongside other Pioneer greats including Jack Cole, who was last to achieve the mark in 2011 with 1,095 career points. Others were Frank Allocco in 1971 with 1,464 points; Rich Allocco in 1973 with 1,366 points; Dan Barletta in 1977 with 1,042 points; and Sean Smith in 1995 with 1,020 points.
That was the major highlight of Thursday night, but in the match-up, the Pioneers came out hitting everything in sight, and ran up a 31-10 lead at half. The Canucks (0-12) didn't stop as they battled with 30 second half points. But they could never overtake the Pioneers, who added 42 points of their own.
Dylan Bedder scored 21 points and 22 rebounds, Sean Dillon and Brian Kelly tallied 8 a piece, Stanton Leuthner tacked on five, Richie Wawzycki added four, and Matt Misiukiewisz scored for two.
Next up, the Pioneers will travel to Kean University on Saturday when they face Union Catholic with a 5 p.m. tip off.