Hawkins breaks record at Annapolis

Career scoring mark comes in Panthers' 12th win in row

Boys basketball

January 25, 2000|By Pat O'Malley

Thomas Hawkins broke one record and then helped keep the team unbeaten record intact as No. 2 Annapolis reeled off its 12th straight by 69-54 over No. 17 North County (7-5) last night in Annapolis.

Hawkins was one of four Panthers to score in double figures, but his 18 points gave him a career total of 1,239, making him the school's all-time leading scorer. The victory was icing on the cake for Hawkins, who also had 10 rebounds, three blocks, a steal and an assist.

"It makes it sweeter because North County has a good team this year and it was a good victory," said Hawkins, who called breaking the record "an honor."

In breaking the school record of 1,224 career points set by the late James Butler (1986 graduate), the 6-foot-5 Hawkins first tied it with a three for the Panthers' first score of the night and the record-breaker came on a short jumper in the paint that gave Annapolis a 17-11 lead with 3: 11 left in the first period.

The game was stopped and Hawkins was presented a souvenir basketball by Anne Arundel County Sports Hall of Famer and former James Madison University star Steve Stielper.

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