Ford becomes 8th Warren County player to hit 1k mark

Two nights after beating rival Skyline High School, Warren County senior Cam Ford become the Wildcats eighth all-time 1,000-point scorer in a 70- 55 loss at home to Central.

Ford, who came into the game needing six points to join the 1,000-point club, scored 14 points in the loss, passed the milestone late in the second quarter with a 3-point shot from the wing.

“It was a great feeling,” Ford said, who missed 12 of his first 13 shots in the game. “Everybody on my team and in the stands made it a great moment. I’m proud to be
a Wildcat.” Ford is the first boys player to reach the plateau since Jesse Henry in 2006 and joins other 1,000-point club players, Burrell Brooks, Mike Love, Tyson Brooks, Robbie Moose, P.J. Tanks and Donte Murphy.

Alesha Adams in 2013 was the last Warren County player to score 1,000 points as a member of the Lady Wildcats.

“Cam is an incredible player and he has the utmost respect from his teammates,” Warren County coach Tony Clark said. “It was a huge night for a well-deserving kid, who joins an elite fraternity of 1,000 point scorers in Wildcat history.”

Clark admitted that the Wildcats were perhaps a bit too focused on getting Ford to 1,000 points early in the game, noting, “Mack (Brendan McMackin) passed up an uncontested lay-up to pass the ball out to Cam for a three. Their focus early on to get him the six points he needed threw us completely out of rhythm offensively.”

Despite being out of sync, War- ren trailed just 31-29 at the half.

McMackin, who scored 21 points and junior R.J. Keeney with 16 points, kept the Wildcats close in the half.

The difference in the game came in the third quarter as the Falcons started the half with 10 straight points and the Wildcats couldn’t recover.

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