Single game scoring record broken

By Coach Blake Gardner

PASSING THE TORCH — Hill City Senior Taylor Edwards poses with Kevin Clemetson after Edwards broke Clemetson’s single-game scoring record after a game gainst Wall on Jan. 24. Edwards scored 42 points, and Clemetson has a son on the team. [Submitted Photo]

Senior Taylor Edwards broke the Hill City High School boys basketball record for points in a game by scoring 42 points in an 81-69 victory over Wall.  The previous record of 38 points was held by Kevin Clemetson set in the 1989-90 season. Edwards is the son of Jeff and Holli and is currently averaging 21 points per game.

The Rangers led 29-26 after the first quarter and Edwards had 16 points. The Eagles closed the gap by the end of the third quarter and Hill City led 60-59.  In the fourth quarter Edwards scored 10 points included an ‘and one’ that gave the Rangers a nine-point lead with one minute left in the game.

Edwards finished with 42 points and 15 rebounds.  Kobe Main added 11 points, while Noah Krull and Dawson Clemetson each scored nine. 

Earlier in the week the Rangers defeated Philip 56-34.  The Rangers led 23-8 after the first quarter and never looked back.  Main scored 15 points. Krull scored 15 points and had six steals. Edwards had 12 points and 11 rebounds.  Dominick Milliken scored 10.

The Rangers have won two in a row and play at Newell on Thursday.