Boyne Falls’ Matelski etches name in state record books

BOYNE FALLS – With a 38-point performance in Boyne Falls’ 81-19 win over Harbor Light Monday night, senior Marcus Matelski etched his name in the state record books.

The 38 points pushed Matelski past the 2,000 career point mark and ranks him 32nd in MHSAA boys basketball scoring history with 2,022 points.

"It was a dream come true. I mean, it felt out of this world,” Matelski said. “I knew 1,000 I could achieve, but 2,000 was just unheard of at that moment. I never knew I was that close until today.”

Matelski’s historical night came two weeks after the senior broke the school record for points scored in game, scoring 44 in a 79-27 win over Alba on Jan. 7, surpassing the previous record (43) held by current head coach Tim Smith.

"He’s a kid that has a tremendous work ethic,” Smith said. He has made himself the player that he is. It’s not anything that I’ve done, or anyone else has done. Marcus has made himself a player.

"I’m proud of Marcus for who he is. It wouldn’t matter if Marcus scored two points or 2,000 points. He is really one of the reasons that you coach high school kids. He’s a kid that gives you maximum effort and that puts his best into it, every game. He’s a great teammate and a great leader and is going to be really successful in whatever he does in his life."