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Woods hits 1,000-point mark

Thursday, February 16, 2012

A grand occasion. Monett junior Kyle Woods scored his 1,000th career point against Seneca last Friday night. Pictured above, from left, are: Ron and Trish Markussen, Woods' parents, and Monett basketball coach Ty Goetz. [Times Photo by Jared Lankford]
Monett junior Kyle Woods recently scored his 1,000 career point. For Woods, reaching the milestone has been a relief.

"It feels awesome, kind of like a load has been lifted off my shoulders," said Woods. "Getting to the record was definitely a goal of mine. Now I can focus on the other aspects of my game."

Woods stated that he's always had a love for all things basketball and wouldn't have gotten to the 1,000 point mark without a supporting cast.

"There is nothing about the game I don't like," said Woods. "Even though I scored the points, it wouldn't have been possible without my teammates and Coach Goetz putting me in situations where I could succeed."

Woods scored 268 points as a freshman and 366 as a sophomore. This year, Woods has 390 points and is averaging 15.6 points and 6.1 rebounds per game.

"Scoring 1,000 points is a huge accomplishment," said Goetz. "When you do it in your junior year it is even more special. I am proud of Kyle and proud of our team for helping him achieve this."

Even though graduation is still a year away, Woods has aspirations of continuing his education and playing in college. Woods would like to attend Missouri State University, Missouri Southern State University, Southwest Baptist University or Evangel University and major in physical therapy.

"The best advice I could offer any player is to always give 100 percent," said Woods. "You never know when that extra ounce of energy will pay off during a game."

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