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Collins scores 1,000th point as Redmen blow by Bobcats

Jim Walker

jim.walker@irontontribune.com

 

PEDRO — Austin Collins was having a really good game. There wasn’t anything that could make it even better.

Or was there?

Collins not only scored 29 points but eclipsed the 1,000-point career scoring mark as the Rock Hill Redmen blitzed the Green Bobcats 69-34 on Saturday.

“Austin played really well and had a great team,” said Rock Hill coach Dave Hopper. “But we played well as a team. We stepped up and played well from start to finish.”

Rock Hill (6-12) also got 10 points from Austin Barcus and Trystan Matney added 8 points.

Mark Allen scored 11 points and Ryan Gaffney 9 points to lead Green.

Collins scored 11 points in the first quarter as Rock Hill took a 15-10 lead.

In the second quarter, Collins scored 9 points including a free throw that gave him the milestone 1,000th point. He came into the game needing 18 points to reach the lofty plateau.

Nathan Turvey hit a pair of 3-pointers and Matney also had 6 points in the quarter as Rock Hill took a 39-19 lead at the half.

Gaffney had 7 points in the quarter for Green.

Barcus scored 8 points in the third quarter as Rock Hill extended the lead to 59-29.

The Redmen visit Minford on Tuesday for a non-league game.

Green 10 9 10 5 = 34

Rock Hill 15 24 20 10 = 69

GREEN (NA): Josh Karshner 0 0 0-0 0, Jacob Carver 0 0 0-0 0, Hunger Lewis 0 1 1-1 4, Alex Hughes 0 0 0-0 0, Brody Stomes 0 0 0-0 0, Malik Lowry 2 0 2-2 6, Ryan Gaffney 4 0 1-2 9, Andy Chavarria 1 0 0-1 2, Aaron Johnson 1 0 0-2 2, Woodrow 0 0 0-1 0, Mark Allen 4 0 3-4 11. Totals: 12 1 6-13 34. Fouls: 23. Fouled out: None.

ROCK HILL (6-12): Tyler Damron 0 0 0-0 0, Alex Nance 2 0 2-4 6, Nathan Turvey 0 2 0-0 6, Austin Collins 8 0 13-22 29, Jake Falls 1 0 2-2 4, Timmy Adkins 1 0 0-0 2, Brady Knipp 2 0 0-1 4, Cameron Barnett 0 0 0-0 0, Trystan Matney 4 0 0-0 8, Austin Barcus 4 0 2-5 10. Totals: 22 2 19-34 69. Fouls: 16. Fouled out: None.