With his 24-point effort in Berwick Academy’s 60-32 win over Landmark on Wednesday night, senior guard Harry Rafferty became the school’s all-time leading scorer.
Rafferty broke the record of 1,394, set by John Fagan in 2003, at the 13:35 mark of the second half with his 15th and 16th points of the night. The school record now is 1,404 points, which Rafferty will look to increase as the season progresses.
Rafferty knew the record was in reach for the road game and had his parents, brother, sister, aunt, and grandmother in attendance, according to Berwick Academy coach Rory Early.
“It was no surprise,” Early said.
The school will recognize Rafferty’s achievement by having his name added to a plaque with the school’s other 1,000-point scorers, according to Early.
“Harry is just a tremendous competitor, he has worked his behind off,” Early said. “I have watched him mature from a young boy to a young man.”
Rafferty is the reigning Eastern Independent League MVP.
“He has been nothing short (of an MVP),” Early said. “He represents the league with class and character.”
Early is in his second season guiding the Bulldogs and credits Rafferty with making his transition to head coach seamless.
“He’s a tremendous student of the game,” Early said. “I’m a fortunate coach to be able to have someone like that who makes my job so much easier.”
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