JAMESTOWN - Dylan Meyer recorded his 1,000th career point Saturday night while pouring in a game-high 36 points, but it wasn't enough as the Fredonia boys' basketball team fell to Greece-Athena, 97-63, during the Jamestown Tip-Off Tournament.
"It's a big accomplishment," Fredonia head coach Greg Lauer said. "He's worked extremely hard, especially the last couple of years. It was important for him to get it out of the way early, so he could concentrate on the rest of the season."
The Hillbillies (1-1) were overwhelmed by the much bigger Trojans, who raced out to a 32-11 lead after the first quarter.
"We're trying to get ready for Sectional play," Lauer said. "And the tough teams we'll play in league. So this helps us with that."
Needing 15 points coming into the game, Meyer reached the 1,000-point milestone on a 3-pointer in the second quarter, when the Hillbillies were outscored 26-14.
"You could tell it was on his mind," Lauer added. "He missed his first six shots, but he was a lot more relaxed (after he reached 1,000 points)."
Meyer scored 17 of his 36 points, including nine on three 3-pointers, during Fredonia's 21-point third quarter, but by then, Greece-Athena had the game in hand as it outscored the Hillbillies, 20-16, over the game's final eight minutes for the 97-63 final.
John Piper finished with 10 points, Cam Voss added eight points and eight rebounds and Nick Johnston finished with four points for Fredonia. Deon Hamilton led the Trojans with 18 points.