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Fayette County girls’ basketball has a new all-time scoring leader

Paul Laurence Dunbar's Mashayla Cecil dribbles against Simon Kenton in the Traditional Bank Holiday Classic in the Bueter Gymnasium in Lexington, Ky., Tuesday, December 19, 2017.
Paul Laurence Dunbar's Mashayla Cecil dribbles against Simon Kenton in the Traditional Bank Holiday Classic in the Bueter Gymnasium in Lexington, Ky., Tuesday, December 19, 2017.

Taveion Hollingsworth isn’t the only Paul Laurence Dunbar star who put his name in the record books as a senior.

Mashayla Cecil, a senior on the Dunbar girls’ basketball team, became the all-time leading scorer in Fayette County girls’ basketball history in the Bulldogs’ 58-42 win at Woodford County on Wednesday night.

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Cecil scored 35 points against the Yellow Jackets. She entered the game with 2,113 career points, needing 13 to eclipse the county record of 2,125 set by Lafayette’s Kiara Pankins last season.

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Paul Laurence Dunbar's Mashayla Cecil shoots against Lafayette at Lafayette's gymnasium in Lexington, Ky., Monday, January 16, 2017. Matt Goins

The Bulldogs (18-9) have at least two games left to play this season: versus Madison Central at home at 7:45 p.m. Friday, and their semifinals matchup with Lexington Catholic in the 43rd District tournament on Tuesday. Dunbar is favored to advance to the 11th Region tournament.

Hollingsworth last season became the all-time leading scorer in Lexington history. He finished his career with 2,495 points, topping the previous mark set by Bryan Station’s Mike Allen (2,408) in 1989.

Kelli Stamper, a former star for Lexington Catholic, is the all-time leading girls’ scorer in Lexington history. She scored 2,539 points with the Knights.

Josh Moore: 859-231-1307, @HLpreps

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