Summit Christian Academy senior Taurin Hughes broke the school’s career scoring record during the Eagles’ 74-69 victory last week over Central Academy on Feb. 13.
Hughes’ third-quarter jump shot from the outside took him over the previous record of 1,088 points set by 2007 graduate Austin Null. Hughes scored a total of 22 points in the game, bringing his career points total to 1,104. He added another 24 points Feb. 17 in the Eagles 74-66 win over O’Hara.
“Taurin has been a privilege to coach the last four years,” SCA basketrball coach Jake Kates said. “He is the epitome of an athlete – setting goals and dedicating himself to reaching those goals.”
After Taurin’s record-breaking shot, the game was suspended for a few minutes during which time Kates announced his accomplishment to the crowd. The game ball was presented to Hughes who in turn gave it to his parents, Danan and Tifanni Hughes, who were watching in the stands.
“I have never had a player who worked as hard as Taurin does in the off-season and away from practice,” Kates added. “He deserves the accolades he receives because of his hard work, drive, and dedication to the game. He is leaving a great legacy at SCA.”