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Quintin and Eva Norris Reach 1,000 Career Points

Quintin and Eva Norris holding 1,000 point basketballs North Rose-Wolcott High School seniors Quintin and Eva Norris have played basketball for as long as they can remember. This season, that dedication paid off - Quintin became the third boy and Eva the second girl in Cougar history to score 1,000 career points.

 

Quintin reached the milestone February 8 in the boys varsity team’s opening game at Lyons. Weeks later, Eva scored her 1,000th point in the March 2 game against Clyde-Savannah.

 

The twins join their brother Tyler, who achieved the milestone in 2017, in the NRW record books.

 

The achievements come during a season with additional challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The delayed start of basketball and other high-risk winter sports left Quintin and Eva wondering if they’d be able to hit 1,000 points before closing out their high school careers.

 

Even with the shorter season, “we’re thankful that we got to play,” Quintin said. The pandemic-related athletics changes also allowed Eva and Quintin - who both usually play volleyball in the fall season - to play soccer this year, as volleyball was moved to the Fall II season.

 

Both Quintin and Eva’s 1,000-point games occurred away from the NRW gym. At Quintin’s, spectators had not yet been allowed at games, but he said his team and the Lyons players made the experience memorable. “It was nice,” he said. “The opposing team congratulated me, too. It was a good moment.”

 

Eva was able to have family in attendance for her 1,000th point and said the day was made even more special because “we ended up bringing home the win and going to the league championship game."

 

Quintin and Eva both hope to continue their basketball careers in college. Quintin plans to attend either Nazareth College or Utica College, while Eva is considering a few colleges and plans to major in agribusiness.

 

“We are thankful for the community around us for being supportive and our coaches for being hardworking, supportive and positive,” Quintin said.

 

“I’m thankful for my team, too,” Eva said. “It was a fun year and we’re all good friends."

 

“I am so proud of Quintin and Eva for joining their brother Tyler in the 1,000-point club,” said their mother, Cindy Norris. “This achievement is exciting! I am very thankful for their participation in sports. It has added to their academic experience by providing valuable life lessons in the areas of leadership, teamwork and perseverance.”

 

Their father, Bob Norris, added, “In a year that has been difficult for all seniors due to COVID, it is great to see a couple of positive accomplishments.”

 

“I am incredibly proud of my siblings for this accomplishment,” Tyler Norris said. “They are both really good players! Also, having three 1,000-point scorers in one family sure does make backyard basketball a lot more fun!”

 

Quintin and Eva both hope to continue their basketball careers in college. Quintin plans to attend either Nazareth College or Utica College, while Eva is considering a few colleges and plans to major in agribusiness.

 

Eva and Quintin thank the community, their coaches and teammates for their support.

 

“It has truly been a unique opportunity to coach two brothers who have achieved the same milestone,” said Brian Hoyt, boys varsity basketball coach. “Quintin just loves playing basketball and he is a relentless player. Quintin has been great to coach and I am very proud of his basketball accomplishments.”

 

“I have been truly honored to coach Eva and see her growth and development in basketball,” said Gary Lockwood, girls varsity basketball coach. “She has put in a lot of work and I am so proud of her for reaching the 1,000-point landmark.”

 

Eva Norris with teammates Quintin Norris with 1,000 point basketball