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A look at more basketball tidits including a career scoring record that lasted but a short timePosted Friday, July 29, 2011, at 10:41 AM
Some sports records last for a long time and others are eclipsed in a short period of time. That was the case for Krista Yeryar and Missy Gould at Shakamak.
During the 1992-93 girls basketball season, Yeryar became the all-time scoring leader at Shakamak High School.
In a 57-42 loss to Linton-Stockton on Dec. 20, 1992, Yeryar eclipsed the previous record of 660 points by Jerri Collins.
Yeryar, who averaged almost 12 points per game during her senior year, finished with 720 career points.
But Gould, who was a sophomore that season, had two breakout seasons in 1994 and 1995, twice scoring at least 31 points as a senior, including a then single-game record 34 points.
She had 27 points and 21 rebounds during a 55-52 win in the SWIAC tournament third-place game on Nov. 19, 1993.
By the time she was ready for graduation in 1995, Gould had finished with 1,024 points, easy becoming the all-time leading scorer for the Lady Lakers. I believe her 600 career rebounds were a record at the time as well.
White River Valley guard Marc Hostetter, who recently was named the boys basketball coach at Mt. Vernon (Posey) High School, scored 23 points and had six assists in a 79-50 victory over North Daviess in December 1992.
He hit a 3-pointer in the second half to push him over 1,000 during his career. He finished with 1,253 points.
On Dec. 19, 1992 at Switz City, White River Valley defeated Linton-Stockton 78-37.
In the article that appeared in the Linton Daily Citizen, it stated that "the rugged game was halted for a time when Linton's Randy Lehman and WRV's Chad English got into a pushing match fighting for a rebound that saw blows exchanged by both players. Lehman's retaliation caught the eye of the officials and he was ejected from the game much to the displeasure of the Miner fans who felt both players should be bench for the incident."
I personally don't remember witnessing any high school basketball games when players came to fisticuffs.
On Dec. 4, 1992, Linton-Stockton defeated Owen Valley 73-68 at Spencer. It was the first win for new Miner coach Bill Carpenter.
Josh Hall scored 18 points, Brock Thuis 14, Mike Carpenter 11, Shane Huffman 11 and Randy Lehman added 10.
This was the last victory by the Miners over the Patriots, who have won 18 in a row against Linton-Stockton since.
The Miners shot 54 percent and had a 32-20 rebounding advantage that night.
White River Valley's Andrew Graves made 30 consecutive free throws during the 1993-94 season.
There is no record listed for most freebies made in a row in the WRV record book, but Graves holds the record for most free throws made in a season (147, 1994-95) and career (372), ending in 1996.
Shakamak defeated Sullivan 74-68 at Jasonville on Nov. 30, 1992.
This broke a 26-game losing streak for the Lakers, including going 0-21 during the 1991-92 under coach Greg Robinson.
They had lost 24 in a row going into the 92-93 season before eventually snapping the skid.
Speaking of streaks, Shoals defeated Linton 51-49 in a high school boys basketball game on Dec. 11, 1992.
Ryan Gibson made two free throws with one second left to give the Jug Rox the victory, which broke a 46-game losing streak by Shoals.
Ethan Wilson of North Daviess made nine 3-pointers and scored 29 points in 83-48 win over Clay City on Jan. 8, 1994 in a Greene County Invitational game.
I am not sure if this is a record for 3-pointers in a GCI tournament game or not.
Just for reference, Graves owns the WRV record with seven treys in a game against Evansville Bosse in 1995-96.
Levi Carmichael made eight for Eastern Greene during a 44-point performance against North Knox in the Class 2A Sectional title game in 2001.
Then Daily Citizen sports editor, now Daily World assistant editor, Nick Schneider, reported on March 4, 1993 that Union (Dugger) fifth grader Brody Boyd scored 47 points in a 49-42 victory over WRV-Worthington in a tournament hosted by the Bulldogs.
Boyd, who went on to become an Indiana All-Star and play at the University of Iowa, made 14 field goals, including a 3-pointer.
He connected on 18 of 20 free throws.
This gave Boyd 240 during the first eight games of that season, an average of exactly 30 ppg. This was remarkable because Boyd was only playing about a half in the fifth grade games. He was playing two quarters for the sixth grade team as well.
Kaleb Cliver and Tim Squires each had one free throw to account for the other Union (Dugger) points.
This happened to be the season that his brother Ben Boyd was among the state's scoring leaders as a junior.
I will have more updates soon on Ben's standout junior season, J.B. Neill's career-best game and more updates next time.
B.J. Hargis is the sports editor at the Greene County Daily World. He can be reached at (812) 847-4487, ext. 12 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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