By LARRY VAUGHT
Tonight could be a historic game for Boyle County senior Emma Harris, the state’s sixth leading scorer at 25.5 points per game.
She has 2,342 career points going into tonight’s game at Madison Southern. If she scores 11 points, she’ll break the school record of 2,351 points set by Ashley Sanders in 1995. She has already beat the boys all-time scoring mark, so that would make Harris the all-time leading scorer at Boyle.
Harris made an official visit to Utah State Sunday and Monday, so is she is a little jet-lagged and fails to break the mark tonight there will be no need to panic. Boyle plays Friday at Pulaski County and again Saturday at Collins. The Rebels also open 45th District Tournament play by hosting Kentucky School for the Deaf Monday and a win in that game would set up a semifinal game with Danville Feb. 22.
She should easily go over 2,400 points barring any injury and if Boyle did make the 12th Region Tournament, she might challenge 2,500 points.
But the amazing thing about girls basketball in this area this year is that there are so many significant scorers and terrific players.
Mercer County junior Seygan Robbins, a Louisville commit, is already the school’s all-time leading scorer with 1,942 points. The Titans have one more regular season game and then if they win the 12th Region as they are favored to do (Mercer is the state’s top-ranked team in some polls), that will give them at least six more games. Robbins definitely will go over 2,000 points could surpass 2,100 by the time the year end.
Mercer senior Lyric Houston, the school’s second all-time leading scorer with 1,550 points, should go over 1,600. Junior Faith Lake, a Southeast Missouri commit, has 1,013 points. Three other juniors — Emma Davis (852), Lexy Lake (817) and Emmy Souder (791) — will go over 1,000 points early next season. Lexy Lake and Emma Davis are both Southeast Missouri commits and Souder has several Division I offers.
Lincoln County sophomore Emma King, who has Kentucky and Florida among her scholarship offers, has scored 1,204 points, including 973 in the last two seasons. She has at least three games left this season to increase that total.
Danville senior Alyvia Walker has put together at amazing career. She is averaging 16 points and seven rebounds per game this year and has 1,816 career points with at least three games left. Danville sophomore Ivy Turner is averaging 20 points and five rebounds per game this season and already has 1,108 career points. Another senior, Zenoviah Walker, averages 10 points per game and has 831 points.
Garrard County already has two seniors with 1,000 career points and has a good chance that a third will join them. If so, it would be the first time in school history a team had three 1,000-point scorers.
Senior Maddie Day already has 1,135 points while Sis Logan has 1,028. The third senior, Sam Adams, is now at 978 points with two regular season games remaining at Estill County and Menifee County before a 45th District semifinal matchup with Lincoln County.
That means this small area should have 10 girls with over 1,000 career points when the season ends — and four of them will be back next year.