Michaelis Scores 1,000 Career Point in Spartans Win

Nov 22, 2013 | J.Crane


KENOSHA, WISCONSIN - The University of Dubuque Men's Basketball team advanced to the Championship Game of the Carthage College Classic on Friday night with a 79-76 victory against Benedictine (Ill.). Spartans senior Mitch Michaelis (LeClaire, Iowa/Pleasant Valley) became the 20th Men's Basketball player with 1,000 Career Points with 14 first half points. The second half was all Andre Norris (Plainfield, Ill./Plainfield Central) as he scored 20 of his career high 27 points in the final 20 minutes. Dubuque moved to 4-0 on the year. 

The Spartans took control of the game at the 10:39 mark of the second half as UD went on a 17-4 run over the next seven minutes. The run started and finished with Gage Heffernan (Dubuque, Iowa/Hempstead) going 2-2 from the free throw line. In between, Norris scored six of his 20 second half points.  Heffernan finished with eight points (8-8 from the free throw line) and five rebounds.

   1,000 Point Scorers   
1.  Tim Lundquist   1927  
2.  Nick Thomas 1894
3.  Dave Crawford 1868
4.  Bob Finnegan 1758
5.  Tyler Daugherty    1724
6.  Taylor Blum 1567
7.  Damon Rogers 1556
8.  Todd Millon 1469
9.  Roland McCorkle 1356
 10.   Dave Kuehl 1347
11.  Dick Yapp 1325
12.  Brian Isbell 1264
13.  Paul Kritz 1175
14.  Ed Sudlow 1172
15.  Paul Brown 1167
16.  Bill Reid 1154
17.  Bryan Dunn 1117
18.  Jeremy Putman 1088
19.  Dan Lock 1004
20.  Mitch Michaelis 1001

The Spartans trailed Benedictine 36-32 at the half before Norris scored eight points in the first five minutes of the second half with four free throws, a layup, and a dunk. Norris scored a game high 27 points on 10-14 shooting from the field and pulled down nine rebounds in 28 minutes of action. 

Brandon Ferguson (Gurnee, Ill./Warren Township) continued his strong play off the bench with 12 points and eight rebounds in 20 minutes. 

Michaelis finished the first half 4-4 from three-point range while scoring 14 points. His three-pointer with 1:26 left in the half pushed his career point total to 1,001 becoming the 20th Spartans to hit the 1,000 point milestone. 

UD finished with a 18-9 advantage in points off turnovers and outscored Benedictine 36-22 on points in the paint. The game had a dramatic ending with Benedictine hitting a three with two seconds left to pull within three. The Eagles then stole in inbound pass near midcourt and launched a three at the buzzer that nearly went in. 

UP NEXT: The Spartans will play in the Championship Game of the Carthage Classic on Saturday, November 23rd at 3:00 pm versus the hosts from Carthage. 
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