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By staff writer
Hermann senior Craig Winkelmann scored the 1,000th point of his basketball career, and the Bearcats blew past Russellville, 58-34, in the seventh place game of the 46th annual South Callaway Tournament on Friday night.
Winkelmann needed 26 points to reach the 1,000-point milestone, and that’s what he finished with as the Bearcats broke a three-game slide. His sister, Shelby, is Hermann’s all-time leading girls scorer with 3,226 career points. She’s now playing at the University of Central Missouri.
Hermann, playing against its former head coach, Tim Winkel, took its first lead of the game at 9-8 when Winkelmann buried the first of his seven 3-point baskets. The Bearcats never trailed after that and led 11-8 at the quarter when 6-6 junior Josh Oetterer scored in the paint.
Then Winkelmann fueled a big third quarter for the Bearcats when he scored nine of his team’s 17 points to push the lead to 43-25.
Winkelmann hit the 1,000-point mark when he scored a reverse left-handed driving layup with 2:31 left in the game. After Hermann’s next basket, they stopped the game and the 6-foot guard presented the ball to his parents, Lynn and Paul Winkelmann.