ROCKFORD – Hononegah’s Jordan King broke Brea Edwards’ all-time NIC-10 scoring record, hitting a free throw in the third quarter to break the record, but Boylan knocked off Hononegah, 66-59, to claim sole possession of first place in the NIC-10.
Boylan remains undefeated overall this season, handing the Lady Indians their first conference loss. Peyton Kennedy scored 28 points to lead all scorers, while King scored 25 in the loss.
The teams played in front of a packed house at Boylan, making for an exciting atmosphere for the players.
“It’s amazing,” Kennedy said. “We don’t always get the opportunity with a lot of people coming to girls basketball games. I think it’s really special having everyone come out and watch us.”
King got off to a slow start with the Boylan defense hounding her all night. She had three points at halftime, but came alive in the 2nd half. After getting a couple of buckets and a free throw, King went to the line and calmly knocked down the free throw to give her the scoring record. But she didn’t even know she was that close coming into the game.
“Honestly, I didn’t even know that was going to happen tonight,” King said. “It’s just crazy to know I own that record now. And I honestly just can’t thank my teammates enough because I wouldn’t be able to do the stuff I do without them.”
King now has 2,147 career points, breaking Edwards’ record of 2,130. Hononegah will get another shot at Boylan in February, and the teams could meet again in the playoffs.