ANACONDA – Last weekend against Florence, Anaconda senior Braxton Hill hit the 1,500-point mark and moved into fifth place on the Copperheads’ all-time scoring list, passing his sister Torry in the process.
Torry went on to the University of Montana, where she joined another Anaconda star, Ally Hurley, to bring the Grizzlies two Big Sky Conference championships. Braxton has also passed the legendary Wayne Estes and now has his sights set on Ed Kalafat and Hurley, the school’s all-time leading scorer.
“I kind of knew coming in that I was kind of up there,” Hill said. “(Anaconda sports historian Blake Hempstead) did a great job of letting me know the scoring list and stuff, and there’s a lot of great names, so it feels pretty cool to be up there. They mean a lot,” Hill said in reference to the names he’s passing. “I don’t really know Ed and I didn’t (know) Wayne, but I know our assistant coaches really know Wayne. They’ve told me a lot about him. And I know Ally Hurley personally. I used to play her in horse and one-on-one, so that’s pretty cool.”
Hill is just 16 points from passing Scott Hurley for fourth all-time and only 31 points behind Rob Hurley for third. He will look to continue his ascent up the leaderboard when Anaconda visits Missoula Loyola Saturday night.