Mary Beth Sallee
Hart Co. News-Herald
The Raider and Lady Raider basketball teams bounced into the new year with new records.
On December 28 while both teams were in Gatlinburg, Tenn., for holiday tournaments, seniors Dea Bradley and Clark Rexroat broke school records that had been held for over 30 years.
Going into last week, Bradley needed just 4 points to become the all-time leading scorer for girls at Hart County High School (HCHS) and 39 points to become the all-time leading scorer for both boys and girls.
During the Lady Raiders’ first game last Wednesday, Bradley passed Laura Shelton’s record to become the all-time leading scorer among girls at HCHS. In that same game, Bradley finished with 28 points, leaving her with only 11 points needed to break the all-time scorer record.
Last Thursday in the Lady Raiders’ win against Dawson County, Ga., Bradley scored 30 points to become the all-time leading scorer in HCHS history. She surpassed the previous record of 2,648 points held by Tick Rogers since 1992.
In the Raiders’ victory last week over Young American Christian (Georgia), Rexroat had eight assists.
This gave Rexroat a total of 404 career assists, making him the all-time assist leader in HCHS boys ba
sketball history. This surpassed the previous record of 397 also held by Tick Rogers’ since 1992.
Additionally, Dea Bradley also currently sets at #1 in the state for points averaged per game at 32.1. She is also on track to become the school’s only player – boy or girl – to score 3,000 points in her career at HCHS.
The Hart County News-Herald would like to congratulate both of these outstanding athletes!