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Thursday, January 24, 2013

Hannah Plybon Breaks All-Time Orrville Basketball Scoring Record

Another record fell tonight at the hands of Orrville senior Hannah Plybon. Already the girls all-time leading scorer, Hannah is now the all-time leading scorer in Orrville basketball history...boys or girls.

She tallied 29 points tonight in a 67-64 win over Mansfield Senior, and in doing so, passed Orrville great Marcell Denson's boys scoring record of 1,722 points.

She entered the game with 1,705 points, and her 29 tonight gives her 1,734 for her career.

Really incredible when you stop and think how great Denson was during our glory years in the mid 90's.  He scored A LOT of points..and for Hannah to top that, speaks to how special of a talent she is.

Another record may fall this Saturday when the Riders host Triway...the Wayne Co. Girls scoring record.  Currently held by Chippewa's Tonya Smoot, the record is 1,745 points.  Hannah needs 12 points to own that record too.  Likely that she gets it Saturday.

One other individual record is out there...and that's 2,000 career points.  Hannah needs 266 points in her final games as a Red Rider to become the first Wayne County basketball player (boy or girl) to score 2,000 points, and just the 3rd in Wayne/Holmes county history.

I opined on twitter that she'd trade all of her points for a shot at a state title, and I was not surprised at her response: "I would, absolutely, without a doubt."

That's what I like to see in our student-athletes...a realization that individual awards are nice, but team goals come first.  And only through the success of the team, does an individual get a chance to shine.

Congrats Hannah and congrats Lady Riders.  Thirteen wins, two close losses to one of the best teams in the state...and a true shot at returning to Columbus for the first time since 1993.  Tournament time should be a fun ride.

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