There are many intangibles that lead to becoming a good basketball player.
Consistency, however, may rank at the top. From the NBA to the parochial leagues, the best players possess, among other things, consistency.
But how does one measure consistency?
Well, a good milestone to judge upon in high school is the 1,000-point marker.
Wether you get it through an array of 3-pointers like Shadyside’s Karli Bonar, or during a tough overtime loss like Martin’s Ferry’s Jessica Kinney, 1,000 points is 1,000 points.
However, if you’re St. Clairsville’s Dan Monteroso, a simple grand isn’t good enough, you need two.
That’s exactly what the multi-sport standout did as the senior surpassed 2,000 points in his final year.
Other’s that accomplished the 1,000 point feat are Wheeling Park’s Emily Puskarich and Haley Robb, John Marshall’s Kylie Howard, Wheeling Central’s Emily Bucon and Colleen McCormick, Linsly’s Anthony Wallace, Magnolia’s Mark Winters, Shadyside’s Hayley Holenka, Union Local’s Jacob Bailey and Beallsville’s Teryn Jarrett.
These players have had ‘grand’ careers.
The 25-Point Club
Angela Staffileno, Brooke: The sophomore put up 26 points in a loss to John Marshall.
Cody Schau, Martins Ferry: Schau finished with a game-high 28 points in a victory against Union Local.
Dan Monteroso, St. Clairsville: Scored 31 points, including the game-winner after his own steal, in an overtime victory against Cambridge.
Dylan Romine, Tyler Consolidated: Scored 27 points as the Silver Knights defeated Ravenswood.
The Downtown Ace
Marissa Tucker, Wheeling Park: Tucker hit four 3-pointers in a victory against Wheeling Central.
Teryn Jarrett, Beallsville: Jarrett drained five 3s in a loss to Cameron.
Joel Mott, East Richland Christian: Mott put in four 3s in a loss to Valley.
James Carnes, Madonna: Carnes fired in five 3-pointers in a loss to Bridgeport.
Emily Puskarich, Haley Robb, Wheeling Park: Both Patriots hit five 3s each in a loss to Indian Creek.
Chase Harler: Wheeling Central: Harler hit four 3-pointers in a loss to Winfield.
The Offensive Explosion
Mark Walker, Cameron: The Dragon drained five 3-pointer on the way to a game-high 32 points in a victory against Paden City.
Emily Bucon, Wheeling Central: Bucon hit five 3s on her way to a game-high 25 points in a victory against Linsly.