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Clarion’s Lauer Reaches 1,000-point Plateau in Win over Venango Catholic

Devon Lauer (center) is flanked by his parents Bev (left) and DJ (right) after scoring his 1,000th point Monday. Photo by Chris Rossetti

CLARION, Pa. – With a spinning layup with 19.7 seconds left in the first half, Devon Lauer became the 12th Clarion boys’ basketball player to reach 1,000 career points.


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Needing eight points coming into the game against the winless Vikings (0-17 overall, 0-9 KSAC), Lauer was part of the second shift of a three-shift of five rotation employed by Clarion head coach Tom Lewis.

During his first-quarter shift, he scored four points before getting back in the game late in the second quarter and scoring twice more to reach the mark, just the second Bobcat in the last five years to achieve the feat.

Watch Lauer’s history-making basket


Lauer finished with eight points giving him 1,000 exactly in his career.

After scoring his 1,000th point, his teammates rushed the court and lifted him up onto their shoulders

Lauer’s teammates carried him partially off the court after he scored his 1,000th point. Photo by Maria Wilson


Fourteen of the 15 players who dressed for Clarion (13-6, 8-2), who secured a KSAC playoff berth with the win, scored led by a career-high 15 points from freshman Dylan Smail.

Smail got to start the game with his two older brothers – Dawson and Derek – and the two Miller brothers – Tanner and Parker – with all five players hailing from the same Marianne Estates’ neighborhood.

Lauer is greeted by Clarion head coach Tom Lewis after scoring his 1,000th point. Photo by Chris Rossetti

Trey Hooks added a career-best 13 points for the Bobcats with Parker Miller scoring a career-high 10 points.

Venango Catholic, which had only five players dressed, got 19 points from Konner Beichner and 10 from Kyle Beichner.


1. Don Hager – 1956 – 1,774
2. Cal German – 2021 – 1,663
3. Frank Brooks – 1966 – 1,572
4. Ed Hepinger – 1986 – 1,477
5. Cam Craig – 2018 – 1,138
6. Roland Shannonhouse – 2013 – 1,236 (total)*; 1,135 (at Clarion)
7. Mark Angel – 1988 – 1,043
8. Ryan Hritz – 2007 – 1,021
9. BJ Spozio – 1995 – 1,021
10. Devon Lauer – 2024 – 1,000 (Through Feb. 4, 2024)
John Marshall – 1983 – Over 1,000 (Exact total unknown)
Joe Marshall – 1988 – Over 1,000 (Exact total unknown)
*Shannonhouse had 101 points at Farrell before transferring to Clarion

Photo by Chris Rossetti

Lauer is congratulated by assistant coach Greg Larson. Photo by Maria Wilson


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