Tabor Bluejay Lance Carter put an emphatic exclamation point on his pursuit of the men’s basketball career scoring record Monday, putting down a slam in transition against Bethel to surpass former record holder Jesse Herrman.
Carter scored 21 points in the Bluejays’ 75-61 win, giving him 1,597 points with opportunity in 10 remaining regular season games and postseason play to drive his total higher.
Herrman, who played for Tabor from 1992 to 1995, formerly held the record with 1,593 points.
It was the 11th consecutive win for the KCAC-leading, 23rd-ranked Bluejays.
“Bethel made a nice run mid-way through the second half,” coach Micah Ratzlaff said. “Lance, along with several others, were very determined the last 8 or 9 minutes. He has been on a roll lately. It was exciting for all of us to be a part of seeing the scoring record broken.”
Carter began his career at Tabor as a freshman during the 2013-14 season. He has helped lead the Bluejays to two KCAC titles, two KCAC tournament titles, and three consecutive trips to the NAIA Division II national tournament. He also is Tabor’s career assist leader and is seventh in career rebounding.
Carter will be honored tonight prior to tipoff of the Sterling game at 8 p.m. at Tabor.