Brower hits career goal, 1,000 mark
ESCANABA — Terry Brower is having quite the senior season for the Mid Peninsula boys’ basketball team.
He is coming off a game Friday against North Dickinson where he scored a career -high 42 points and Tuesday he surpassed 1,000 career points.
“It was a big milestone and it was something I always wanted to do,” said Brower. “It made me happy is the best way to describe it.”
Brower completed the milestone by scoring 26 points Tuesday in a 54-52 win over Superior Central. He need 14 points before Tuesday and now has 1,012 career points.
“He did it in pretty good fashion,” said Mid Pen coach Mark Branstrom. “He came out there just like he did the other night where he had 42 and he was smooth and we needed the shots to go in. It didn’t seem like there was any pressure on him whatsoever. He had a real good night as did the team.”
It was a very special moment for Brower who made this a goal of his before he was even in high school.
“I was a manager for the varsity team in the fifth grade and I watched Brett Branstrom do it,” said Brower. “It became a big goal for me to do the same thing and join the same club.”
Brower has been a bright spot for the Wolverines, who are 2-8 this season while only fielding a seven-man team.
“He’s played for me since he was a freshman and he’s been dependable throughout the years,” said coach Branstrom. “He’s always been a scorer and has always been a passer. This year he’s been everything. He’s played extremely well.”
Brower has been working toward this milestone his entire high school career and it wasn’t too long ago where he felt his goal was attainable.
“I felt like the middle of my junior year I realized I was around 200 points away,” said Brower. “Coming into this season I knew I was getting close so I felt like I could do it that’s for sure.”