Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Every Bucket Is A New Record

For one young lady every bucket she makes, from as of last Wednesday, until winning the State Championship in OHSAA Division IV will be a new basketball scoring record for Wellsville High School.

On Wednesday evening, February 8, Wellsville Senior Mikyla Tipton set an all time scoring record midway through the first quarter in a home game against the Sebring Lady Trojans. With 4:26 left on the clock Tipton went in for a lay-up to set the record. See the picture in the upper left corner in the collage. That's the shot that started a new scoring record for the Tigers.

Tipton broke a five year old record held by WHS Alumni Jasmine Richardson. Richardson's record was set on February 23, 2007 with 1,492 total career points. Tipton began the game needing only four points to tie and five points to break the record. Tipton joined the 1,000 point career club last season. She started the 2011-2012 season with 1,112 points. For some reason we're one point off what the newspapers are reporting. For the season we have Tipton scoring 408 points bringing the new record to 1,520 points to date.

The game was stopped temporarily once the new record was set for tears of joy & hugs, lots of hugs. Tipton was given a standing O and presented with the game ball. It was an exciting moment. Even ole nib got a little misty eyed!

Tipton now sits at the top for most points scored. The next five are Richardson with 1,492, Toni Pappas with 1,489, Vicky Pully with 1,419 and Tom Wilson with 1,385 points.

Congratulations Mikyla! We're all proud of you and your team mates. Also, we would like to compliment Ms. Richardson. She not only showed up to witness her record being broken, she came with a bouquet and balloons for the new record holder. Both of you Lady Tigers are class acts.

Good luck to all...

ole nib


Anonymous said...

Wow, what an accomplishment. Congratulations Ms. Tipton.

Anonymous said...

What a fine young lady! She works hard in the off season at jump strech and working out. Her attitude and work ethic is always great.She is an inspiration to all who know her.