Bryce Yarling entered his senior season needing just nine points to reach the 1,000-point club at Waldron.
Yarling took less than eight minutes Monday in the Mohawks’ season opener against Elwood to reach the milestone.
With two quick baskets and four made free throws, Yarling moved to 999 career points. Sophomore Lucas Shaw then found Yarling for a corner three-pointer to eclipse 1,000 points.
Yarling became the sixth Mohawk in boys basketball program history to reach 1,000 points. He now sets his sights on Jared Lux’s career scoring mark of 1,313 points.
Lucas Mitchell led Waldron to a season-opening 59-35 victory over visiting Elwood with 28 points.
Yarling finished with 11 points. Jacob Lindsey added nine in the win.
Jackson Blackford and Hunter Sallee each had seven points to lead Elwood (0-1).
Waldron won the junior varsity game, 59-26.
Jack Fischer led the Mohawks with 13 points. Noah Mitchell and Will Larrison each had 11.
Waldron returns to action tonight hosting Crothersville.
In other prep events Monday:
Hauser 61, Southwestern 30
At Hauser, Madelyn Poe scored a game-high 21 points to help the host Jets even their season record at 2-2 (1-0 Mid-Hoosier Conference).
Norah Berkenstock and Kyliegh Parrott finished with 14 and 12 points, respectively.
Hauser led 27-16 at halftime then outscored the Spartans 16-8 in the third quarter to build a 19-point lead going into the fourth quarter.
McKinley Correll led Southwestern (0-6, 0-3 MHC) with 10 points. Tanna Tatlock finished with seven points and Riley Engel had five.
Hauser won the junior varsity game, 30-14.
Ellie Gosser and Katelynn Coffman each scored five points for Southwestern.
Southwestern travels to Class A, No. 7 Trinity Lutheran (1-1) Thursday.
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