Boys Basketball – Wall’s Geis Scores 1,000th Point in Loss to Freehold Boro
The Freehold Boro boys basketball team cooled off Shore's highest-scoring team of the past week on Friday night, but the same did not apply for its leading scorer.
Wall senior Steve Geis scored 30 points in a 60-49 loss to Freehold Boro Friday night and in the process crossed the 1,000-point threshold for his career. He is the 11th Wall boys basketball player to accomplish the milestone and first since Ryan Janeczek, Trent Mitchell and Brendan Barcas all did it as seniors during the 2014-15 season.
Geis entered play Friday 24 points shy of his 1,000th point, a milestone he reached by mid-January of his senior year thanks to an average of 26.3 points per game for the current season. That average is second in the Shore Conference behind Rob Higgins of Middletown North and Geis's 342 total points are the most of any player in the conference at this point in the season.
The 30 points Friday night mark the third time Geis has scored 30 points or more in a single game, which trails only Higgins and five-star Ranney guard Bryan Antoine for most 30-point games at the Shore. Geis also has the Shore's highest-scoring game of the season, which was a 47-point outburst in a win over Jackson Memorial on Jan. 6.
Junior Jack Bisaha scored 16 points to lead Freehold Boro Friday, as the Colonials held Wall to 49 points after the Crimson Knights came into the game having scored at least 86 points in each of its past three games. Wall was looking to climb above the .500 mark for the first time since beating Monmouth on opening night.
Freehold Boro, meanwhile, picked up its second win of the season and second over a B North team with a high-scoring guard. Senior Ashante Worthy scored 14 points and junior Quincy Davis added 11 on Friday for the Colonials, who also beat Higgins and Middletown North at the Buc Holiday Classic for their only other win.