Young, Miller nearing Mitchell school records
Mitchell's Kerri Young and Macy Miller, an all-state duo, will likely eclipse a pair of school scoring records this weekend at the Class AA state girls' basketball tournament.
Young needs 15 points to break the school's all-time career points record, while Miller needs 32 points to break the school's single-season girls' points mark.
"It's definitely not easy putting up the numbers they are," Mitchell coach Wes Morgan said.
Young, a 6-foot senior forward, is already the all-time leading scorer in Kernel girls' basketball history. She eclipsed the mark earlier this year in a game against Spearfish at the Corn Palace.
A four-year starter, Young has 1,729 career points. She's averaging 17.5 points per game this year.
Mike Miller, now an NBA player for the Miami Heat, holds the school record for most career points with 1,743. Mike Miller played for the Kernels from 1994 to 1998. Macy Miller, a cousin to Mike, is approaching a record held by Jeana (Hoffman) Krome.
Krome scored 481 points during her senior season in 2003-04. Miller has 450 points this season and is averaging a team-best 19.6 points per game.
"It's a compliment to all the time they put in the gym and them listening and us coaching them up," Morgan said. "That's why they're in the situation they're in with their points."
Mitchell senior forward Kristin Sabers is also shooting for a milestone this weekend.
Sabers needs 53 points to score her 1,000th career point.
The Class AA state tournament is a guaranteed three games for all eight qualifiers. Mitchell (20-3) plays Rapid City Central in the first round at 8:45 p.m. Central time today at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center.