When Trevor Blondin was a student at Bull Run Middle School, he attended most Battlefield home basketball games, watching the Bobcats keenly and looking forward to the day he’d don the purple and black.
One of Blondin’s clearest recollections was witnessing former Bobcats standout Jamie Robinson hit a game-winning buzzer-beater.
A handful of years later, the once bright-eyed youngster in the stands is the Haymarket school’s all-time leading scorer, shattering the mark of 864 points previously held by Robinson.
In Wednesday’s 71-60 win over Stonewall Jackson, Blondin swiped the ball from a Raider in the shadow of his own basket and ran coast to coast for a left-handed layup and the record.
“It’s a great feeling,” Blondin said. “There have been a lot of great players to get through Battlefield. So to be the all-time leading scorer means a lot to me.”
The achievement is made more impressive by the fact that Blondin had only three years to do it; he played junior varsity as a freshman.
“He used to be the kind of kid who could just shoot,” Battlefield Coach Kurt Pauly said. “He’s always been able to shoot the ball, but I think he’s developed an all-around game now.”
Battlefield’s state qualifying campaign last year was a breakout one for Blondin. He scored 16 points per game and picked up an offer from Division II Seton Hill.
“Even my sophomore year, I wasn’t scoring that much,” Blondin said. “Then last year I kinda took off. It was a great year for me.”
With six games remaining on Battlefield’s regular season docket, Blondin stands at 905 points.
The 1,000 point mark “is something that would be really special for him, especially only being a three-year starter,” Pauly said.
Along with a lost season of high school ball, the Wake Forest recruit thought her chances at accruing 1,000 career points were gone.
“Missing that freshman year, I thought, ‘Oh man, am I ever going to be able to make it?’” Floyd said. “Some of the top players to come out of the DMV, out of Manassas, have hit the mark.”
In Friday’s win over Patriot, Floyd joined them, hitting 1,001 on a two-pointer toward the end of the first quarter.
“I can’t pass the ball to myself,” she said, “so a lot of it has to do with my teammates and them looking for me.”