DEER ISLE — After a wait of more than two weeks, a Deer Isle-Stonington senior will finally get his shot at one of high school basketball’s biggest feats.
Myles Brown will go for his 1,000th career point when the Mariners play on the road against Bucksport at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 4. The game will be the first in 16 days for Deer Isle-Stonington, which is back in action after a slew of postponements due to COVID-19 exposure in the school community and a resulting one-week switch to remote learning.
Brown currently sits on 992 career points for the 1-0 Mariners. The senior moved within touching distance of the 1,000-point mark on Jan. 19 as he produced a 28-point effort in Deer Isle-Stonington’s 58-50 win over Bucksport in Deer Isle.
A year ago, Brown averaged a Hancock County-best 22.6 points per game as the Mariners went 13-7 and reached the regional semifinals for the first time since 2012. His top efforts last season included a 24-point, 11-rebound, 11-assist triple-double against Greenville and a 32-point, seven-rebound performance against Islesboro.
Deer Isle-Stonington is also scheduled to host Searsport at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 8. That game has been rescheduled from its initial date of Jan. 27.
Update: Thursday’s game between Deer Isle-Stonington and Bucksport has been canceled. Brown will go for his 1,000th point Monday against Searsport.