Mason hits 1,000 points for career

| February 20, 2017

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CHS senior Andrew Mason (left) celebrated scoring 1,000 career points with his Coach Jeremy Ady. Mason reached the milestone during his teams win over River View on Feb. 17.

CHS senior Andrew Mason (left) celebrated scoring 1,000 career points with his Coach Jeremy Ady. Mason reached the milestone during his teams win over River View on Feb. 17.

COSHOCTON – Coshocton Redskin senior Andrew Mason scored 11 points in the team’s win over county rival River View on Friday night, Feb. 17 to end his regular season career point total with 1,001 points. Mason said about the accomplishment, “It feels pretty good – it’s been on my mind since the beginning of the year – I knew that I needed to average around 20 points per game to do it. It feels good to do this towards the end of my sports career at Coshocton.”

Mason headed into the final regular season game against the Black Bears needing only 10 points. He said, “It had me pretty rattled for a while. Then I started scoring and that felt better.”

Mason said that scoring 1,000 points was never a goal. “I knew that I was a decent basketball player but reaching 1,000 points was not a goal until the end of my junior year when I realized that it might be achievable.”

The Redskin fan base traveled in strong numbers for the game at Warsaw and he said that seeing the fans display signs about hitting 1,000 points and hearing them cheer, “That was important. Looking up into the stands and seeing the fans with their signs was cool. It was important for our team too. My Dad took care of that and I appreciate that.”

Mason said he would like to thank, “My family, friends, teammates, even teammates that have graduated. If it wasn’t for my teammates getting me the ball I couldn’t score and would not have done this. I would also like to thank Coach Ady and all the coaches and Coach Hilgenberg who coached when I was a sophomore. They all helped me reach this goal.”

He offered some advice when prompted for the youngsters that are playing basketball, “I would go into it knowing that you have to work hard, put in the extra time and hours, get to the weight room, take the extra shots, and just work hard.”

The Redskins next game will be the tournament opener against county rival, Ridgewood, on Thursday, March 2 at Coshocton.

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