Marian Athletics honors eight individuals who have reached the 1,000-point milestone in their basketball careers.
On December 14, we welcome B.J. Kloska back to Marian. A 1997 graduate, B.J. had a tremendous career as a Knight, scoring 1,021 points in his career. B.J was the first athlete to reach the 1,000 point plateau when he averaged 24.4 points per game during his Senior Season, which is the best single season average in Marian history. That season included a 39-point effort against Michigan City Marquette where he hit nine-three pointers! That 39-point night stood as a record until 2012 and his nine threes was never beaten, only tied.
The second male athlete to reach 1,000 points in his basketball career is Demetrius Jackson. He is the St. Joseph County all-time scoring leader with 1,934 points during his brilliant career. During his Senior year, he was named Burger King Athlete of the Year, named to the McDonald’s All-American team, was an Indiana All-Star and was named to the Indiana All-State team. He went on to a terrific 3-year career at the University of Notre Dame. He was then selected in the 2nd round of the NBA draft by the Boston Celtics. Demetrius is currently with the Houston Rockets.
The third and final (for the time being) male athlete to reach 1,000 points is Devin Cannady. Scoring 1,475 points in his career, Devin went on to attend Princeton. He is currently starting for a Tiger team that made the NCAA tournament this past season, almost upsetting Notre Dame in the first round. During his Marian career, he led the Knights to an undefeated Regular Season, which is the best in program history. He has the most wins in Marian history and was named an Indiana All-Star during his Senior Season.
On December 15, we will honor four ladies who have eclipsed the 1,000-point mark in their career at halftime for the game against John Glenn and a current member of the Lady Knights who just accomplished this feat prior to the game.
Marian will honor Meghan Urbanski for her recent accomplishment before the tip by awarding her the game ball from the Penn game in which she reached the milestone. At halftime, we will honor Emily Creachbaum, Ashley Hummer, Alex Bousquet, and Katie Barnard.
Emily Creachbaum was the first female to hit 1,000 for her career, finishing with 1,016. Emily holds the top three single game scoring records in Marian Girls Basketball history. She has reached 35 points in a game twice (Concord and Jimtown) and scored 37 against South Bend LaSalle during her Senior Season, a record that still stands today as the most points in program history for a single game. Creachbaum was known for her big games as she had tallied 25 points or more seven times in her career. She has holds the Marian record for most Field Goals in her career with 391!
Ashley Hummer, a 2006 graduate, scored 1,080 in her brilliant career at Marian. Ashley was a deadly three-point shooter as she holds the record for most career three’s with 175. She also hit 85 during her Senior Year, a single-season record for the Lady Knights. Against Tri-Central in the 2005-06 season, Hummer drained a record seven for the game!
Alex Bousquet, a 2010 graduate, is the current leader for career points with 1,115 and the leader for a single season with 446 points. Alex has a pretty impressive feat when she scored 64 points in back to back days scoring a career high 33 points against Bowman Academy and coming back the next day to drop 31 against Tri-Central. Alex was known not just for scoring. She is also the all-time steals leader with 290 for her career. Alex went on to an impressive Softball career at IPFW.
Up until a couple weeks ago, Katie Barnard was the most recent female to eclipse 1,000 points when she did it in 2013. Katie is the program’s 2nd all-time leading scorer with 1,082 points. Her junior and senior years were simply amazing. She scored 406 points during her Junior Year when she helped lead the Lady Knights to the Sectional Title game and followed it up with 370 points during her Senior Season, also leading Marian to the Sectional Championship game. During Katie’s time at Marian, the Knights won 52 games, making her the all-time leader in wins for the Girls Basketball program.