Senior Macy Miller besting her own records
HURON — The records continued to fall for Mitchell’s Macy Miller in a win over school-rival Huron Tuesday.
After setting the Class AA single-game scoring record with 49 points Saturday against Spearfish, the senior broke three more school records, which she had set in her junior season. She surpassed in 17 games as a senior what took her 26 games to accomplish last season.
“It’s pretty exciting to break your own records,” Miller said after setting the Kernel girls’ single season scoring, steals and free-throws made standards in Mitchell’s 73-48 win over the Tigers Tuesday.
Coming into the game just 18 points away from equaling her own Kernel record of 493 points in a season, Miller scored early and often, setting the milestone with 3:19 left in the second quarter on a fast-break layup after a mid-court steal.
“The scoring record is probably one of the most important to me,” Miller said when asked where these records rank among her accomplishments.
“Scoring is something I worked really hard on over the summer.”
Miller finished the game with 41 points, the third time in four games the South Dakota State University signee has surpassed 40 points in a game. She is the first Kernel girl to eclipse 500 points in a season, with 516 through 17 games.
With three regular-season games and as many as five playoff games left for the Kernels, Macy is chasing down her cousin Mike Miller’s record of 689 points scored in a season, which he set for the Kernel boys in 1998.
“I never really thought about that,” Miller said. “If it happens, it happens, but I’m not going to worry about it.”
Less than a minute before setting the new scoring mark, Miller again bested herself with her third steal of the game to bring her season total to 78, beating last year’s mark of 77. She finished with seven steals and has 84 on the season.
Miller also set a new Kernel standard when she hit a free throw with 2.6 seconds remaining in the second quarter. The make gave her 142 for the season.
“It is something I take pride in,” Miller said of her free-throw shooting. “Games can come down to a free throw and you have to be ready to step up and knock down the big shot.”
Miller is still on pace to break Kerri Young’s school record for points in a career (1,760), while also having as many as eight games to add to the records she already holds.