Garnet Valley’s Schaller, Haverford’s Seidman both join 1,000-point club

As juniors, both Garnet Valley’s Carl Schaller and Haverford’s John Seidman were boys basketball All-Delcos last year after leading historic charges into the postseason.

Garnet Valley’s Carl Schaller with Dave Burman

Haverford’s John Siedman with Dave Burman

Friday, they shared an even rarer distinction: Collecting their 1,000th career points on the same night.

Schaller scored the five points he needed to crack 1,000 for his career in the first quarter, on the way to a game-high 17 in a 44-29 win over Springfield.

Schaller is the seventh Garnet Valley player to enter the 1,000-point club and just the fourth to spend his entire career at GV. Two of those 1,000-point Jaguars (Andrew Louden, Ryan Laughlin) have come in the last six years.

Justin Langan scored 12 points, and Gannon McKee added eight for GV. Springfield had seven players score, led by seven points from Mike O’Donnell.

In the other Central League game of the night, Seidman had plenty of help in forging a 50-23 win over Ridley. He scored only six points, but a layup early in the third quarter got him to 1,000. He’s just the fifth player in program history and first since Chris Dougherty in 2001 to hit the milestone.

Nick Colucci scored 12 points, and JR Newman added 10 points. Hunter Kraiza contributed eight points.

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