Peyton Robertson, Chestatee: 14 points and 10 rebounds against Creekview last Tuesday.
Branden Jovaag, Chestatee: 29 points against Gilmer last Friday.
Chelsea Wilson, Chestatee: 22 points against Gilmer last Friday.
Shunquez Stephens, West Hall: 22 points against West Forsyth last Tuesday.
Jayla Moon, West Hall: 21 points against West Forsyth last Tuesday.
Tyler Ward, Lakeview Academy: Averaged 30 points in two games last week.
Maddie Haymore, Lakeview Academy: Averaged 16 points in two games last week.
Josh Davis, Riverside Military: 21 points against Fannin County last Tuesday.
Richard Tribble, Riverside Military: Averaged 18 points in two games last week.
Dylen Setzekorn, Riverside Military: 19 points against Fannin County last Tuesday.
Kevin Daniel, Banks County: 24 points against Oglethorpe County last Tuesday.
Brett Armour, Banks County: 19 points against Oglethorpe County last Tuesday.
Blake Sims, Gainesville: 24 points against Flowery Branch last Tuesday.
Jaymee Carnes, Gainesville: 21 points and 12 rebounds against East Hall last Saturday.
Mikalyn Defoor, Gainesville: 17 points against Gainesville last Saturday.
Ishmael Hollis, Flowery Branch: 21 points against Gainesville last Tuesday.
Josh Barrett, Flowery Branch: 17 points against Gainesville last Tuesday.
Ethan Satterfield, North Hall: 18 points against White County last Friday.
Mary Kate Rushton, North Hall: 17 points against White County last Friday.
Trey Redmond, North Georgia Christian: 23 points against Cumberland Christian last Friday.
Ashton Wright, North Georgia Christian: 23 points against Cumberland Christian last Friday.
Katherine Dunlap, North Georgia Christian: 19 points against Cumberland Christian last Friday.
Darius Minor, Jefferson: 24 points against Oglethorpe County last Friday.
Ja’Kar Bridges, Buford: 22 points against Decatur last Friday.
E.J. Young, Lumpkin County: 18 points against West Forsyth last Saturday.
Devaris Finch, Johnson: 18 points against Hart County last Saturday.
Shelley Farley, Johnson: 16 points against Hart County last Saturday.
Lumpkin County’s Ashley Brown officially put her name in the school record books Saturday.
The senior and four-year starter for the Lady Indians scored her 1,353rd career point in a 48-41 win against West Forsyth to break the record set by 1986 Lumpkin County grad Leah McCullough as the school’s all-time leading scorer.
Brown finished the night with 21 points to bring her career total to 1,364.
“It feels amazing,” Brown said. “Going into the game, I didn’t know how many points I needed.”
Her team was sure to let her know when she had enough points, as the game was stopped and Brown was given the game ball. She happened to break the record on Lumpkin County’s alumni night, and McCullough’s father was there to congratulate her and pass on his daughter’s best wishes to the school’s new scoring leader.
“We knew she was close, but we didn’t realize how close she was (to the record) until we put up some of the old things we had for alumni night,” Lumpkin County coach Jill Armstrong said. “Then we realized she would probably do it that night.
“We were on pins and needles waiting for it to happen. Once it did, we settled down played a great game.”
It was a fitting way to end an outstanding week, as Brown was the leading scorer in both of the Lady Indians’ (3-11, 1-4 Region 7A-AAA) two wins last week, including a 22-point performance in Lumpkin County’s first subregion win against White County last Tuesday.
“With lots of pressure and people hanging on her, she can do anything with the ball,” Armstrong said. “She takes it to the hole and can weave through two or three defenders with no problem.”
A regular at the top of the Lady Indians’ score sheet on a nightly basis, Brown’s efforts have made her a consistent threat for opponents this year. Although the Lady Indians struggled through the first half of the season, Armstrong believes that Brown has taken the whole team’s effort to a new level.
“The way she plays isn’t showy,” Armstrong said. “She wants everybody to get involved and that has brought a team feel to us.”
Once Brown’s career at Lumpkin County is over, she will move on to the college level. With her record-setting career numbers, along with the attention she receives as a member of the Georgia Pistols AAU team, she has plenty of schools to choose from as she approaches graduation.
“I get two or three calls a week from different schools,” Armstrong said. “She’d like to stay close enough to visit home, but far enough to get away little bit too. She’s very realistic to where wants to go.”
Brown has been most impressed with Presbyterian College in Clinton, S.C., which just happens to be where McCullough played and is ranked third all-time in scoring and rebounds at the school.
“I’ve heard nothing but good things about Presbyterian,” Brown said. “Tennessee has always been my goal, but right now Presbyterian is my favorite.”
Until she is ready to commit to a certain college, Brown is focused on finishing her last season with Lumpkin County in a positive manner.
“I’m not thinking too much about records,” Brown said. “I have more team goals, including going to state (playoffs).”