Isaiah Lewis Scores 1000th Career Point, Redhawks Defeat D'Youville 101-67 on Senior Night
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ROCHESTER, N.Y.--- The Roberts Wesleyan Men's Basketball team took down D'Youville 101-67 on Sunday afternoon from the Voller Athletic Center. But while the Redhawks pushed their record to 6-6 on the year, Isaiah Lewis hit a milestone.
The former Churchville-Chili Saint recorded his 1000th career point with 9:17 to go in the second half. But it has been a long-time coming for Lewis.
Last season, the 6'1", 170-pound guard had to redshirt because of an injury early on in the season. Postgame, Lewis said there were some setbacks in his injury recovery, but he is glad to be back on the court again.
"I struggled mentally with it because you come back from an injury, and you are rehabbing and constantly have in the back in your mind; am I going to get hurt again. There were a lot of days where I wanted to give up and be done with it, but when you have a good support system as I do, it's easier to overcome those challenges," Lewis said.
But there is more to the story than Lewis's 1000 points, as it has become a family affair. Isaiah's father Lawrence suited up for the Redhawks from 1985-1989, and Lewis's younger brother Eric is a sophomore on the team.
"It's a special night and special day, especially to be having my younger brother out there with me. That made it all the more special," Lewis said.
In the game itself, the Redhawks were on cruise control early. After scoring 59 points in Saturday's 100-69 win, Roberts picked up right where they left off with 55 points in the first half.
While Roberts shot 19-35 in the first half, their defensive stand was locked down. The Redhawks held the Saints to 11-32 shooting.
And the second half was a similar stanza, as the Redhawks forced 23 total turnovers and dominated with 48 points in the paint en route to the victory.
There was another senior recognized for Roberts Wesleyan in Reggie Clark. The former Greece Arcadia Trojan felt the energy all night, finishing with 16 points and five rebounds in the victory. The Section V star said postgame it was great to ball out in his hometown with the hard work he has put in.
"It's always nice to do it while still in my hometown. I put in a lot of work over the years, so to see it all come together, it has been cool to see," Clark said.
Other leading scorers for the Redhawks were Zecaree Veiga with 12 points and Ja'Kair Sanchez with 11 points and six rebounds.
The Redhawks move to 6-6 on the season and 4-4 in conference play. Roberts has two games remaining on their regular-season schedule next weekend against Molloy College.