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Scoring doesn’t define Isaac Blatt as a basketball player. Handling the ball, setting up teammates and playing defense does.

Let’s just say Blatt is a complete player, and leave it at that.

On Wednesday evening, Blatt tallied the 1,000th point of his career on the same night his Palmyra boys’ squad captured a championship. Blatt poured in a game-high 28 points, including his milestone point on a charity toss near the end of the Cougars’ 63-44 triumph over Ephrata, in the championship game of the Mounts’ holiday classic.

A day earlier, the Cougars had knocked off Elco 68-53 to reach the title tilt.

The 6-5 guard recorded his point total on 11 field goals, that included a pair of three-pointers and five dunks, and four-for-eight foul shooting. But his contributions to Palmyra’s championship went well beyond that, and into the realms of leadership, intangibles and sportsmanship.

sportsbuzzThe results moved Blatt and the Cougars to 8-1 on the year.

Blatt is also an outstanding baseball player, and as of yet is undecided about his future plans.

 – Jeff Falk

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