Annie Rauch Sets School Record
The Hilliard Darby girls basketball team hit the hardwood again Tuesday night, January 8th, at home against Thomas Worthington.
The lady Panthers entered the game with a 9-4 record, hoping to add another win to their 2018-19 campaign. The game started slow, with the Panthers leading 10-6 after the first quarter. Momentum quickly shifted, and the Cardinals had the lead after two quarters, 19-15. The Panthers went down 32-22 heading into the fourth quarter.
With a free throw near the start of the fourth quarter, Annie Rauch set the new career scoring record with 1,070 points. The previous record was held by 2004 graduate, Kristi Brogan, who had 1,069 total points in her career.
Rauch had this to say about her achievement, “It feels really cool to have accomplished some of my biggest individual goals. It makes all of the really hard practices and workouts worth it.”
The Panthers picked up some momentum in the fourth quarter, holding Thomas Worthington to just five points. Darby put up a fight by scoring 12 points, but it was not enough as the Panthers fell to the Cardinals, 37-34.
Sydney Wyngarden was the leading scorer for the Panthers, finishing 5/12 in field goals with 13 points. Sophomore Sophia Iosue finished with nine points and one three-pointer. Annie Rauch finished her record breaking evening with nine points, 13 rebounds, and five blocks.
The team has many goals, but one stands out from the rest, and Annie Rauch explained that “I want to win the conference with my team. It has been my biggest goal this season to do whatever it takes for us to win.”
The lady Panthers are back in action on Friday, January 18th at home against Delaware Hayes. The game starts at 7PM, and is a conference game for the Panthers.