Switzerland County senior basketball player Damian Breeck joined some historic company on Saturday night, as his second three-pointer of the game in the first quarter of a road game at Franklin County High School propelled him past the 1,000-point mark for his career. He becomes just the fifth Pacer boys player to reach the milestone.
Finishing with 22 points on Saturday night, Breeck’s career total now stands at 1,015 points — and the senior has at least four games remaining: tomorrow (Friday) night at Jac-Cen-Del; Saturday night at South Dearborn; home for Senior Night against Madison on Thursday, February 27th; and then at least one Sectional game, day, time and opponent to be determined.
Currently this season, Breeck is averaging 19.1 points per game, so that can translate into a minimum of 80 more points, which would put him at 1,095.
Switzerland County’s all time points leader in boys basketball is Brad Burk, who finished his career with 1,456 points.
Second on the list is Austin Clark, who finished with 1,194 points; followed by Nathan Christman, who accounted for 1,155 points in his career. Currently in fourth place is Steve Sebree, who during his career scored 1,078 points.
After Breeck in the school’s top 10 scoring column now comes Kyle Green at 977 points; Jeff Weales at 956 points; Jason Craft at 929 points; Brandon Covington at 867 points; and Charlie May at 850 points.
Along with points, Breeck continues to climb other statistical categories.
He ranks second overall in the number of three-point field goals made with 144; and trails leader Nathan Christman, who made 170 — by 26. That would mean an average of just over six per game over a four game stretch, which would lower should Switzerland County advance in Sectional play.
Following Breeck in three-pointers made is David Lock with 137; Chase Ritch with 126; Brandon Covington with 121; Clint May with 112; Michael Gault with 105; Caleb Furnish with 104; Keegan Kincaid with 104; Chancey May with 95; and Kyle Green with 95.
Breeck also currently ranks fifth overall in the number of assists in a career, with 236.
The all time leader in that category is Kent Works with 412; followed by Brandon Covington with 375; Jeff Weales with 358; and Mark Sharp with 338.
Just behind Breeck in assists is Jamie Hayes with 224; Travis Webster with 211; Jason Craft with 193; David Lock with 193; Bryan Hayes with 172; and Trevor Smith with 172.
On the season, Breeck is among the leaders in nearly every category in the Ohio River Valley Conference.
• He’s tied for second in scoring average at 19.1 points per game.
• He’s tied for third in rebounding with an average of 6.7 per game.
• He leads the conference in freethrow shooting percentage at .833.
• He’s third in the number of three-pointers made with 43.
• He’s tied for eighth in the ORVC in the number of assists with 64.
Note: There is some balance to much of this. I have had the opportunity to see three of the five players reach this milestone. Nathan Christman got to the mark on February 11th, 1999 at home against Jac-Cen-Del; while Breeck reached the milestone four days later, on February 15th.
Both Breeck and Austin Clark topped 1,000 points during a road game against Franklin County.
— Pat Lanman