Franklin senior guard Luke Kennard reached 2,000 career points in the first half the Wildcats’ game at Edgewood Tuesday night.
Kennard, a Duke signee, had 33 points and 15 rebounds for the night as Franklin defeated Edgewood 91-44.
With Kennard in the lineup, Franklin hasn’t lost to an Ohio team in the regular season since Springboro 66-52 on Jan. 5, 2013.
He has 2,014 career points for Franklin (3-0) entering Friday’s game at Bellbrook.
Kennard made the milestone with the second of two free throws after being after being fouled in the second quarter. That gave him 19 points for the night and a 43-18 lead for Franklin.
The previous play he had a dunk to give him 17 points for the night.
Franklin led Edgewood 47-20 at halftime.
Kennard entered Tuesday averaging 35.5 points through the first two games.
In fact, Kennard had scored under 31 points only twice in the past 25 games which included his entire junior season. The most recent time he scored under 31 points was Feb. 24 against Alter when he had 26.
Kennard had 38 points, nine assists, seven rebounds and three steals in the season opener Dec. 9 in a 109-43 win over visiting Talawanda.
Kennard had 33 points, nine rebounds and nine assists in a 74-42 win over visiting Valley View Dec. 15.
Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski was in attendance and took a photo with Kennard and Franklin coach Brian Bales after the game.
Kennard is the reigning Associated Press Ohio Mr. Basketball. Kennard has an opportunity to be the sixth player to win Mr. Basketball at least twice since the award began in 1988.
Kennard entered the season with 1,910 career points. He scored 920 points his junior season, which is listed as No. 12 on the Ohio High School Athletic Association’s statewide list for most points in a single season.
The minimum amount on the OHSAA most career points list is 2,200.
Great team win tonight ! So blessed to be a part of the 2000 point club!🙏🏀
— Luke kennard (@Luke_kennard10) December 17, 2014