Seiser reaches 1,000 points in Trojan loss

GOWRIE – Logan Seiser cemented his legacy as one of the best scorers ever to put on a Northeast Hamilton boys’ basketball uniform here Friday night, as he became one of just a select few ever to reach 1,000 career points in the Trojans’ 59-41 loss to Prairie Valley.

Seiser entered the contest needing 16 points to reach the milestone; he finished with 22 and put together his 21st double-double of the season with 14 rebounds.

“It’s a huge accomplishment, especially when every (opponent) threw everything they had at him,” NEH head coach and proud dad John Seiser said.

Logan Seiser finished the regular season averaging 24 points and 12.3 rebounds per game. He ranks fifth and eighth, respectively, in Class 1A.

Prairie Valley (5-14) took command with a 22-7 second-quarter run. Ahead 29-16 at the break, the Warriors upped their cushion to 20 points, 45-25, after three quarters.

Conner Conrad and Dakota Jaeschke both scored 19 points in the win.

Nick Jeffers contributed seven points and three assists for the Trojans (7-14). Hunter Dilley chipped in five points and three steals.

NEH will open up 1A district play on Thursday in Ackley against North Butler (10-8) at 6:30 p.m.

“They’re a well-balanced team and they play good competition, so we’ll have to be ready,” John Seiser said.