SHORTER: Taylor shatters Gulf South Conference scoring record
Shorter senior guard Phil Taylor has had big nights before for the Hawks’ basketball team, but never one like he had this week.
Helping his team take on the Carver College Cougars, Taylor broke the Gulf South Conference’s single-game scoring record with 62 points in a 109-86 win Monday.
Prior to Monday night, the GSC record stood at 51 points, set during the 1991-92 season by Floyd Patterson of West Alabama.
Taylor’s previous best was 46 points in a contest against North Georgia last December, a performance that broke Shorter’s single-game record.
The previous Shorter record was 45, held by Larry Throgmorton, who was inducted into the Shorter Hall of Fame in 2011. Throgmorton graduated in 1971.
Taylor scored 40 of his 62 in the second half, helping the Hawks improve to 4-0 with the non-conference victory. The Brooklyn, New York, native was averaging 28.3 points per game through Shorter’s first three games.
The Hawks return to action Saturday at Lee University for their first Gulf South Conference game of the season. Tipoff is set for 7 p.m. from Cleveland, Tennessee.