By Matthew DeGeorge
All eyes in the Radnor High School gym were trained on Garnet Valley’s Andrew Louden as he lifted off beyond the 3-point arc with 1:47 left in the third quarter Saturday night.
A more select section of the sparse crowd knew that basket, which sent Louden over 1,000 career points, was a mere formality. The more poignant moment passed without fanfare on the first possession of the second quarter, when Louden picked a Radnor pocket and swooped in for two, points eight and nine on the night.
That took his career total to 989, earning Louden a more exclusive crown as the top-scoring Louden in Delco history.
All of those accolades shined through Louden’s smile as he posed for pictures with his parents after Garnet Valley’s 64-48 win over Radnor in Central League action.
In a pivotal game for both teams’ playoff aspirations, the personal subplot of Louden’s chase of history took center stage.