WMC's Bernard Smith surpasses 1,000 career points

Warriors' senior scores 31 in win over North Muskegon
Tribune Staff
Feb 9, 2014

It took Western Michigan Christian star center Bernard Smith less than a quarter to toss in nine points to reach the 1,000 career point milestone on Saturday.

He didn’t stop there.

Smith went on to pour in 31 points and grab 15 rebounds, helping the host Warriors defeat North Muskegon, 65-60, in a non-league contest.

Smith, who is averaging about 25 points a game, had eight points when he took a pass from junior Riley Arkema late in the first quarter and scored.

"A lot of teams will double and triple team Bernard and having 1,000 points in your career will do that to you,” WMC coach Kyle Mastenbrook said. “He played very well for us in a physical game down there. I’m thankful he kept his cool.”

The game was stopped while Smith’s dad, Don Smith, presented his son with a special ball to commemorate the occasion.

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