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Tyra Buss, Kelsey Mitchell set career scoring records

Girls basketball standouts had two of the American Family Insurance ALL-USA Performances of the Week



Princeton (Cincinnati) point guard Kelsey Mitchell broke a 27-year-old career scoring record. / Cincinnati Enquirer

Several teams were run over recently by Tyra Buss.

The Mount Carmel, Ill., senior point guard, who is averaging 47.4 points a game, broke the state career scoring record in grand fashion, pouring in with 60 points in a 96-70 defeat of Gibson Southern (Fort Branch) and 66 in a 84-82 loss to Princeton, Ind. She now has 4,095 career points, good for No. 7 on the national list.

Buss, who has said she plans to sign with Indiana, was the 2013 Miss Illinois in basketball. She also qualified in the spring for the state tennis tournament and for the state cross country meet in the fall.


Buss leads the American Family Insurance All-USA Performances of the Week. The rest of the top performances:

Jada Atchison, girls basketball, Burlington City, Burlington, N.J.
Junior guard scored 50 points to lead her team to a 70-25 win at Camden on Saturday. After scoring 14 points in a 52-39 defeat of Riverside on Tuesday, she needs only 36 points to reach 1,000 for her high school career.

Devin Booker, boys basketball, Moss Point, Miss.
Kentucky signee, a 6-5 senior guard, surged past 2,000 career points with a 34-point effort in a 69-57 defeat of St. Stanislaus (Bay St. Louis) on Friday.

Jessica Kovatch, girls basketball, Phillipsburg, N.J.
Junior 5-9 guard set a school record with 34 points in a 55-38 defeat of Warren Hills (Washington) on Tuesday. She is averaging 22.3 points through six games, all wins for the Stateliners.

Sydney Lamberty, girls basketball, Park, Cottage Grove, Minn.
Senior guard scored 43 points in a 68-44 defeat of Cretin-Derham Hall (St. Paul) on Friday.

Brendan Menacher, wrestling, Monticello, Ill.
Senior 182-pounder won all four matches, including two pins in less than a minute, in the Bomber Classic at Argenta-Oreana (Argenta, Ill.).

Kelsey Mitchell, girls basketball, Princeton, Cincinnati
Senior point guard, who has signed with Ohio State, scored 17 points and broke a 27-year-old school career scoring record with her 1,480th point in a 59-50 defeat of Lakota West (West Chester) on Saturday.

Jeremiah Paige, Rangeview, Aurora, Colo.
Colorado State signee, a 6-5 senior, set a school career scoring record with 16 points in a 86-36 defeat of Hinkley (Aurora) on Saturday. He has 1,184 points in his career.

Wesley Person, Jr., Brantley, Ala.
The 6-2 senior, son of the former Auburn and NBA player Wesley Person, hit eight three-pointers and had 40 points in a 72-44 defeat of Red Level on Tuesday. He was Alabama’s Class 1A Player of the Year last year.

Zack Vitelli, Greg Tack, Chris DiPaola, John Spicer and Storm Parish, bowling, Immaculata, Somerville, N.J.
The squad rolled a 3,608 to set a national record for highest three-game score by a five-person team. DiPaola led the team with a score of 791, Tack had 755, Vitelli had 737, John Spicer had 713 and Storm Parish had 612.

 

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