Sunday, April 21, 2024

Wulf scores 1,068 career basketball points despite COVID

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BREWSTER – Senior basketball standout Brady Wulf cleared the COVID-19 hurdle to join the elite rank of Bears’ players who have scored 1,000 or more points in their high school career. The pandemic that cancelled much of the 2020-2021 basketball season was more effective than the best opposing defense at holding Wulf to only 50 points scored in an abbreviated eight game schedule,

Despite that first-year setback, Brady made up for it during his remaining three years to end his high school career with 1,068 points.

  • 21-22 – 233 points, 27games
    • 22-23 – 313 points, 28games
    • 23-24 – 472 points, 24 games
    Total:   1,068 points, 87games

It turns out that Wulf could have been benched for his entire first year and still reached the 1,000-point threshold with 18 points to spare. Head coach Michael Taylor presented Wulf with a commemorative ball at the basketball awards ceremony in the high school commons last week. 

Wulf is the first Bears’ player to score 1,000 points since 2019-20 when senior Corey Jarrell and the late Cade Gebbers passed the coveted milestone.

Jarrell cleared the mark late in the season in a game against Tonasket.

At the end of an outstanding junior year, Gebbers punctuated his game-high 34-point performance in Brewster’s state championship win over Life Christian Academy to score his 1,000th career point. Gebbers averaged 20.7 points per game in 2019-20 and earned 2B Player of the Year honors. 

Over the years since 1977, 30 Brewster Bears have made the list of 1,000-point players. Former boys’ basketball head coach Tim Taylor compiled a roster of both boys and girls standouts. In order of point totals, they include:

Boys 1,000 Points

2004 David Pendergraft 2,311

1977 Dale Smith 2,302

1985 Mike Boesel 2,021

1999 Johnny Gebbers 1,906

2006 Michael Taylor 1,683

1977 Roger Boesel 1,596

2014 Easton Driessen 1,572

1989 Bryan Boesel 1,500

2016 Josh Hammons 1,371

2016 Timbo Taylor 1,325

2019 Joe Taylor 1,274

2011 Stockton Taylor 1,258

1992 Jerrod Riggan 1.139

1980 Eric Driessen 1,132

2009 Wade Gebbers 1,123

2020 Corey Jarrell 1,088

2017 Edgar Najera 1,086

2005 Hawkins Gebbers 1,077

2024    Brady Wulf 1,068

2010 Eli Driessen 1,065

2020 Cade Gebbers 1,000+

Girls 1,000 Points

2003 Jeni Boesel 2,728

2007 Kayla Evans 2,164

2014 Chandler Smith 2,149

2013 Becky Mae Taylor 1,420

1991 Jennifer Riggan 1,420

1984 Pam Tradeup 1,272

2005 Kaylan Crane 1,252

2003 Rachel Crane 1,230

1990 Kristy Brown 1,076

Mike Maltais: 360-333-8483 or michael@ward.media



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