It is no surprise a team that broke multiple scoring records last season on its way to a state championship had a few players that could pile on the points.
But when not one, but two seniors reached 1,000 points this season, it surprised just about everyone, including Day Day Higgins, who was alerted to his recent feat when he was just 50 points away.
“I hadn’t been paying attention to it,” he said. “But when Kenyon (Spotted Horse) got it, I knew I was probably close.”
Lakeside assistant coach Jess Arthur calculated his totals after Kenyon reached 1,000 points, and found Day Day was nearly 95 percent of the way there.
“It’ll definitely be a relief,” Day Day said two days prior to reaching the 1,000-point mark.
The Knights are currently first in the Scenic Idaho Conference with a perfect league mark of 3-0, and after jumping up a classification following a 1AD2 state title last season, will look to accomplish another rare feat as they hope to earn a spot in the 1AD1 bracket.
“I’m excited,” Day Day said. “It’ll be some better competition and some teams we’ve never seen before.”
Lakeside is 12-2, and returns to the court Friday when it hosts undefeated St. Maries, the team that broke the Knights’ winning streak early this season.
This time Day Day said his team will look to return the favor.
“We need to play our game,” he said. “When we were over there we played their game, but we’re going to speed it up Friday night.”