Schildroth hits 1,000th point, then gets down to work

From left, Corey, Shelley and Taylor Schildroth and Coach Dwayne Carter after presenting Taylor with the ball that scored his 1,000th point. Photo by Anne Berleant

From left, Corey, Shelly and Taylor Schildroth and Coach Dwayne Carter after presenting Taylor with the ball that scored his 1,000th point. Photo by Anne Berleant

BLUE HILL—Six points short of the magic number after a close 73-66 win at Lee Academy last night, George Stevens Academy junior Taylor Schildroth quickly took care of business, sinking two three-point shots against Penquis before the clock had ticked down one minute of play. The first shot came after the Eagles took possession off the tip-off, and the home crowd went wild. It was that kind of night as the Eagles cruised to a 75-42 victory, their 37th straight win over two seasons.

Taylor Schildroth scores 1 before a home crowd. Photo by Anne Berleant

Taylor Schildroth lays it up before a home crowd. Photo by Anne Berleant

“I thought it was either going to happen right away or take a long time,” Schildroth said. “I didn’t even know.”

Before the game, “he was really nervous,” said his mother, Shelly Schildroth, who joined Taylor on center court for the 1,000 point ball presentation, with Corey Schildroth and Coach Dwayne Carter,  Schildroth himself didn’t admit to being nervous, and with 1,000 points out of the way, he scored 25 total points to lead the Eagles, with 9 rebounds and 7 assists.

Schildroth joins the nine Eagles who have reached 1,000 points in their high school career. As a junior, it is a rare achievement.

But he is already looking ahead to the future.

“Keep winning games and hopefully repeat,” he said, referring to the Class C state title the team brought home in 2016. “We have a good shot if we stay focused.”

Fans react to Taylor Schildroths 1,000th point. Photo by Anne Berleant

Fans react to Taylor Schildroths 1,000th point. Photo by Anne Berleant

 

Bailey, left, and Logan Townsend show their Eagles pride. Photo by Anne Berleant

Bailey, left, and Logan Townsend show their Eagles pride. Photo by Anne Berleant

 

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