By Dave Warner

Coltan Frederick was honored on the court before the Mounties took on the Mount Markham Mustangs Friday night. He then went on to score another 28 points in an 82-54 win.

Bart Tooley stated, “We have our team out here at half court to recognize Coltan Frederick for scoring his 1,000th point earlier this season. Coltan scored that point on a free throw during the Holland Patent game during the Downtown Classic. Coltan currently stands at 1,213 points. That puts him fifth on the career scoring list here in Little Falls, which includes both boys and girls.”

“Incidentally, he’s just 181 points shy of his Uncle Justin Hummel, who stands at 1,394, and if the Mounties make a deep run in the playoffs, Coltan told me earlier that he’s confident that he can surpass his Uncle. He really didn’t say that, I put that in,” stated Tooley.

When speaking after the game, Coach Shepardson said, “I thought tonight was a battle. I don’t think the score was indicative of how hard-fought a game it was. I thought my kids did a good job adjusting. We struggled a little bit early. They did a great job knocking down some big shots later, which we’ve done all year. We’ve been able to hustle around and have extended some leads.”

“It’s a good group of kids, and they work real hard. It was another good win,” he stated.

Coltan Frederick had 28 points, Dom Izzo had 13, Zach Fallis had 11, and Collin Manikas had 9. Mount Markham dropped to 8-11 on the year, while Little Falls improved to 14-2.