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Varsity Basketball Player Sets New SCA Record

SCA Athletic Director and Varsity Boys Basketball Coach Jake Kates presents the game ball to SCA Senior Taurin Hughes.

SCA Athletic Director and Varsity Boys Basketball Coach Jake Kates presents the game ball to SCA Senior Taurin Hughes.

SCA Senior Basketball Player Taurin Hughes Breaks School Record

(Lee’s Summit, MO) – Summit Christian Academy (SCA) Senior Varsity Basketball player Taurin Hughes broke the school’s record for career points scored in a game against Central Academy this week.  Hughes’ third-quarter jump shot from the outside took him over the previous record of 1,088 point set by 2007 graduate Austin Null.  Taurin scored a total of 22 points in the game, bringing his career points total to 1,104. 

“Taurin has been a privilege to coach the last four years,” said SCA Varsity Boys’ Basketball Coach and SCA Athletic Director Jake Kates.  “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 Coach 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.”

The SCA Eagles went on to defeat Central Academy 74-69, improving to 17 and 5 on the season. 

Photo:  SCA Athletic Director and Varsity Boys Basketball Coach Jake Kates presents the game ball to SCA Senior Taurin Hughes. Taurin broke the school record for career points scored in a basketball game. 

 

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