The Mercer County Lady Titans’ basketball season ended just over a month ago, but senior Heidi Huffman already misses it. The Lady Titans will miss her more.
“Anytime you have a senior of Heidi’s caliber on and off the floor, it leaves a void (when they graduate). She is not a real vocal kid, but rather leads by example. She is always positive and very, very coachable. She has been great to the younger girls and that is one of those priceless commodities that takes time to replace,” said Mercer County Head Coach Chris Souder.
Huffman finished her career with 1,426 career points, which included 213 three-pointers made. She also became just the fourth player in Lady Titans history to eclipse the 1,000 point mark.
Her 312 three-pointers made is seventh all-time in the state and first in 12th Region history. She made 112 three-pointers her junior season, which is ninth all-time in the state and also a 12th Region record. Although she said the records are great, she will remember the fun times she had being a Lady Titan even more.
“My best memories were being with the team. There is nothing like going into a big game, with a huge crowd there to cheer you on. It was always great to go out on the court with my teammates. I am going to miss it,” said Huffman.
The senior, who recently signed to play college basketball at Lindsey Wilson College, wasn’t aware of her record breaking career until it was over.
“It is really cool. I didn’t know I set any records and I wasn’t really planning on setting records. I was just playing basketball, but I’ll always cherish that,” said Huffman.
One of the reasons Huffman was so successful from beyond the arc is because her head coach, Souder, always had faith in her.
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