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Murray's Halls eclipses 2,000 career points

Published: Friday, Jan. 4, 2013 10:04 p.m. CDT • Updated: Friday, Jan. 4, 2013 10:05 p.m. CDT

Murray senior Austin Halls became the 31st player in Iowa High School Athletic Association history to score 2,000 career points, when he made a layup with 4:09 remaining in the first quarter of Murray's 63-49 win over Moulton-Udell Friday night.

Halls entered Friday's game just six points shy of the milestone, and wasted little time getting the historic moment out of the way.

Halls made the first basket of the game on a floater, and then set up Sam Rockhold for back-to-back baskets. After Cody Scroggie sank a jumper, Halls converted a steal into a layup.

After Moulton-Udell cut the Murray lead to 10-6 on the ensuing possession, Halls raced down the court and made the miletone-eclipsing layup with 4:09 to go in the quarter.

During a brief timeout, Halls was congratulated by Murray athletic director Jerry Shields and the game ball Halls scored his 2,000th career point with was presented to his family.

Halls finished the game with 20 points.

For more on information on the game and Halls' milestone, see the Jan. 10 edition of the Osceola Sentinel Tribune.

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