Robinson and Madison share 2,000 points in basketball

GUIN — Two athletes at Marion County High School have been awarded an honor not many receive. Sophomore Lily Robinson and junior Tye Madison each received a Wilson basketball with their name, jersey number and the amount of points they have amassed: 1,000.

The awards were given on Friday, Jan. 5, during the basketball games between MCHS and Hubbertville. After the girls’ game was over, Robinson’s name was called and coach Scott Veal presented the basketball to a surprised Robinson.

“Lily is a hard worker who has dedicated a tremendous amount of time to improve her game, and it’s paying off for her,” Veal said. “I’m proud to be able to coach her.”

Robinson said she has been playing basketball since the seventh grade. Regarding the award, she said, “I thank God and my teammates.”

As the boys’ game began, Madison was merely points away from his thousand mark, which he received during the first period, with loud cheers from the audience.

Coach Casey Fox presented Madison’s basketball to him during half time and congratulated him.

“Tye is a hard worker and plays the game the right way,” Fox said. “He has been a contributor for us since ninth grade.  I am very proud of how he has progressed and look forward to seeing him continue to develop. Tye is the ultimate player and teammate, and we look forward to seeing his many other accomplishments!”

Principal Seth Seaborn also complimented both players.

“Lily and Tye are both outstanding student athletes at Marion County High School,” Seaborn stated. I am extremely proud of them for reaching one thousand career points.”

He also said he is looking forward to watching these two and the teams carry on the winning tradition at MCHS.

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