MERCER, Pa. – Brady Greco became the eighth Saegertown boys’ basketball player to score 1,000 career points when he topped the mark with a 17-point effort in a 64-47 loss to Ellwood City in the opening round of the Mercer Tournament Tuesday.
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Greco finished the night with 1,010 career points putting him just 17 behind Jon Edmiston for seventh in school history, 37 back of Mike Hogan for sixth in school history, and 46 shy of Jason Shea for fifth in school history. The school record-holder is Greg Scott with 1,432.
Needing seven points to reach the milestone, Greco scored eight in the first half reaching the mark on a 3-pointer in the second quarter.
Joe Roth had a monster game for Ellwood City, a PIAA qualifier in Class 3A the last two years, scoring 30 of his game-high 32 points in the final three quarters.
Nathan Williams was also in double figures for Ellwood City with 10 points.
Henry Shaffer led Saegertown with 18 points.
Greco joins his mom, Justyn, in the 1,000-point club. Justyn (Headley) Greco scored 1,638 points at Maplewood in a career that came to a close in 1995.
MERCER 60, MONITEAU 45
MERCER, Pa. – Host Mercer got 22 points from Jake Mattocks on its way to a 60-45 win over Moniteau in the second game of the Mercer Tournament.
Mattocks scored 14 of his points after halftime to help the Mustangs build upon a 31-25 halftime lead.
Mercer grabbed the halftime advantage thanks to a 22-point second quarter that featured six points from Dae Mattocks and five from Christian Grossman.
Dae Mattocks finished with 12 points.
Aydan Jackson led Moniteau with 14 points with David Martino adding 13 points.