Hermon will get a chance to return the favor when the teams meet up again tonight at Hermon high school.
The Penquis community came out to support Lyford in full force for his big moment.
"It means a lot to me as a basketball player. Reaching 1000 is something you don't think about until it happens,"Lyford said. "The best part about getting 1000 points is seeing the incredible community support. None of this is possible without the incredible community and great teams I have been on the last four years. Getting 1000 felt great but it felt better to look up into the stands and see all your loved ones and community members there."
Penquis (10-3) has won seven consecutive game. They currently sit fourth in the MPA class C heal point standings.
Tyler Thayer of Hermon high school is only 34 points shy of the 1000 career point milestone.
The Hawks will follow up the game against Penquis, with a home game against Foxcroft Academy on Saturday.
Hermon (8-4) currently sits eighth in the MPA class B heal point standings.
Thursday night, is a heal point worthy game with tournament seeding on the line for both teams.
The contest can be heard live on 620 AM and online at zoneradio.com starting around 7 p.m.