• Penny Weichel

Grill burned Titusville with school record 11 treys in 2002

Apparently some Franklin fans were asking if the eight three-pointers Easton Fulmer made Monday in a 41-point effort against Clarion-Limestone was a school record.

The answer is no.

Jason Grill posted a clip from The Derrick/The News-Herald on Twitter about Shaun Grill’s 44-point effort against Titusville in 2002. Grill buried 11 three-pointers in that game, a school record, according to Bruce Mellring who covered the game for this newspaper.

Someone else tweeted that he believed Tyus Wood netted eight three-pointers against Sharon a few years back. That is true, so Fulmer matched Wood – apparently for No. 2.

Wood also made seven three’s against George Junior and six against Slippery Rock his senior year. His seven trey-outing on Feb. 8, 2019, marked the seventh time the Knights canned 10 or more trifectas in a game that season.

Mellring also reported that Shaun Grill flirted with the school record for most points in a game. It was believed Chuck Snell held the mark with 49. But it was learned a few years ago that Snell’s “big game” came in junior high. He did put up 42 his last season as a varsity player in 1957.

So Grill actually tied Mike Anderson’s boys school record of 44 points during the 1977-78 season. And his senior season Grill shattered Franklin's school record for three-pointers with more than 110.

Their record has since been broken, first by Dillon King with 48 points in 2012 and equalled by Preston Morgan in 2018. The girls record is 46 set in 1976 by Terri Brinker.

Morgan buried six three’s en route to his 48, as did Kyle Russell in his 42-point game in 2015.

Franklin’s “40-point” club (including girls):

48 -- Dillon King 2012 and Preston Morgan 2018

46 -- Terri Brinker 1976

44 -- Mike Anderson 1978 and Shaun Grill 2002

43 -- King 2012

42 -- Chuck Snell 1957, Jim Guyton 1971 and Kyle Russell 2015

41 -- Guyton 1970 and Easton Fulmer 2021

40 -- Val Hricsina 1986 (twice)

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