Reinhardt joins prestigious club at Princeton

The 1,000-Point Club at Princeton High School gained its newest member Tuesday night at Prouty Gym.

PHS senior Jamie Reinhardt needed 26 points to reach 1,000. He got with a layup in the third quarter in the Tigers’ 76-44 win over St. Bede. He had 16 points at halftime.

Reinhardt becomes the 10th member of the Tigers’ 1,000-Point Club, the first in 25 years since Matt McDonald finished with 1,140 in 1992.

Reinhardt, who has scored 132 points in nine games this year (14.7 ppg), was on pace to challenge the all-time record held by the legendary Joe Ruklick since 1955.

Ruklick poured in 1,306 points over a year and half stretch on Princeton’s back to back state squads in 1953-54 and 1954-55. He had more than 900 points senior year.

Reinhardt passed up Mirza Salkic, who scored 959 points from 1994-96, for the No. 10 spot earlier in the season. With one more scheduled game remaining Friday at St. Bede, he can continue to move up the ladder.

He needs nine points to pass Roger Angel, who scored 1,009 from 1959-62, for No. 9; 17 points to pass Rick Allen, who scored 1,017 from 1968-70, for No. 8; and 25 to catch Bill Howard, who scored 1,026, from 1956-60.

There also have been five PHS girls score over 1,000 career points, headed by Tiah Romagnoli. She has scored more points than anyone playing for PHS, male or female, with 1,506 points from 1996-99.

Princeton boys 1,000-point scorers

1. Joe Ruklick (1953-55) 1,306

2. Gary White (1963-66) 1,298

3. Vern Magnuson (1956-59) 1,234

4. John Rumley (1976-79) 1,179

5. Matt McDonald (1989-92) 1,140

6. Rick Larson (1966-69) 1,077

7. Bill Howard (1956-60) 1,026

8. Rick Allen (1968-70) 1,017

9. Roger Angel (1959-62) 1,009

10. Jamie Reinhardt (2017-21) 1,001

Princeton girls 1,000-point scorers

1. Tiah Romagnoli (1996-99) 1,506

2. Brooke Jensen (2003-07) 1,283

3. Anna Murray (2014-18) 1,169

4. Tina Forth (1988-91) 1,029

5. Jasmine Kunkel (2009-12) 1,002

Kevin Hieronymus

Kevin has been sports editor of the BCR for more than 34 years and previously was sports editor of the St. Louis Daily News, Morton Tazewell News and ISU Daily Vidette. He is a 2021 inductee into the IBCA Hall of Fame as a media member and has won numerous IPA press awards.