Scott Central’s Victoria Vivians had an interesting evening yesterday.
The 6’1″ senior forward, who’s averaging 45.3 PPG, scored 41 points and broke the Mississippi girls all-time scoring record in a 77-44 win over Union. With 5:31 left in the first half Vivians drained a 3-pointer to push her over 5,034 career points. The No. 24 prospect in the espnW HoopGurlz Top 100 of 2014 is committed to Mississippi State University.
Lady Wave basketball (18-1) will tangle with Scott Central (17-3) at Ackerman’s Mid-Mississippi Challenge today at 5:45. Tupelo’s lone loss this season was at No. 3 New Hope three weeks ago.
Matt Justice’s team has faced a better teams this season than 2A Scott Central but never an individual player quite like Vivians. “She’s probably the best female to ever play in Mississippi,” said Justice. “I know she’s the best I’ve ever seen. Not many girls can be doubled all night and still put up 45+ points. They’re scrappy but I’m excited to play them.”
Vivians, 2013 Miss Basketball and Gatorade Player of the Year, needs 45 points to top Missy Thomas (Gibsland-Coleman, LA – 1992-1995) as 2nd on the all-time national girls scoring list.
On the boys side, Jeff Norwood’s Golden Wave (13-8) will travel to New Albany to play North Pontotoc (13-8) in the 23rd Annual Hotbed Classic at 3:30. THS is currently No. 5 in this week’s Daily Journal boys rankings. North comes in a No. 9.