Posted On: 01/11/19 6:56 PM
Entering Thursday night’s game against Erie, Holy Family senior Tanner Baird needed 27 points to reach 1,000 for his career and senior teammate Kyle Helbig needed 18.
The odds that both players’ parallel careers would result in them reaching such an impressive career accomplishment in the same game were extremely low. But it happened anyway.
Late in the fourth quarter of a 72-52 win for the Tigers, both Baird and Helbig hit the career milestone within minutes of one another. Helbig, who will play football for Colorado State University next year, finished with 19 points and Baird scored a game-high 27.
Baird, one of the top recruits in Colorado who remains unsigned, shot 59 percent (10 for 17) from the floor,