Milestones In Reach For Derek Jay

St. Marys' senior Derek Jay is climbing up the St. Marys Roughriders boys basketball program's scoring list and has a chance to reach a couple milestones in Friday's Western Buckeye League opener against Van Wert.
Sports Editor

St. Marys senior Derek Jay has a chance to make more history in the St. Marys Roughriders boys basketball program in Friday’s Western Buckeye League opener and the Roughriders’ home opener against Van Wert.

The 6-foot-3 senior moved into eighth place all-time in points in Saturday’s non-conference win against New Bremen. Jay passed Troy Crouch (MHS ’82 and Shawnee State basketball alum) with 946 points.

Jay enters Friday just five points behind John Kuenzel (MHS ’56 and Air Force football and baseball alum) for seventh place all-time in points in program history.

Currently, Jay is 17 points behind sixth place scorer Dean Cook (MHS ’51 and Ohio State basketball and football alum) and 54 points from becoming the fifth member of the St. Marys boys basketball program’s 1,000-point club, joining Mark Ashman, 1,194 (MHS ’96 and University of Dayton basketball Hall of Famer), Damon Goodwin, 1,190 (MHS ’82 and University of Dayton basketball Hall of Famer), Garet Fledderjohann, 1,111 (MHS ’13 ) and Adam Johns, 1,068 (MHS ’07 and Capital basketball alum).

Also a mark that could be broken on Friday is the number of 3-pointers made. Jay needs five 3-pointer to tie and six to break the school record for career 3-point field goals made (155) held by Garet Fledderjohann (MHS ’13 ).