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Posted by Guest (jmillea@mshsl.org) - Updated 2/4/2012 12:27:55 PM

By Nick Wagner
Ada-Borup Student Sports Information Director

Spartan junior Landon Schultz's 1,000th career point could not have came at a better time for Ulen-Hitterdal during Friday's basketball game against Ada-Borup in Ulen.

The thousandth-point triple Schultz hit supported a run that set the game out of Ada-Borup's reach with 4 minutes and 15 seconds to play -- as Ulen-Hitterdal (17-2) held its lead to beat Ada-Borup (15-3) 62-53 for the second time this season.

Shultz's varsity career began as a freshman who saw adequate playing time, as his hard work paid dividends then and as it does now.

"Landon deserves to reach the 1,000th point club," Ulen-Hitterdal coach Brett Maas said. "He worked really hard from the start of his career... shooting in the summer and improving during the season... that is what it takes, and he did it all."

Schultz isn't the only Spartan to have gone above and beyond to reach 1,000 points.

Troy Peterson broke 1,000 points exactly a week ago, and he added on to his career scoring totals with a game high 22 points against Ada-Borup's defense that had troubles limiting Peterson.

Rightly so. As it can be quite a task stopping a player who is as versatile as Peterson; he found the bottom of the net from either 5 or 20 feet away when his team needed it the most, and he did it all while playing under the discipline of three fouls.

"For some reason Troy has been making a lot of big shots from outside this year," Maas said. "I'm just happy the shots fell when our game called for one."

And trailing 35-32 with 9:21 left to play is when the Spartans needed a turn around, and Peterson delivered, first with a two, then a triple to flip the lead and build a 10-point advantage.

"We looked to attack with our small lead midway through the second half," Ada-Borup coach Trevor Stewart said. "We just couldn't score and [Ulen-Hitterdal] turned around and nailed big shots... they knocked their shots down, we didn't."

Not having the ability to hit shots was Ada-Borup's reason for the loss.

While Ulen-Hitterdal's two 1,000 point scorers drained their shots, along with Neil Henrickson who sits just 13 points from joining Peterson and Schultz at 1,000 points.



 


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