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Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Chong sets Westchester County scoring record

UConn signee Saniya Chong became the all-time leading scorer in Westchester (N.Y.) County history during a fourth-quarter scoring barrage to lead her Ossining (N.Y.) squad to an 88-79 win over Hamilton on Wednesday night.

According to the Journal News, Chong broke the record of Peekskill's Sheila Wagner with a three-point play in a fourth quarter. Chong had 24 of her 43 points in the final quarter and also had eight rebounds and nine assists.

Chong now has 2,492 points and she has a chance to break Karen O'Connor's New York Section 1 scoring record of 2,662 set from 1983-87 at FDR-Hyde Park.

Next up is Chong becoming just the 14th New York girls' basketball player to score 2,500 career points. That figures to happen when Ossining plays Norland out of Miami on Friday at 6:30 p.m. in the Rose Classic at Bishop Ford High School.

Chong is also one of four nominees from the state of New York for the McDonald's All-American Game which will be played on Apr. 3 at the United Center in Chicago. There were no girls from Connecticut nominated to play in the game. Amity's Zac Campbell and three players from Suffield Academy are Connecticut's nominees for the boys' game.

The 24-member boys' and girls' teams will be announced during a selection show beginning at 5 p.m. on Feb. 14 on ESPNU.



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