Some photos are worth a thousand words. This one is worth a thousand points. Milbank’s Bennett Schwenn hit the 1000th point of his career during the Bulldogs’ basketball game against Tiospa Zina on February 17 in Milbank.
Schwenn made MHS school history with the basket that went in the hoop early in the game. He is only the second male Bulldog to achieve the record. Schwenn joins Mike Paulson, who graduated in 2004. It is also still possible for Schwenn to eclipse Paulson’s record of 1,096 points if the Bulldogs continue in post season play.
Logan Diede, head coach of the Bulldogs had this to say, “I’ve known since Day One that Bennett was going to be a special player for us. The obvious thing is his athletic ability, and the early signs that he had a knack for scoring the ball. But the thing that made him over-the-top special is how coachable he is, and how willing he is to do whatever is asked of him to better the team.”
Coach Diede added, “He is always accountable, he never makes excuses, and he never points his finger. Kids like Bennett don’t come around too often. He has made me a better coach, and even a better person, and our program is in a much better place for having him in it. Milbank basketball has a rich tradition, and it has been a fun few years rebuilding it to be respected once again on the state’s landscape. Bennett’s role in the rebuild has been crucial.”
Schwenn is the son of Rick and Miriam Schwenn. He plans to attend USD next fall to major in business.