Savage’s 1,000th point propels Hun to win

Raider senior aiming for titles

By: Bob Nuse
   Noah Savage didn’t get too excited about scoring his 1,000th career point Saturday night. He knows there are more important things to shoot for later this season.
   "It was not that big a thing for me," said the Hun School senior, who began his career at Princeton High School. "It’s nice, but it’s not the biggest thing this season. I want to win a state championship and a (Mid-Atlantic Prep League) championship."
   Savage scored 578 of his points while playing his first two seasons of varsity basketball at Princeton, then added 210 last year at Hun to run his career total to 788 coming into this season. This year, his scoring is at its highest level yet, with 233 points in 14 games. With a 27-point performance against Solebury on Saturday night, Savage now has 1,021 for his career. Savage reached the milestone with his second of four first-quarter three-pointers.
   "I think I’ve just tried to be consistent with my scoring," said Savage, who will attend Princeton University next year. "That’s what I’ve tried to do. Hopefully that will continue."
   Savage reached the 1,000 point milestone one a night where he was shooting very well. He connected on seven of his eight three-point shots in the game.
   "I’ve actually been shooting well lately," said Savage, who is averaging 16.6 points a game this year. "(Saturday) was a good shooting night for me."
   It was also a rare easy win for the Raiders, who posted an 87-38 win over Solebury to improve to 10-4 on the season. For Hun, most games have come right down to the wire, which is what Savage expects the rest of the way.
   "The rest of our schedule is going to be real tough," Savage said. "We’ve got St. Patrick’s, St. Anthony, Life Center, Lawrenceville. Those are all going to be tough games."
   The Raiders host St. Patrick’s on Friday before a rematch with Lawrenceville on Jan. 28. With the state Prep A tournament and MAPL tournament also on the horizon, plus a game against Willingboro in the Prime Time Shootout, there will be plenty of tough games ahead.
   Savage has played in a lot of those types of games during his career. And now he has a personal milestone that he achieved with a little help from both schools.