Boys’ Basketball: Devon Lauer Scores 1,000th Point In Bobcats Victory Over Vikings

Above image by Maria Wilson – Devon with commemorative 1,000 point ball

Devon Lauer became the 11th player in Clarion Area Boys’ Basketball history to score 1,000 points, on Monday, February 5th, before the home crowd, in the Bobcats 76-31 win over the Venango Catholic Vikings.

Image courtesy of Bev Lauer – Devon taking it to the hoop during the game

Devon’s career total stood at 992, needing just eight more points, coming in. He scored his eighth point in the second quarter, and standing at 1,000 points exactly, he rested the remainder of the contest, along with several others.

Image courtesy of Chris Rossetti and YDL Sports Network/ – Devon being congratulated by Clarion Head Coach Tom Lewis

But not before his teammates had a celebration with him, with several hoisting him on their shoulders, and being presented with the commemorative ball and banner recognizing Devon’s major achievement

Image by Maria Wilson – Devon with mom, Bev and dad, D.J. celebrating his milestone

After the celebration, the game continued, with a number of players getting an opportunity for playing time.

Image courtesy of Maria Wilson – Devon being congratulated and hoisted by his teammates

Three freshmen, Dylan Smail, Trey Hooks and Parker Miller reached double-figures. Dylan was the Bobcats’ high scorer, with fifteen points, including a trey. Trey followed with 13 points, with one bucket from long range, and Parker scoring ten points.

Gabe Simko and Nathan Frederick each posted six points. Kam Merrell and Mason Burford each had three points as both knocked down a three-pointer.

Six Bobcats, Tanner Miller, Bryce Brinkley, Dawson Smail, Derek Smail, Dauntae Girvan and Owen Kriebel finished with two points apiece.

Konnor Beichner led the Vikings with a game-high nineteen points, with one bucket from beyond the arc. Kyle Beichner followed with ten points, including two treys.

The Bobcats led after each period, 23-7 after one, 35-17 at the half and 58-24 after three.

The Bobcats are set to host Cranberry on Wednesday, February 7th.

(Congratulations to Devon, his family, and coaches and teammates!!!! Thanks to Maria Wilson, Bev Lauer and Chris Rossetti and YDL Sports Network/ for the images used in this article!!)

Clarion Area 1,000 Point Scorers Prior To February 5th

  1. Don Hager – 1956 – 1,774
  2. Frank Brooks – 1966 – 1,572
  3. Ed Hepinger – 1986 – 1,477
  4. Roland Shannonhouse – 2013 – 1,236 (total)*; 1,135 (at Clarion)
  5. Cam Craig – 2018 – 1,138
  6. Calvin German – 2020 – 1,131 (As of 3/7/20)
  7. Mark Angel – 1988 – 1,043
  8. Ryan Hritz – 2007 – 1,021
  9. BJ Spozio – 1995 – 1,021

John Marshall – 1983 – Over 1,000 (Exact total unknown)

Joe Marshall – 1988 – Over 1,000 (Exact total unknown)

(Roland Shannonhouse had 1,001 points at Farrell prior to transferring to Clarion.)