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One for the record books


Palmerino nets 1,000th for Bay Path squad



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Scott Palmerino hugs his mother, Karen, during Senior Night activities before the Bay Path-Valley Tech boys’ basketball game Friday, Feb. 5. He was later recognized for scoring the 1,000th point of his high school career earlier in the week. David Dore. (click for larger version)
February 07, 2010
CHARLTON — Scott Palmerino loves taking three-pointers.

Fittingly enough, the Bay Path senior and Southbridge resident took one of his patented threes on Feb. 2 in a game at Nashoba Tech in Framingham. The trey came as time expired in the third quarter, and it was the hoop that put Palmerino in the coveted 1,000-point club.

Palmerino relived the play after the Minutemen faced Blackstone Valley Tech on Senior Night on Feb. 5.

"My teammate A-Rod (Alex Rodriguez) gave me a lead pass going up the court," he began. "I saw the clock going down with five seconds left. With one second left I threw it up, and it went in."

Bay Path coach Mike Lavin has seen Palmerino develop as a player and person over the past four years, and he had nothing but special things to say.

"He's a fabulous player," Lavin said. "He does everything right. He's a good kid, a good leader."

Even opposing coaches enjoy watching Palmerino play.

For more on this story, please see Monday's Southbridge Evening News.

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