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Hale wins battle of the Eagles, Kimmerer 7 points away from 1000

Hale walks off the court following their 56-30 win over Fairview.

FAIRVIEW, MI — The Hale and Fairview Eagles faced off in a North Star League-Little Dipper match up Tuesday night. While conference standings were on the line, there was a different focus in the game.

Hale junior Joseph Kimmerer entered the night 29 points away from 1000 in his career. He would become the fifth player to accomplish the feat this season; joining Rogers City’s Taylor Fleming, Posen’s Brooke Ciarkowski, Johannesburg-Lewiston’s Tyson Claeys, and Oscoda’s Katelyn Etherton.

Kimmerer started out hot, scoring Hale’s first five points and seven in the first quarter, but cooled off in the second with only three points. He would score another twelve in the third and fourth to finish the night with 22.

Hale defeated Fairview 56-30 and remains on top of the Little Dipper with a 10-4 overall record (6-3 conference). Kimmerer can reach 1000 during Wednesday’s game in Peck. If weather cancel’s the game, he can earn the achievement at home on Friday against Au Gres-Sims.

It’s been a season of milestones across Northeast Michigan. In addition to the four players (so far) who reached 1000 career points in basketball: Andy Dault and Christian Ward (Oscoda) reached 100 career wins in wrestling, Ridge Schutte (Whittemore-Prescott) reached 150 career wins in wrestling, Chris DeRocher broke Alpena’s all time scoring record in basketball, Cooper Black broke Alpena’s single-season shutout record in hockey, and Raegen Eller broke Alcona’s single game score (250) and two game score (471) in girls bowling.

Hale Leaders
Joseph Kimmerer: 22Pts 18Reb 3Ast 2Stl
Trent Kangas: 9Pts 3Reb 6Stl
Thorne Sauseda: 7Pts 4Reb 2Ast 3Stl
Garrett Beebe: 6Pts 13Reb 2Ast 2Blk
Trent Reilly: 4Pts 1Ast 2Stl
Joel Bovee: 4Pts 2Reb 3Ast 3Stl
Josh Bonner: 2Pts
Kenny Brito: 2Pts
Fairview Leaders
Isaiah Ford: 8Pts
Grant Lietzke: 6Pts
Nathaniel Eastman: 6Pts
Aaron Eaves: 6 Pts
Jesse Yoder: 4Pts