Three senior Montezuma basketball players have reached milestones in their prep careers. Trey Shearer, left, reached the 2000-point scoring plateau while Elise Boulton, middle, and Cole Watts, right, both reached the 1000-point scoring mark last month.
by J.O. Parker
Three senior Montezuma basketball players welcomed in the new year by reaching milestones in their prep careers.
Elise Boulton and Cole Watts have both reached the 1000-point scoring plateau, while Trey Shearer, who currently leads the state in the scoring in all classes, reached the 2000-point mark in a road game against Belle Plaine on Jan. 12. Shearer is the 42nd Iowa high school basketball player to reach the 2000-point scoring milestone.
Watts hit the 1000-point mark on the road at English Valleys on Jan. 5, while Boulton hit the scoring mark on her home court in a game against Iowa Valley on Jan. 8.
Boulton is only the second Montezuma player to reach the 1000-point plateau since the school switched to 5-on-5 basketball beginning with the 1993-94 season. Shateah Wettering, who currently plays for the Iowa Hawkeyes, was the only other Bravette to reach the 1000-point milestone, doing so last year.
“Hitting 1000 points was never really a goal on my radar until I realized how close I was,” said Boulton, who will be attending Simpson College in the fall to play basketball for the Storm. “I think that’s what made it more special - I was more focused on the good of the team rather than personal goals. I obviously couldn’t have done it without my amazing coaches, family, and teammates both past and present. I am so honored, but I feel even more pride in being a Bravette.”
“I think it is a huge accomplishment to be a part of a select group of people who have also had the opportunity do to the same,” added Watts, who will continue his basketball career with the Simpson College Storm in the fall.
“Two thousand points is something I am extremely proud of, but also very thankful for,” said Shearer. “I would not have reached this milestone without the amazing support from the community of Montezuma, my teammates and coaches over the past four years, and my family.”
Shearer will attend Truman State in Kirksville, Mo. in the fall where he will play basketball for the Bulldogs.