Duluth, MN (Northland's NewsCenter) --- A layup in transition was all it took last Friday for Lakeview Christian Academy junior Anders Broman to become the highest-scoring player in northeastern Minnesota basketball history.
"I think the numbers kind of speak for themselves," Lakeview Christian Academy head coach Bob Newstom said of Broman's play.
The junior guard passed the mark of 1991 Chisholm graduate Joel McDonald, who scored 3,292 points in his varsity career.
"I try not to think about and just go play my game," Broman said of the scorign record. "It's just an individual milestone. It's fun, but the team is more important, and I have to focus on that."
Broman may now be the most prolific scorer in this region's history, but has never lost sight of the team concept at Lakeview Christian.
"He's been willing to give up the basketball," Newstrom said, "which creates uncertainty in the defenders as well and allows his teammates to get involved as well."
"It's awesome playing with him and seeing all that he's accomplished," Lions senior center Luke Borchardt said. "We're happy for him and all the records he's shattering."
The Lions are certainly thankful to have Anders, but so too is Anders appreciative of his teammates.
"They've been really great about this," Broman said. "They are all unselfish and I really appreciate that."
One of those teammates shares a last name with Anders, that being freshman guard Bjorn Broman.
"We don't even really have to talk out there," Broman said of his younger brother. "He's thinking what I'm thinking, and I think that's from playing so long together."
They'll have one more high school season together following this one, which is still far from finished for the Lions.
"What we're really focusing on is trying to get better as a team," Newstrom said, "and part of that is continuing to improve ways we can score, and Anders is a huge part of that."