SOUTH PLAINFIELD, N.J. - Lamont Williams needed 55 points in the final two games to reach the 1,000 point plateau for his career. One way to reach that mark would be to score 28 and 27 in each game. However, the South Plainfield High School varsity boys basketball senior star netted all 55 in front of the home crowd Monday afternoon in a decisive 85-53 victory over Koinonia.

“(Getting 1,000 points) feels great because of the hard work that was put in to reach it,” Williams said. “(I wanted) to end my senior year with something to be remembered for.”

Williams literally outscored Koinonia all by himself, on 20 makes from the floor including nine 3-pointers. He also made six free throws.

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Williams said his teammates paved way and did everything they could to help him get the achievement like feeding him the rock whenever possible.

“That wasn’t the full game plan, but my teammates were very unselfish and wanted the 1,000 points as much as I did,” said Williams, who put home 25 points in the fourth quarter alone.

The Tigers outscored Koinonia each quarter, and led 34-24 at the half, before a 33-10 explosion in the fourth blew the game open as South Plainfield won by 32.

After being bounced in the first round of the Greater Middlesex County Tournament by No. 8 Spotswood last Thursday and losing to Summit the day after, South Plainfield found themselves back in the win column with one game remaining in the season.

The 8-17 Tigers finish out the 2015-16 campaign tomorrow evening at Piscataway Vo-Tech at 5:30 p.m.

BOX SCORE:

Player

FG

3FG

FT

Reb

A

S

Blk

Pts

Joe Benson

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

2

Jim Clemente

2

0

4

0

0

0

0

8

Ryan McCabe

2

0

3

0

0

0

0

7

Julian Medina

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Ray Molnar

3

0

0

0

0

0

0

6

John Murray

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

3

Peter Skrynacz

2

0

0

0

0

0

0

4

Aaron Wortman

5

0

5

0

0

0

0

15

South Plainfield

Player

FG

3FG

FT

Reb

A

S

Blk

Pts

Jake Alba

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

O'Connor Dylan

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Kevin Gorman

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

2

Jason Lee

4

0

1

0

0

0

0

9

Jared Marks

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Will McLaughlin

0

3

0

0

0

0

0

9

Nathan Mensah

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Isaiah Norman

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Nick Polizzano

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Deshai Smith

3

0

0

0

0

0

0

6

Dondre Tate

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

2

Patrick Waldrop

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

2

Lamont Williams

11

9

6

0

0

0

0

55