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Ritter becomes Titan girls’ all-time leading scorer

On Friday, Jan. 29 the Tea Area High School girls used a 29-10 second quarter advantage to surge ahead against Madison and never look back, taking the 78-41 win. Madison, who never led in the game, shot just over 29 percent in the game. The Titans shot over 54 percent in the game.

A highlight of the night was Olivia Ritter’s 17 points scored, making her the school’s new all-time leading scorer. Going into the game at Madison, Ritter needed just three points to pass Karlee McKinney for the girls basketball all-time career scoring record. She entered the game with 1,300 points.

Tea Area High School girls’ basketball career scoring record was previous held by McKinney who had 1,302 points. Ritter’s performance on Friday night pushed her to 1,317 points.

“Liv got the record pretty early in the game and Madison was great about it and let us acknowledge her during the game. Typically with something like that it could get to a player and they might press a little bit because it’s a big accomplishment. Liv just seemed to go about the business of basketball,” said Titan head coach Adam Schorzmann. “She’s such a competitor and it’s great having a girl on your team with that type of passion and commitment. It’s really a great feat and I’m extremely proud of her. I think she sets the tone for our whole program with how competitive she is and I know more than the points she just wants to win... at everything. That really boosts our program and makes us better.”

Ritter also had five rebounds, one assist and two steals in the game.

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