Pitt commit John Hugley and the Brush Arcs faced the Mayfield Wildcats on Friday night and logged a lopsided 90-52 win. The team got a significant boost from Hugley, who scored 52 points in the game, setting a record for single-game scoring at Brush. And with the victory over the Wildcats, the Arcs clinched their fourth straight Western Reserve Conference title.
Of Hugley’s 52 points, nine came on three-point shots and five came on free throws, but the majority of his total was scored in the paint. And in addition to the record-setting point total, Hugley accounted for 45 percent of his team’s 33 rebounds on the night, as he pulled in 15.
“I’ve worked with USA Basketball, Nike, and the Elite 100,” Brush coach Chet Mason told Jay Kron of the News Herald. “There’s not many high school basketball players playing better than John right now. I can say that because I work with the who’s-who of high school basketball. There’s not 20 players that are playing better than him. There’s just not.”
Hugley entered the game as a candidate for Ohio’s Mr. Basketball title, and his performance against Mayfield, who he came seven points shy of outscoring single-handedly, should help his cause. He also helped his team improve to 15-5 overall and 10-0 in the WRC.