Five Star Performer - Connor Creech

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HASTINGS, Neb. (KSNB) - Last Saturday, Jan. 4 against Scottsbluff in the GNAC conference final, Connor Creech broke the all-time scoring record for Hastings High. Creech broke Michael Etzelmiller's record of 971 points. Etzelmiller graduated back in 2004.

"It just feels good. You know I've look at that record ever since I was a sixth grader," Connor said. "When my dad took the job I wanted to break it. So when I finally got it. I just want to bury it now."

"I thought it would be sometime after Christmas," Hastings Boys basketball Coach Lance Creech said. "I didn't have any idea it would be during the conference tournament. So, to win a conference championship and to have that accomplishment for him on an individual basis as far as the scoring record was kind of a special day."

For the Creech's, basketball runs in the family and for as long as Connor can remember he has been playing basketball at the gym.

"It runs a ton, I mean [Lance] been around it. I mean he brought me to practices when I was four or five years old," Connor said. "I've been around it my whole life. Just been in the gym. I can't imagine doing anything else it's just what I want to do and I know I can get to where I want to be out there."

"It's been a life something these boys have grown up with since they were real little and I was coaching at Hastings College," Lance said. "There wasn't a lot of dad and boy time because I was on the road. That was the biggest decision for me to step away from that scenario seven years ago to be a better dad and to spend more time with my kids."

Connor is closing in on 1,000 career points and with the bulk of the schedule still looming, he has a lot of time left to pad his stats.

Next game for Hastings is this Friday, Jan. 10 at home against Mount Michael Benedictine.