Saturday, January 19, 2013

BOYS BASKETBALL: McDowell nets 1,000th point in Spring-Ford’s win

Mercury file photo Spring-Ford’s Zameer McDowell scored his 1,000th career point on Saturday night.

By Dennis Weller
Special to The Mercury

ROYERSFORD ­— Many times, just being tall is not enough to ensure success on the basketball court, something that Spring-Ford’s Zameer McDowell is well aware of. So the 6-foot-6 senior has worked on honing every skill possible and he put them all on display in Saturday night’s finale of the Athletes for Better Education Basketball Showcase at Spring-Ford High School.
McDowell scored every which way, just has he has for four years, on the way to a game-high 21 points and eclipsed the 1,000-point mark for his career as the Ram boys recovered from a slow start for a 50-44 win over Downingtown East.
McDowell needed 17 points coming in to hit the milestone and scored points no. 1,000 and 1,001 when he took a long inbounds pass and went in ahead of the pack for a layup with three seconds left in the third quarter.
“It feels really good,” said McDowell, who finished 8-for-14 from the field and 5-for-14 from the line with 16 rebounds, seven steals, two assists, and two blocked shots. “It’s a great accomplishment. I’m just proud to be one of the Spring-Ford people to get 1,000 points.”

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