Easton’s Trask nets 1,000 points in Mars Hill

15 years ago
By Abigail Hunt  
Staff Writer

    Easton senior Bradley Trask put away his 1,000th point in Wednesday night’s game against the Central Aroostook Panthers, a feat that he was glad to accomplish. “It’s a relief. You know it’s coming and it’s not something many accomplish. The pressure can get in your way.”

    The game came to a halt after Trask made his shot in the first half as Easton coach Travis Carter and Trask’s family congratulated him. After the game, Coach Carter commented on the highlight. “I’ve been coaching Brad since he was in the fifth grade. It’s been pretty amazing,” said Carter, who has also witnessed previous players make this goal. “It shows how great they are and can be. It’s an honor to coach them.”
    Trask’s accomplishment was bittersweet, however, as the Bears took a 54-47 loss to the Panthers despite an impressive fourth quarter comeback.
    CAHS has been dominating in the past two weeks, accruing six long-awaited wins. In their first quarter against Easton, the Panthers led 15-9, then added another 14 points to their score while holding the Bears to only seven in the second. By the end of the third quarter, the Panthers had widened the gap to 20 points as Easton continued to fall behind 46-26. But the Easton Bears weren’t going down without a fight.
    As both teams moved into bonus, the game became a matter of accuracy from the free throw line. Easton was able to add 20 more points to their score before the end of the game, allowing the Panthers a mere eight. But Easton came alive too late, and the Panthers were able to maintain their lead for the final margin.
    Panther Manny Martinez kept at the basket, putting away 25 points as teammate Caleb Kelly added nine.
    Trask contributed 19 points for Easton including three effortless 3-point goals and Sam Bacon put in 11.
    The Bears played the Panthers in Easton last night.
    To the left, Trask (center), stands with his father Norman Trask (left) and Carter (right).


ImageStaff photo/Abigail Hunt