Scott Central's Vivians Could Break Scoring Record Friday

By: Louis Montesi, III
By: Louis Montesi, III

Scott Central guard/forward Victoria Vivians has won so many awards and earned so many honors, you couldn't fit them in the rafters of the Rebel's old school field house in Forest, Mississippi.

"Nineteen years ago, I don't think that I would have ever imagined being in a position like this now," said Scott Central coach Chad Harrison. "As I tell people, everybody aught to get a chance to coach a Victoria Vivians."

With 4,993 points, the Mississippi State signee needs just 23 more to break the Magnolia State's high school scoring record. However, all she wants to do is win.

"Well it's going to feel good, but I'm not too worried about that," said Vivians. "I'm just worried about my team winning the game Friday."

Vivians averages 45 points per game, so when the Rebels host Union on Friday, the record set by former Mt. Salus Christian and Mississippi State guard Mary Kathryn Govero will likely be broken.

"To have a player that has the opportunity to break a record that a lot of people thought was unachievable and to have an opportunity not only to break it, but really shatter it... It's an amazing opportunity," said Harrison.

Amazing though it may be, the two-time state champion and 2010 ESPN-Gatorade Player of the Year never talks about the hype. She said she doesn't even know who Govero is, and she is quick to bring her teammates into the equation.

"We all work together, and we have a point guard," said Vivians. "She got to bring the ball up the court. And we have our wing. She had to take over, like last night, she had to take over becuase I had two fouls in the first quarter. She did pretty good. And the team: we all go together, and we know what we've got to do to win."

Vivians will never promote her legendary play, but by friday, she won't have to.

"The way that she has to play every night for her team to win and the way she's guarded by so many people... I don't think there's any question. I'll go ahead and say it now," said Harrison. "I think Victoria Vivians is the best player that's ever played in Mississippi."

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