St.Clairsville High School senior Dan Monteroso joined a short and exclusive list on Sunday afternoon, when the 6-3 guard scored 24 points, and joined the 2,000-point club.
The Red Devils were beaten by Cleveland St.Ignatius 75-56 at Walsh University in Canton, in the weekend-long, Dunk 4 Diabetes Shootout.
St.Clairsville senior Adam Jefries added 11 points, point guard Riley Carlton had eight, Jerrid Marhefka added seven. Ignatius was led by Francisco Santiago's 23 points, and Derek Sloan's 18.
Monteroso, the school's all-time leading scorer needed 15 points for the milestone, which has only been accomplished by less than 20 athletes in Ohio Valley Athletic Conference history. He cashed in his 2,000th career point at the free throw line, late in the third quarter.
Monteroso is the first boy since Bellaire's Nate Davis (2006, 2,562 career points), and Magnolia's Ted Talkington (2004, 2,034 career points) to surpass 2,000 points. Former Steubenville Big Red great Liz Repella is the last girl to score 2,000 points, when she finished her brilliant career in 2007 with 2,065 points.
Monteroso has a shot at the OVAC's all time scoring leader Geno Ford of Cambridge, who scored 2,680 points in his career. Davis is second on the list.