Shooting for more |

Shooting for more

Jordyn Reed
Updated: January 09, 2020 04:02 AM
Created: January 08, 2020 10:37 PM

(ABC 6 News ) - The all-time boys scoring record of 1,276 for Grand Meadow basketball stood for 22 years.

That's until junior Colt Landers took the hardwood last Friday.

"I would say that's always been a goal of mine," Landers said on breaking the record. "Ever since I was young."

Eyeing the record for several years, it finally happened during the Superlarks' game against the Hayfield Vikings.

"It was a tip around ball, just got a random rebound and I just put it up," Landers reflected on his record shot. "It's a little different way of scoring it. It was nice in the moment. The away team, the home team were all up cheering me on. It felt good and I don't know it's just a different feeling to be remembered as the top-scorer."

Letting it sink in, Landers turned to his team and the coaches to celebrate.

"It's just fun to see a young athlete set their goals, set them high then when they reach them, it was a team first attitude," Superlarks Head Coach Dakotah Rostad said. "[It wasn't] just a, 'I did it by myself.' He thanked his teammates, he thanked his coaches and it was just a very proud moment."

Landers is only a junior, but has already achieved a lot. Last season, he earned his 1000th career point, then this year he broke the boys scoring record. So, what's next?

"Going for my sister's [record]," Landers said. "I mean I think I can get it by the end of the season easily but just need to see how it plays out."

Rio Landers racked up almost 1,500 points as a Superlark, a career mark that Colt is inching toward.

"You know when you see your older siblings accomplish things and do well in their extra curricular [activities] that sets the bar high when you go back home at the family table," Rostad said about Landers' drive. "Boys record was here, now his sister's record, and everything beyond that is going to be something new for him to set."

Well, he has his eyes already set on his next goal and has a plan to get there.

"Next year, I want to break two thousand points and I want to go for the all-time record for scoring."

Before that happens though, he and his team are focusing on this season. 

"I think we can go to state," Landers said. "The section is open, there's a lot of teams that can go to state and it seems wide open, [but] state's the goal."

Right now, the Superlarks boast a 9-3 record with Colt leading the team in average points per game with almost 21. With the Superlarks pushing for state, they will look to the junior center to help lead the way. 

"[He's] been doing a great job of lifting his teammates up, bringing them with him and just setting a good example," Rostad said about Landers' demeanor and leadership. "Ultimately, he wants the team to succeed and he wants to win. He said, 'If I have to score five points for us to win and maybe not even play the whole game that's what I'll do."

Landers and the Superlarks host the Blooming Prairie Awesome Blossoms on Thursday. Tip-off set for 7:15 p.m. in Grand Meadow.

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