Sacred Heart’s Colten Nelson Rewrites the Record Books

MT. PLEASANT – It’s a big accomplishment for high school basketball players to hit the 1,000 point mark, but it’s even more fun when siblings do it in the same year.

Mt. Pleasant Sacred Heart’s Colten Nelson surpassed 1,000 points in his second game of the season.

He scored 45 points in three quarters against Coleman to help the Irish win 90-63.

One of his triplets, Scout, also scored her 1,000th career point this season.

“I had a tough first game. I only had ten points, so the second game I need 40 to get that 1,000th. Scout was only five away from her next game, so I had to beat her to it and I had 45 in that game in three quarters, so it was more of a little sibling rivalry than anything,” said Colten.

The Nelsons grew up on campus at Central Michigan University.

“It’s been really cool growing up in the residence hall. I’ve basically been a college student since day one. I’ve eaten in the cafeteria my whole entire life. It really helped me mature quicker,” said Colten.

So far this season, the Sacred Heart boys are 9-6.

They’re second in the Mid-State Activities Conference with an 8-3 conference record.

“We’ve really had our ups and downs. If we figure ourselves out by March, we could definitely make a big run,” said Colten.

Next up for the Irish, they host Vestaburg Tuesday, Feb. 19.

Categories: Boys Basketball