In his last conference game against Curry College, ENC Men’s basketball team captain Christian Lynch reached his career mark of 1,000 points, on February 18.
Lynch was able to join his older brother, Eric Lynch, who graduated from ENC in 2016, on the 1,000 point banner. This is the first time in ENC history for two siblings to both score 1,000 points. When asked how it felt, Lynch said, “It’s something to be proud of, especially because our names are right next to each other. It just goes to show that hard work really does pay off.”
Lynch started playing basketball at age eight. He played with his brother Eric Lynch for most of his life.
“It was awesome,” Lynch said in reference to playing with his older brother. “We played in high school together as well, but while in college we got more of an opportunity to showcase our talents,”
Lynch was motivated to reach 1,000 points when Eric hit it last year. He claimed that both he and Eric were extremely competitive; he couldn’t let Eric hold it over his head that he did not score 1,000 points, too.
Lynch also accomplished a personal goal of hitting his career high of 19 points a game during the final game of the men’s season against the Endicott Gulls.
Lynch had some final words for the underclassmen as he gets ready to leave ENC with only a memory of him. “One thing that I could tell all of the freshman would be to take advantage of all of the opportunities you get. The four years fly. I was looking at my last college game and felt like I was a freshman yesterday, so just take advantage of every opportunity you get, cherish every moment, enjoy your teammates and treat them like family.”