Hamilton product and TCA graduate Chris LaBelle became the eighth player in Centenary University history to score 1,000 points this past Thursday (Photo by Nick Bogert/centenarycyclones.com).
By Rich Fisher
Dec. 7: Hamilton product Chris LaBelle, scored 26 points this past Thursday night to become the eighth player in Centenary University history to collect 1,000 career points.
LaBelle’s efforts came in an 87-86 victory over Wilson College. His milestone point came when he drained a 3-pointer with 9:37 left to give the Cyclones a 67-63 lead. He not only scored, but added four assists, three steals and two blocked shots during the memorable evening.
The Trenton Catholic Academy graduate is averaging 23.6 points through Centenary’s first seven games, including three games of over 30 points. He’s also averaging 5.6 rebounds and 2.8 assists.
“(Parents) Angela and Frank LaBelle have done a great job with Chris,” Cyclones coach Jason Geleski told centenarycyclones.com. “He’s a great example of a student-athlete. He’s one of the hardest-working kids I’ve been around. He’s a pleasure to coach. Chris is a winner.”
Last year, LaBelle was honorable mention on the Colonial States Athletic Conference and All-ECAC teams after averaging 18.5 points (second in the CSAC).