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Former CHS teammates Council and Gary score 1,000th point on consecutive nights
Jay Council
In the 2008-09 high school basketball season, Camden High seniors Jay Council and Evrik Gary helped lead Ron McKie’s Bulldogs to a 25-2 record and the AAA state championship.Last week, the two former teammates each joined exclusive clubs at their respective colleges as they both eclipsed the 1,000-point barriers.On Wednesday night in Florence, Gary, a 6-foot-3 guard, came into Francis Marion University’s non-conference game with Johnson and Wales University needing one point to reach the 1,000-point mark. The redshirt junior accomplished that early in what was a 96-53 FMU rout.The next night in, Belmont, N.C., Council went over the 1,000-point plateau in Belmont Abbey College’s 91-71 win over visiting Coker College.It appeared as if FMU wanted Gary to get his 1,000th point in style. But when Taylor Diehl’s alley-oop pass, intended for Gary, on the opening possession found its way into the basket for a 3-pointer, it delayed the occasion.Instead, on the Patriots’ third possession of the game, Gary stepped outside the 3-point arc and drained a 3-ball, for points 1,000, 1,001 and 1,002 in his two-plus years playing for FMU. Gary also led the Pats with a game-best eight rebounds.Gary ended the night with 16 points which allowed him to pass for FMU standouts Daryl Blume (1,011), Nat Williamson (1,004), and Bob Graziano (1,001) to move into 16th place on the FMU career scoring list with 1,015 points.