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Madison Central's Dominique Hawkins reaches 2,000 career points

Dominique Hawkins became Madison Central High School’s all-time leading scorer recently at the Chick-fil-A Classic in Charleston, W.Va. The moment passed without Hawkins even realizing what he had accomplished. And that’s just what the Madison Central coaching staff had planned.

With another major milestone within striking distance, they wanted the standout senior to be honored at home in front of his family and friends.

“We tried to keep it a secret,” Central coach Allen Feldhaus said. “We knew he broke it last week and we wanted to wait and try to catch him off guard. That was pretty neat.”

Hawkins scored his 2,000th career point Saturday as the Indians rolled to an easy win in Richmond over Conner, 66-51. The senior needed 12 points to reach the milestone. He finished with a team-best 14 points and also had six rebounds and three assists.

Hawkins reached 2,000 on a three pointer with just more than six minutes left in the fourth quarter.

The senior was once again totally unaware of his monumental accomplishment until play was stopped and he was presented a commemorative ball marking his historic accomplishment by Feldhaus and principal Elmer Thomas.

“I thought there was a foul or something,” Hawkins said of the on-court ceremony. “I had no idea.”

Hawkins is the first boys player to reach 2,000 points at Madison Central. He passed Aaron Morris (1,980) on the all-time scoring list last Saturday as the Indians defeated South Charleston (W.Va.).

Olivia Terry (2000-2004) is the highest-scoring girls player in school history with 2,467 points.

“I’m just blessed to be able to score 2,000 points and play with a great team and to have an incredible coach,” Hawkins said.

To read more local sports, please visit the Richmond Register online edition. Article by Nathan Hutchinson of the Richmond Register.

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