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Basketball notebook: Mac Resetich, Grady Thompson moving up in all-time scoring

Hall senior Mac Resetich and Princeton senior Grady Thompson continue to move up their respective schools all-time scoring lists.

Resetich has scored 446 points this year and 1,056 for his career, passing Ken Meek, who scored 1,017 from 1950-52, as the No. 11 all-time scorer for Hall.

The Hall senior will next set his sights on No. 8. Korby Kasperski (2004-08) with 1,101, No. 9. Ryan Peterson (1989-92) with 1,079 and No. 10. Ray Mack (1956-58) with 1,066. Shawn Jeppson is the Red Devils’ all-time leading scorer at 1,829.

Thompson passed up two Tiger greats – John Rumley (1,179) and Matt McDonald (1,140) – over the weekend to become No. 4 on the PHS boys’ all-time scoring list. Thompson scored 28 points in Friday’s win at Newman and came back with 23 more on Saturday in a win over Winnebago.

Rumley, who coached the Tigers from 2000-05 (82-58), winning one regional and one sectional, was in attendance Saturday and congratulated Thompson after the game. He scored 619 points his senior year and went on to play at IVCC and Aurora University.

“To pass up a guy like that is an honor,” said Thompson, who played with Rumley’s son, Graeham, at Princeton Christian Academy.

Thompson’s next target is No. 3 Vern Magnuson (1956-59), who scored 1,234 career points. Program leader Joe Ruklick has 1,306, playing just two varsity seasons from 1953-55 for the Tigers’ state teams.

Princeton senior Teegan Davis looks to join Thompson in the 1,000-point club, now with 924 career points through the weekend.

Then there were 3

• With Springfield Sacred Heart-Griffin’s 60-50 loss to Metamora Monday night, Princeton (19-0) is now one of just three undefeated boys teams remaining in the state. Decatur Lutheran and Centralia Christ our Rock are both 17-0

The loss for Sacred Heart-Griffin was its first in 18 games.

The Sacred Heart-Griffin/Metamora game was a rematch of last year’s 3A state title game won by SHG.

Source: The Daily Chronicle

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