Schmitz scores 1,000th point as Rebel boys roll

Published 10:42 pm Tuesday, February 5, 2013

HARMONY — Southland senior Nick Schmitz scored his 1,000th career point as the Rebel boys beat Fillmore Central (6-15 overall, 3-12 Three Rivers) on the road Tuesday.

Schmitz, who scored 22 points, picked an odd time to net his 1,000th point, which came on a free throw after he was fouled on a breakaway lay-up, which he converted.

“I was just debating if I should take him out so he could get it at home when I turned around and he was on the line,” Southland head coach Jon Thalberg said. “I called a timeout and told him the situation and asked if he wanted to do it at home. He said he just wanted to get it over with and he made the free throw.”

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Schmitz is now the fifth 1,000 point scorer in Southland history and he’s the third Rebel to reach the mark in the past three years.

“Nick’s worked hard for us and he deserves this,” Thalberg said. “He’s had a great second half of the season.”

Luke Anderson added 16 points for the Rebels (15-5 overall, 12-3 Three Rivers).

Southland 38 38 — 76

FMC 21 25 — 46

Southland scoring: Nick Schmitz, 22; Luke Anderson, 16; Mike Goergen, 14; Sam Klaehn, 12; Decker Bendtsen, 9; Trent Reinartz, 3; free throws: 50 percent (4-for-8)