TAUNTON - The Tri-County Regional High boys' basketball team was involved in a bit of history Monday afternoon, though the Cougars would rather have just come away with a win instead.
Bristol-Plymouth senior John McCartney poured in a game-high 23 points to guide the Craftsmen to a 73-49 victory, but more importantly for McCartney, he scored his 1,00th career point and also became the school's all-time leading scorer.
Bristol-Plymouth would outscore Tri-County 44-25 in the second half after the Cougars stayed within striking distance in the first half. McCartney's 3-pointer in around the three-minute mark of the third quarter put him over the 1,000-point mark for his career. In the fourth quarter, McCartney eclipsed another milestone as he set the school record for points, breaking the previous mark of 1,011.
The Craftsmen also got 19 points from Brandon Ledetto and 11 more from Dana Fernandes.
For the Cougars, Billy Mussig led the way with 12 points while Steve Robinson and Dariel Nuniez both had eight.
Tri-County (0-7 Mayflower, 1-8) hosts Blue Hills Wednesday.
GBCA boys win a pair
The boys' basketball team of Grace Baptist Christian Academy of Attleboro registered one Massachusetts Association of Christian Schools and one non-league victory during this past weekend.
The Centurions improved their season record to 7-4 by besting Bradford Christian Academy of Haverhill, 47-40, in a non-league outing Friday on the road, and following that up with a 51-38 MACS win over Pepperell Christian Academy on Saturday, also on the road.
Chris Redlund was the top point-producer for GBCA in both outings, amassing 25 points against Bradford and 33 (including 18 in the third quarter) opposite Pepperell. Andrew Schoepfer tallied 11 points for the Centurions in Friday's contest.
GBCA posted a 25-18 halftime advantage during its victory over Bradford and led at the stops - by margins of 12-7, 21-15 and 43-24 - versus Pepperell.
GBCA girls' streak at nine
GBCA's girls' basketball team extended its winning ways Friday with a 23-17 non-league road decision over Bradford Christian Academy.
Jamie Emerson paced the Centurions, who led by just a 12-10 edge at intermission, with a game-high 14 points. GBCA has now posted nine successive victories following a season-opening defeat and remains in first place in the MACS standings.