Victoria Vivians made history and kept going last week. Vivians, a senior wing at Scott Central (Forest, Miss.), scored 41 points in a 77-44 defeat of Union on Friday to pass Mary Kathryn Whittle as the state’s all-time leading girls basketball scorer. She donated the game ball to the state’s Sports Hall of Fame and Museum.
On Saturday, Vivians scored a season-high 60 points in an 88-84 loss to Tupelo.
Vivians has been on the team’s varsity since she was in the eighth grade.
“We knew she was going to be a really good player back then, but I don’t think we could ever imagine she would be the player she is today,” said Scott Central coach Chad Harrison. “Obviously, as most kids do, she got better in ball-handling and with her consistency in shooting. What she has always had is the will to win. That drive is what elevates her above the rest.”
Vivians has a chance to win her third state title, including a second consecutive title. She has either been No. 1 or No. 2 in scoring in the nation her past three seasons.
“We give her the ball a lot,” Harrison said. When she was younger, she had a lot of talent around her and she didn’t have to do as much. I may have to retire when she leaves.”.
Vivians, who has signed with Mississippi State, leads the American Family Insurance ALL-USA Performances of the Week. The rest of the top performances:
Cheyenne Clark, girls basketball, Deptford, Deptford Township, N.J.
Junior forward had 25 points and 25 rebounds in a 49-45 defeat of Gloucester City on Tuesday to become the first player at her school to get 1,000 points and 1,000 rebounds. Clark passed 1,000 rebounds last week and reached the 1,000-point mark with a put-back shot in the third quarter on Tuesday.
Karli Gutsche, girls soccer, Newsome, Lithia, Fla.
Junior midfielder, who has said she plans to sign with Auburn, scored a hat trick to lead her team to a 7-0 region playoff defeat of Boone (Orlando) on Thursday.
Tyra Hughes, girls basketball, Walkersville, Md.
Senior guard set a school record with her 1,270th career point Tuesday in a 49-37 defeat of Oakdale (Ijamsville). She finished with 20 points in the win.
Bryant Jackson, boys basketball, Linton-Stockton, Linton, Ind.
Junior guard broke the school record with six three-pointers en route to a 32-point game in a 62-42 defeat of Union (Dugger) on Tuesday.
Tyus Jones, boys basketball, Apple Valley, Minn.
Senior guard, who has signed with Duke, scored 38 points in a 93-67 defeat of Prior Lake on Friday and 31 points in a 104-61 defeat of Lakeville South (Lakeville) on Tuesday.
Tim McCulley, boys basketball, Notre Dame, Batavia, N.Y.
Senior wing had 21 points, 11 rebounds, 10 assists and five steals to lead his team to a 87-41 defeat of Holley on Jan. 22.
Maura Muensterman, girls basketball, Mater Dei (Evansville, Ind.)
Senior guard, who has signed with Indiana, had seven assists in a 72-33 defeat of Heritage Hills (Lincoln City) on Monday to set the state record for career assists with 704. She also had 29 points, including five three-pointers.
Annie Thomas, girls basketball, Southwestern, Shelbyville, Ind.
Senior guard broke her school’s scoring record with 38 points, including five three-pointers, in a 59-54 defeat of Indian Creek (Trafalgar) on Saturday.
Erin Voss, girls swimming, Northampton, Mass..
Sophomore set a school record of 58.08 seconds in the 100-meter butterfly in a dual meet Tuesday with Amherst-Pelham. She already held the school marks in the 200 freestyle, 500 freestyle, 200 individual medley and 100 backstroke.