Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Stevie Taylor Breaks 43 Year Old Gahanna Scoring Record

With 9 seconds left in the first quarter of the Gahanna Lincoln versus Lancaster game, Stevie Taylor received an outlet pass from junior guard Aaron Roberson and converted a layup to score his 5th point of the night, and the 1263rd point of his career, to break the 43 year old Gahanna Lincoln all-time scoring record. The record was previously set by Mark Browning during the 1968-69 season. This week, Taylor spoke to Browning on the phone about the record. According to Taylor, “Mr. Browning was cool. He congratulated me on my success, and he stated that although he is disappointed that his record was about to fall, he had heard I was a good kid and he wished me good luck at OU (Ohio University). That meant a lot to me.”

Although individual records are secondary to team goals, Stevie Taylor’s career and Gahanna Lincoln’s recent success have gone hand-in-hand. Not only did Taylor score his 1000th point last year during the regional final against the #1 nationally ranked Columbus Northland, Taylor led his team to the school’s first undefeated regular season (20-0), the school’s first District and Regional championships, and the program’s first state tournament appearance last season. So far this year, Gahanna Lincoln is undefeated at 15-0, ranked second in the state polls, and is well positioned to win back-to-back conference championships, a feat that has not been accomplished by any school in the league since 1980, and a chance at Gahanna’s second district championship. Congratulations to Stevie, his family and Gahanna Lincoln High School for a truly special accomplishment! To see pictures of the game, visit the Buckeye Prep Facebook Fan Page.  Also, to check out 10TV's  and NBC4's coverage of the occasion, click on the following link. Cap City Prep Video.