Dearborn eclipses 1,000 points

Blue Ridge’s Sawyer Dearborn throws up a three-pointer as he’s fouled by Elk Lake’s Matt Woolcock. The shot sank, as did the ensuing free throw to secure Dearborn’s 1,000th point as a Raider at Elk Lake on Tuesday night. STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN WOODRUFF

Blue Ridge senior Sawyer Dearborn picked up his 1,000th career point in a Raider varsity uniform in a loss to Elk Lake on Tuesday.

Dearborn scored a game-high 25 points in the game and reached the milestone as part of a four-point play.

Early in the third quarter, Dearborn knocked down a three pointer as he was fouled by an Elk Lake opponent and then sunk the ensuing foul shot.

Blue Ridge’s Sawyer Dearborn, right, score his 1,000th career point at Elk Lake on Tuesday. There to congratulate him was head coach Brian Woodruff, left. STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN WOODRUFF

In the three games before Tuesday’s matchup with Elk Lake, Dearborn amassed 113 points in just three games to quickly approach the milestone.

His success on the floor helped the Raider’s earn wins in their first two league games against Montrose and Mountain View.

He becomes the first Raider to hit 1,000 points since his sister Jocelyn Dearborn hit the milestone in 2006.

Dearborn currently plans on attending Misericordia University next fall to compete for the NCAA Division III Cougars while studying to be a physician’s assistant.

Blue Ridge senior Sawyer Dearborn, middle, scored his 1,000th career point in a game against Elk Lake in Dimock on Tuesday night. There to celebrate with him are, from left, his sister Kaitchen, mom Corina, dad Mark, and sister Jocelyn. STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN WOODRUFF