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Ohm’s scoring record likely will fall

By Donny Henn

Post-Bulletin, Rochester MN

Don’t look now, Katie Ohm, but Tayler Hill is right behind you. And she’s much closer than was previously reported.

Minneapolis South senior Tayler Hill is literally on the verge of breaking the state scoring record of 3,694 points set by Ohm in 2005 at Elgin-Millville.

Hill scored 30 points for South in a 62-48 win over Rochester John Marshall on Saturday night, raising her career points tally to 3,669, according to Minneapolis South school officials.

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That would mean Hill, who averages 32 points per game, will likely break Ohm’s scoring record in South’s next game, which is Feb. 17 against Minneapolis Roosevelt.

"It was a goal when I was in eighth grade, but I wouldn’t have reached it without all my teammates and coaches," Hill said.

"I’m not as hung up on the scoring record as I used to be, though; records are made to be broken," she added. "It’s an accomplishment, I guess, whether it’s mine for a long time or a little while."

It was reported here last week that Hill was still 294 points short of the record with six regular-season games remaining, based on numbers that were posted on a Twin Cities-based basketball Web site.

In that scenario it might’ve been neccessary for Minneapolis South to get to the state tournament and play three games there, for Hill to get the record.

But Minneapolis South coach Ahmil Jihad and South athletic director Mark Sanders both said they have confidence in their numbers. Jihad has been the head coach at South for Hill’s entire five-year varsity career.

Sanders said he had been contacted by some Twin Cities media in recent days, also trying to determine Hill’s exact point total. Sanders said he will attempt to confirm her scoring numbers before South’s next game.

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