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SOUTH WHITLEY â€” Since Logan Irwin was a young boy his father Rob knew he was going to be a good basketball player. What Rob didnâ€™t know, however, is just how good his son would be.
Logan joined the top scorers in the state after surpassing his 2,000th point Friday night in Whitkoâ€™s home game against North Miami. The sharp-shooterâ€™s 27 points lifted his career scoring to 2,015 and helped the Wildcats to a 85-62 win over the Warriors.
Loganâ€™s mom, Krista, said she felt the same as Rob â€” nervous.
He is currently the eighth top scorer in Northeast Indiana, just four points behind Churubuscoâ€™s Jeff Perlich (2,019). Logan said he isnâ€™t working to reach a certain number of points by the end of the year, â€śIâ€™m just playing,â€ť he said.
Irwin scored 552 points his junior year. He broke the schoolâ€™s all-time scoring record last year and has continued to raise the bar this season, averaging over 20 points per game.
The Wildcats took a 23-17 lead at the end of the first quarter with Logan Irwin just seven points away from the milestone. Alex Stoddard had 10 first-quarter points and 20 on the game, second only to Irwin.
Irwin went on a scoring-spree late in the second period, scoring seven points in less than a minute to hit 2,000 points. The game was stopped and Irwin was recognized for his feat.
Irwin went on to score 15 more points in the game. The Wildcats had a 42-27 lead at halftime and extended it to 25 points by the end of the third.
The game finished with a 75-47 score.
To see video on our website of the Logan reaching the milestone, click here.
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