Freshman Gracyn Gilliard breaks MHS Girls’ Basketball record


From Gracyn Gilliard

GAME ON Preparing for a pass, Gracyn Gilliard, freshman looks for an open player on her team at the Oct. 29 scrimmage against Oregon Davis.

Lauren Hoogeveen

Glancing over to the sidelines, Gracyn Gilliard, freshman, watches her coach flash up two fingers and mouth the words “two points.” He was referencing breaking the record of most points scored in a game. Passing Ellen Blackmun’s 36 points in 1989, Gilliard scored 38 points at the Dec. 20 game against Washington Township. 

“The pressure of two free throws was crazy, especially since I’d never been the best at free throws,” Gilliard said. “Coach called a timeout, and everyone was cheering and dumped water on me after.”