Bishop Stang’s Declan Markey nets 1,000th point

Feb 5, 2021

Bishop Stang senior Declan Markey can now add his name to a very exclusive list at the school. On Feb. 5, the Dartmouth resident scored his 1,000th point for the Spartan basketball team, becoming the 13th player to do so in the school’s history.

“It’s kind of like a dream,” he said. “But it’s nice to finally get this out of the way and get it off my back.” 

Heading into the matchup against Brockton’s Cardinal Spellman High School, Markey only needed nine points to reach the milestone. 

By the second quarter, he etched his name in Spartan history.

When the team captain scored his 1,000th point after a quick shot in the paint, the bench erupted in cheers and quickly joined him on the court to celebrate before heading back to the action.

“He deserves it all,” Stang Head Coach Colbey Santos said of his captain. “One of the best guys I’ve ever coached.”

The 1,000th point milestone did bring a positive end to the Feb. 5 game, which ended in a 54-51 buzzer-beater loss to Cardinal Spellman. 

“It’s a tough way to end a night like this,” Santos said. “But that’s just how the ball bounces sometimes.” 

The Spartans lost to Arlington High School 51-41 on Saturday and returned to the home court on Wednesday to host Bishop Feehan.