Mallory Ramage took the inbounds pass near midcourt, dribbled using her dominant left hand down the left side of the court and floated in a short jumper to eclipse a 34-year-old Mattoon record Thursday night.

The senior guard dropped in 43 points during the 86-19 win to surpass Barb Blume’s single-game mark of 42 set in 1988.

Ramage, who has already set the MHS career scoring record and surpassed 2,000 points despite an abbreviated junior season, scored on the opening play of the fourth quarter against a hapless 1-15 Urbana squad that fell behind 30-8 after one quarter and trailed 76-17 entering the final quarter.

Coach Amanda Aydt then called time out to recognize the moment before pulling her from the game. Ramage also rested a bit in the second quarter.

“I am so happy for Mallory and very proud of her,” Aydt said. “She has earned it and is very deserving of breaking the school record. All of her hard work has really paid off.”

Mallory Ramage drives for the record-setting basket. (Video/Eric Maple)

So how’d Ramage do it?

Here is her scoring by quarter.


And here are a few other key stats for Ramage:

  • Made 15 of 18 field-goal attempts
  • Made both 3-point attempts
  • 7 of 10 on FTs
  • 555 total points this season
  • Averaging 24.3 points per game.

She also had eight steals and six rebounds. Plus, teammates Lily Ghere and Paige Farmer scored 13 and 10 points, respectively.


MATTOON: Ramage 17 7-10 43, Ghere 5 0-0 13, Farmer 3 4-4 10, Maple 3 0-0 6, Pruitt 3 0-0 6, Niebrugge 2 0-0 4, Sewell 1 0-0 2. 3-pointers – Ghere 3, Ramage 2. Totals 35 11-14 86. Record: 21-2.

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