August 22, 2014

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Mason Monroe stands tall as Wildcats second all-time leading scorer

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By: Sam McClanahan, Reporter

The first hurdle was eclipsed on a handmade court, inside of a small pole barn on Broadford road.

A one-on-one game played between father and son, a game that had been contested countless times before finally ended in a different result. The boy, around 12 years of age, stood alone above his competition. It would be the first of many milestones to come in the life of Mason Monroe.

Fast forward six years later, to the second quarter of an early January home game between the Wildcats and Calvary Christian, and there's Monroe; coming around a screen and elevating for a pull-up jumper at the left elbow, a shot he's mastered over the course of his life. The ball splashes through the basket, and Monroe finds himself alone again as he surpassed Bobby Wyatt for second place on the all-time scoring list in the history of Pendleton County boys basketball. The Wildcats public address announcer notified the home crowd of Monroe's historic achievement and he received a deafening standing ovation. He walked off the court with an even 1,900 points.