MANCHESTER, N.H. – Southern New Hampshire University men’s basketball junior Tory Stapleton of Rahway recently scored his 1,000th career point, becoming the 43rd player in program history to achieve the milestone.
Stapleton reached the milestone on Thursday, Feb. 3 against Saint Anselm College during a 65-54 win over the Hawks. He needed just one point entering the contest to reach the mark, and did so on a jumper with 12:40 remaining in the first half. Stapleton finished the game with 20 points, going 6-11 from the floor and 8-10 at the free throw line.
A 2006 graduate of Gill St. Bernard’s High School who also did a prep school season at Saint Thomas More (Oakdale, Conn.), Stapleton currently leads Southern New Hampshire (10-12) in both scoring (12.9 ppg) and rebounding (6.8). Stapleton has posted four double-doubles on the season and led the Penmen in scoring eight times, including in each of the past four games. In SNHU’s most recent game, a 67-63 road setback at UMass Lowell, Stapleton finished with 16 points.
Southern New Hampshire returns to action Saturday when it travels to Bentley University for a 3:30 contest.
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