NORTH JUDSON — Zoe Bauer said he wasn’t even thinking about the scoring record. The Culver senior preferred to take a back seat to the Cavaliers’ front line Tuesday.
In the end, he got the record anyway.
After putting up 10 points in the opening frame to push his team to a 15-10 lead at the quarter break, Bauer was mostly quiet in the second and third frames, dishing out six assists as the Cavaliers pounded the ball in the paint to take a double digit lead at the half and build to a 36-24 advantage headed into the final frame.
When Culver needed him again, Bauer came to the rescue with another 11 points to hold off the Comets in the fourth quarter. His 21 points put him two points past Kody Snyder on Culver’s all-time scoring list with 1,157, as the Cavs claimed a 53-42 win at the North Judson Winning Edge Holiday Basketball Tournament.
“At the end of my freshman year they told me how they thought I could probably if I continued to develop as a good player, break it, and ever since it’s not really been on my mind, but it feels good,” said Bauer. “I’ve got to thank my teammates. That’s what I really want to do. (Larry) Clingler and (A.J.) Neace, they’ve been with me ever since I was a fifth grader and without them I really don’t think I would have it.
“We’ve got Micah Budzinski, he’s 6-5. That’s all day. I know that; I know the game plan is get them the ball. I’ve got my time, they’ve got their time. Six-five versus six foot, you can’t ignore that.”