Hayesville junior Zach Cottrell scored his 1,000th career point in Friday’s 73-22 home win over Andrews.
Cottrell finished with a game-high 17 points for the Yellow Jackets (3-1, 2-0), while Grant Arencibia added 12 points and Braxton Cox had 11.
Cottrell is a former two-time Big Smoky Mountain Conference Player of the Year and led Hayesville to a share of last winter’s regular-season championship.
The 6-foot-5 guard holds scholarship offers from the basketball programs at Appalachian State, Charlotte, Mercer and Western Carolina.
Cottrell is the son of veteran Hayesville coach Michael Cottrell, who guided the Yellow Jackets to a NCHSAA 1-A championship in 2004. Michael Cottrell is the all-time leading scorer in Western North Carolina boys history with 2,503 points, a total he accumulated at now-defunct Cullowhee High from 1983 to 1987.