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Local high school athlete beats grandfather's scoring record

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BERNE, N.Y. – A local high school basketball player had an exciting game Tuesday night, breaking his school's scoring record currently held by his grandfather.

Senior forward Garrett Pitcher from Berne-Knox Westerlo High School broke his school's scoring record when the men's varsity basketball team took on Mayfield High School Tuesday night.

Pitcher has earned 984 points in his high school career, averaging 23 points a game.

He broke the 1,000-point mark Tuesday night in the third quarter of the game, making him only the second student-athlete to do so in the school's program history dating back to 1934.

The first athlete to have achieved this feat was Pitcher's grandfather, a men's varsity player in 1955.

Head Coach Andy Wright held a low-key celebration at the time when Pitcher broke the 1,000-point mark.

Berne-Knox Westerlo won the game, 64 to 55.

Pitcher planned to spend time with his grandfather after the game.

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