A bucket-by-bucket breakdown of Mason Putnam’s milestone night

Mason Putnam (left) poses with his 2,000th-point ball and his father and head coach, Brian. (Photo: BILLY HEYEN)

By BILLY HEYEN

ARKPORT, N.Y. — Mason Putnam needed five points to become the first Steuben County and ninth Section V player to reach the 2,000-point mark. He stormed past that Monday night with 25 points in Prattsburgh’s 96-33 win over Arkport-Canaseraga. Putnam’s output pushes his career total to 2,020 points, eighth in Section V history.

This is a basket-by-basket breakdown of Putnam’s night.

Points 1, 2 and 3: Putnam cashed a 3-pointer from the left wing after curling off a screen. “I’d say the wing, left or right, is probably my favorite spot to shoot,” Putnam said. “Definitely wing favored.”

*Points 4, 5 and 6, passes 2,000 points: Putnam made another catch-and-shoot 3 from the left wing, and the game was stopped as he embraced a teammate and then his father and head coach, Brian.

Points 7 and 8: Putnam stripped the ball-handler near halfcourt and drove all the way to lay it in with his left hand.

Points 9, 10 and 11: Putnam drove hard with his right hand, finished through contact and made the count-it gesture himself. He made the free throw to complete the three-point play.

Points 12, 13 and 14: Putnam completed another three-point play, this time absorbing contact in the chest on another drive right before finishing and knocking down the foul shot.

Points 15 and 16: An in-and-out dribble frees Putnam up in transition to finish with his right hand off glass.

Points 17, 18 and 19: Putnam received a bounce pass after cutting and finished righty off glass, taking contact into his back and proceeding to make his foul shot.

Points 20 and 21: Putnam slid behind the Arkport-Canaseraga defense for an easy righty finish.

Points 22 and 23: Putnam spun from left-to-right into the lane and floated it in with his right hand.

Points 24 and 25: On one last fastbreak before checking out of the game, Putnam filled the left lane to receive a pass and finish with his weaker hand.

One Response to "A bucket-by-bucket breakdown of Mason Putnam’s milestone night"

  1. Erica   January 6, 2020 at 11:10 pm

    Thank you so much for such a great write up!

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