Video: Wasyl Scores 1000th Point as Blue Devils Edge Warriors

Coginchaug guard scores 25 points on senior night to become second player this season to reach milestone.


Senior night was extra special for Coginchaug guard Erikson Wasyl and his teammates.

The Blue Devils' leading scorer needed just 10 points against Valley Regional on Monday night to reach 1,000 points for his career.

The milestone came with 3:25 left to go in the second quarter, as Wasyl drove from the top of the key for a layup to put the Blue Devils up 29-15.

With the crowd in a frenzy, Wasyl posed for a few pictures with head coach Todd Salva and gave a hug to his parents before taking the court again.

Despite a packed gym and the obvious homecourt advantage, the Warriors wouldn't go down without a fight, keeping the score within a few baskets for much of the game.

Wasyl hit two clutch three-pointers, one coming shortly before halftime to give Coginchaug a 32-25 lead going into the locker room.

The second deep ball early in the fourth quarter gave the Blue Devils the momentum they needed to finish off Valley 69-58.

Wasyl finished with 25 points and became only the eighth player to wear a Blue Devils uniform to score 1000 points in a career.

Earlier this season, senior guard Audrey Biesak scored her 1000th career point in front of the home crowd to join her brother Matt "Buckey" Biesak on the illustrious list.

Ethan Donecker finished with 16 points, 6 rebounds, 7 assists and three blocks for Coginchaug, while Brock Hoyt added a double-double, scoring 16 points and grabbing 10 rebounds.

Sean Cunningham lead the Warriors with 16 points.

Coginchaug (16-3) finishes the regular season at Old Saybrook on Wednesday.

Deb Hoyt February 21, 2012 at 11:51 AM
Congratulations Erikson and team. Well played game. Best of the season!
John Baker February 21, 2012 at 04:11 PM
Thanks Mike Hayes for the coverage. Patch got it right. Middletown Press and Courant missed it.
Michael Hayes February 21, 2012 at 05:11 PM
Thanks John. All the credit goes to Erikson, who's had a great career as a Blue Devil. Certainly a milestone the whole community can appreciate!
steve anastasio February 21, 2012 at 07:31 PM
Congratulations to Erikson. nice achievement and to do it @ home.. Congrats to the team on a great season so far.
Susan Michael February 22, 2012 at 12:40 AM
Congratulations to the senior boys! They are a great crew. Special congratulations to Erikson for his 1000 plus point recognition! What a great way to mark senior night!


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