By Richard Miller on January 18, 2020
First Flight High School senior Dylan Blake became the first player in that school’s history to score 2,000 points in a career on Friday as the Nighthawks exploded for 105 points against the Bertie Falcons.
Blake did it in style, scoring 42 points in front of the hometown crowd in Kill Devil Hills as First Flight defeated Bertie 105-74 to move their overall season mark up to 8-6, with a 3-0 conference record. Jordan High (22 points) and Isaac Dobie (11) also chipped in with double figures.
According to First Flight High athletic director and varsity basketball coach Chad Williams, the team’s 105-point outburst was the most points they’ve ever scored in a home game. The Nighthawks did once rack up 107 points in a contest on the road.
During his historic night against Bertie, Blake hit seven three-pointers and cashed in on 15 of his 17 free throws. He also plays a tight, pressing defense and chases every ball near him.
During one moment in the contest against Bertie, Blake tried to save the ball from going out of bounds, lost his balance and slid on the floor all the way out the open gym door. He then quickly jumped up and hustled down the court to rejoin the rest of his team.
Additional photos of the game can be seen at Richard L Miller Photography.