02-07-2019 Zach Goodline joins extremely elite company as he reaches the 2,000 career point total in

Zach Goodline joins extremely elite company as he reaches the 2,000 career point total in the Comets defeat of Martin!

By Dave Vollrath

Monday night Zach Goodline became only the third player in Southwest Michigan basketball history to score 2,000 points in a high school career. Playing in his fourth year of varsity basketball for the Comets, Zach has scored in every conceivable way. But it was simply a made free throw in the second half of Monday’s blowout over Martin that put the All State Senior guard from Coloma into some very elite company. He joins Richie Jordan of Fennville and Ryan Ross of Michigan Lutheran as the only players from Southwest Michigan to ever score 2,000 points in their high school basketball careers.

2,000… Coloma senior guard Zach Goodline drained a free throw Monday night late in the fourth quarter against Martin to tally 2,000 career points scored on the court. (TCR photo by Kristy Noack)

Richie Jordan scored a total of 2,210 points in his career at Fennville High School in the years spanning from 1962 to 1965, and Ryan Ross amassed a total of 2,192 points at Michigan Lutheran High School from 2005-2008. Additionally Jordan’s total ranks 12th in the state of Michigan scoring, and Ross ranks 15th all time in the state.

Zach is currently scoring at a clip of 30 points per game through the first 13 games of this season, so he could conceivably surpass the Jordan total and become the all time leader from our area before his season ends. Congratulations on this remarkable achievement, which certainly took a high degree of durability, determination, and dedication to your sport. We can’t wait to be a witness to what lies ahead.

In winning the game by a score of 78-48 the Comets avenge a very tough loss they suffered back in December in a game they had led by more than 20 points. Coming into the game Martin was ranked 7th in the state, boasting a record of 9-1, and was tied with Coloma for first place in the Lakeland Division of the SAC conference. Thanks to the win Coloma now stands in first place alone in the division.

Goodline finished the game with 31 points and also grabbed eight rebounds, six assists, and three steals in leading the Comets to the win. Zach’s younger brother Drew also had another big night as he scored 19 points of his own, including three from down town, and Phil Caldwell chipped in with 10 including one from behind the 3-point arc.

Coloma now owns a 9-4 record on the season, and 5-1 mark in the league. </