Marathon boys basketball standout tallies 1,000th career point

Conor Holland reaches 1,000 Career Point Mark. (Photo Source: Marathon Athletic Booster Club)

Junior point guard Conor Holland scored his 1,000th career point in the Marathon varsity boys basketball team’s dominant 73-41 victory over Jefferson/Stamford in the first round of the Section IV Class D Tournament Wednesday evening.

Holland finished with 39 points in his effort for the Olympians.

“It was a really good experience,” Conor Holland said. “I was really excited and it was a great accomplishment for myself.”

Marathon coach Jim Holland, also Conor’s father, said he kept the impending milestone a secret from the community.

“Nobody knew,” Coach Holland said. “(Conor) isn’t about that (this type of achievement). (Conor) never asked me if he was close.”

Coach Holland said Conor’s achievement occurred “when everyone else on the team was scoring,” which “made it much more special.”

“Our team seemed to feed off of that after we had that little moment,” Conor Holland said. “We seemed to turn up the heat and go to work after that.”

The Olympians move on to the quarterfinal round to face 3rd-seeded Deposit/Hancock this Saturday at 6 p.m.