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Luella head coach LaToya Brown and Keely Brown (forefront) have been around for four years. Setting a record makes LaToya happy.

LOCUST GROVE — Luella High senior Keely Brown became the Lady Lions’ all-time scoring and steals leader Tuesday night.

With a stat line of 1,505 points, 786 rebounds, 234 assists and 299 steals, Brown etched her name into the Lady Lions’ history book. The records surpass those of Kamya Hollingshed.

Head coach Latoya Brown says that it means a lot for the program to see her athlete reach these records.

“I have coached Keely since her ninth-grade year — so to see her flourish in so many areas on and off the court is fulfilling,” Brown said. “Keely is a very unselfish player. I tell her a lot sometimes ‘I don’t need you to be Lebron, I need you to be Kobe’ but she’s just not that type of kid. She’s going to get everyone around her involved. For her to reach this milestone with the caliber of teammates she’s had is big. She’s played with Kamya Hollingshed, Zari Bankston, Imani Mcneal that were just pure scorers. And now Paris Miller. So to be able to accomplish that with such a good supporting cast is remarkable. She’s not shooting 30 shots a game and still, she’s breaking records.”

It’s not just the fact that Brown does well on the court, she also excels in the classroom. Coach Brown is proud of what Keely has accomplished: She has a 3.9 GPA, is a D-I signee and is overall a good kid with great parents.

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Graduated from South Carolina State University in 2015. Been with the Henry Herald and Clayton News in two capacities as a sports journalist and interim sports editor.

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