In a big conference game against the St. Teresa Bulldogs on Friday, January 11, the Meridian Hawks Varsity Basketball team was focused on getting a win. Yet, that wasn’t the only “big” thing to anticipate in that conference game. A 6’0″ shooting guard named Garrett Meisenhelter was also closing in on his 1000th high school career point.
At the beginning of the game, Meisenhelter needed 12 to get his 1000th career point. Every student in the student section that night knew he only needed 12 points.
In the first half of the game, Meisenhelter started off by making his first shot from a 15-foot floater, followed it with a lay up, hit a 28-foot three-pointer, then didn’t score for the rest of the half.
In the second half of the game, Meisenhelter started off with a free throw at the beginning of the third quarter. He now had nine points and everyone knew it. The whole crowd was ready to erupt in anticipation for his next three points.
Late in the 3rd quarter, Meisenhelter spotted up for a corner three. His body was squared and ready to shoot. Zack Harper threw the pass to the corner, the whole student section yelled “shooooooot!!!.” He did shoot…it’s like the ball was in the air for an eternity. The ball rolled in and the student section went NUTS.
Everyone in the student section was jumping around, yelling, screaming, everyone knew he got it. The rest of the crowd was cheering as well.
The Hawks ended up losing the game, but Garrett Meisenhelter left with the achievement of getting his 1000th point in his high school career.