BERNARDSVILLE, NJ – Plainfield High School senior Romey Talley scored his 1,000th career point a few minutes into the third quarter in the Cardinals basketball game at Bernards High School on Thursday night. The moment was marked with a break in the game to honor and congratulate Talley.
“This is a huge milestone,” Coach Jose Rodriguez said. “There’s a reason why there’s only a handful of people that are able to accomplish this. It’s because it’s incredibly challenging. He should be proud of this, it came with a lot of dedication.”
Talley is the 13th player in Plainfield High School’s history to reach the prestigious milestone.
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His family was in attendance at the game, and his father, Larone Talley said, “It was a tough season, but he battled through it, in the end he did a great job. It's nice he is the 13th player in Plainfield to do this, something he can always remember.”
“I’m very happy for him, he worked hard for it. It's a nice accomplishment for him,” said his mother, Tiffanie Talley.
As for Romey, this was moment to celebrate. “I’ve been dreaming about this moment for a long time, since I was a little kid."
He said he witnessed the last person to accomplish this at Plainfield High School, Sekou Harris. “I saw him score his 1,000th point. He was like my big bother, he was my hero.”
“I am very happy to reach this milestone and to be able to say, I, too, scored 1,000 points. It hasn't been done at Plainfield High School since 2012 and hopefully the guys behind me can do the same thing.”
Plainfield lost to Bernards High School 58-56.
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