Bobby Casey scored 18 points, including the 1,000th of his career Sunday, while leading Williams College to an 88-57 victory over Southern Vermont in the final game of the Williams Tip-Off Tournament in Williamstown, Mass.
The JB Hoops alum and Scranton Prep graduate went 5-for-11 from 3-point range. He also grabbed three rebounds and dished out three assists in 29 minutes.
Casey got started earlier, hitting a 3-pointer for the game’s first points.
Another 3-pointer, Casey’s third of the first half, got him to the 1,000 mark with 6:49 left in the half.
“I came here not really knowing what to expect,” Casey said, according to a story on the school website. “Williams is obviously a very historic program and I wanted to do my part.
“I never set that as a milestone, but it’s an honor to be part of that club.”
Casey is the 35th player in Williams history to reach the mark.
“If you look at the history of the program, we have been fortunate that when somebody leaves another guy will come in and step into their role,” Williams coach Kevin App said. “The fact that we have two other guys approaching the 1,000-point marker shows how much has been asked out of this senior class.”
Casey had 22 points and 10 rebounds in Saturday’s tournament and season opener, a 91-79 win over Salem State. He also had five 3-pointers in that win and is off to a 10-for-19 (52.6 percent) start from long range.
The 6-foot-3 senior guard was a first-team New England Small College Athletic Conference all-star and third-team All-Northeast selection, according to D3hoops.com last season when the Ephs went 23-6 and reached the second round of the National Collegiate Athletic Association Division III Tournament.
Casey averaged 15.3 points and hit 42.9 percent of his 3-point attempts as a junior.
Sunday’s effort leaves Casey with 1,010 points in 88 career games, including 48 starts. He scored 241 points as a freshman, 271 as a sophomore, 458 as a junior and 40 so far this season.