KEENE, N.H. 3/3/05 - The 7:11 mark of the second half proved lucky for Keene State College's Sean Sullivan on Wednesday night. Playing in a first round ECAC Division III Tournament game against Colby-Sawyer College, the junior forward from Athol, Mass., sank two free throws at the time to give him 1,000-points for his career.
With a year remaining, Sullivan, who became the 25th KSC men's basketball player to reach the milestone, should move high on the school's all-time scoring list.
Appreciative of the accomplishment, Sullivan also praised his teammates for helping him attain the notable plateau. "It's a great feeling, but I'd like to give half of the award to my teammates," said Sullivan, who became just the fourth Owl player to reach the coveted milestone as a junior. "Coach (Rob) Colbert is always stressing to look down low to the big guy. Without them I wouldn't have been able to get so many points in a short time."
"I'm very happy for Sean," said Colbert, KSC's sixth-year coach. "He's worked very hard on his game and deserves all the accolades. 'Sully' is our horse. He's the guy we're going to rely on to bring us back into the Little East Conference title hunt next year."
Sullivan, who scored a career-high 29 points in an earlier game against UMass-Dartmouth, was named to the All-LEC first team.
Keene State, which lost to Colby-Sawyer 89-61, concluded its season with a 15-11 record.