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Oil City

(Points scored wearing OCHS uniform)

CAREER SCORING

Boys

1,130 -- Ben Schill, 1996

975 -- Chris Jasiota, 2003

949 -- Logan Way, 2014

842 -- Cam Van Wormer, 2023

838 -- Ike Cleaves, 1920

831 -- Mike Koziara, 1994

830 -- Jackson McFall, 2016

822 -- Ellis Hall, 1921*

792 -- Holden Stahl, 2021

790 -- Dallas Williams, 2011

762 -- Matt May, 2009

757 -- Dutch Burch, 1950

745 -- Andrew Williams, 2014

745 -- Morgan Hadley, 2016

735 -- Judias Johnson, 2022

734 -- Jake Hornbeck, 2023

718 -- Devon Geib, 2014

* -- record incomplete

Jay Schill scored 1,573 points, but only 255 points for Oil City his senior year in 1990.

Jackson McFall scored 1,097 points, but 267 as a freshman at CLA in 2013.

GIRLS

1,346 -- Tracy Whitling, 1997

1,217 -- Jackie Craft, 1997

1,149 -- Jodi Gault, 1975

1,093 -- Riley Davis, 2015

1,044 -- Peggy Gregory, 1989

1,038 -- Sarah McCauley, 2017

1,020 -- Bridget Hale, 1986

1,010 -- Trish Erickson, 1977

963 -- Melinda Hale, 1973

882 -- Joan Smith, 1982

771 -- Jane Hajduk, 1985

751 -- Joan Pleger, 1981***

750 -- Kevaney Martin, 750**

700 -- Karen Smith, 1982*

'Modern era' pre-winter

626 -- Peg McDougal, 1975 (junior and senior seasons only)

SINGLE-SEASON SCORING

Boys

545 -- Steve Cleaves, 1920*

498 -- Mike Emick, 1971

462 -- Ellis Hall, 1921*

434 -- Ron McCoid, 1966

431 -- Ben Schill, 1996

417 -- Morgan Hadley, 2015

401 -- Logan Way, 2013

* -- Played in an era when teams had designated free throw shooters; Cleaves did average 6.1 field goals per game, Hall 5.9. Also missing games from Hall's freshman and sophomore years.

Girls

555 -- Bridget Hale, 1986

537 -- Joan Smith, 1982

527 -- Jodi Gault, 1975

481 -- Trish Erickson, 1977

460 -- Peg McDougal, 1975

451 -- Peggy Gregory, 1989

433 -- Bridget Hale, 1984

414 -- Jane Hajduk, 1984

36 or more

Boys

56 -- Mike Emick, 1971

51 -- Al Foster, 1918

45 -- Tom Mix, 1970

44 -- Ron McCoid, 1966

43 -- Steve "Ike" Cleaves, 1920

42 -- Steve "Ike" Cleaves, 1919

36 -- Al Foster, 1918

Girls

48 -- Trish Erickson, 1976 (fall)

46 -- Bridget Hale (2X), 1986

42 -- Bridget Hale, 1986

39 -- Peggy Gregory, 1989

38 -- Trish Erickson, 1976 (fall)

37 -- Peggy Gregory, 1989

36 -- Bridget Hale, 1986

OF NOTE --  Jay Schill finished with 1,573 points, but only 255 of those came at Oil City.  Jackson McFall's career total includes 267 he scored as a Christian Life Academy ninth-grader.  Joan Smith scored 882 of her 1,205 points for Oil City; the rest came as a freshman and sophomore for Venango Christian.

* -- record incomplete

** -- transfer from VC, where she played as a freshman. Scored 456 points for Oil City before illness cut her playing career short.

*** -- Lynne Licht would be on this list too, but missing 15 games from 1979-81 seasons

Rebounds

Game

Boys

Mike Emick -- 36, 32, 31 (2X), 1971

Girls

Peg McDougal -- 36, 1975

Season

Boys

287 -- Matt May, 2009

274 -- Andy Scierka, 1989

256+ -- Mike Emick, 1971*

249 -- Chris Jasiota, 2003

244 -- Dave Pearson, 1964

233 -- Dallas Williams, 2010

226 -- Dave Hodges, 1974

209 -- Tim Teeter, 1977

* -- Emick totaled 256 in 10 of the 25 games in which The Derrick had individual totals listed

Girls

398 -- Peg McDougal, 1975

354 -- Peggy Gregory, 1988

236 -- Heather Schneeberger, 1991

232 -- Peg McDougal, 1974

217 -- Lynne Licht, 1980

212 -- Peggy Gregory, 1987

Career

Boys

700+ -- Ben Schill, 1996**

532 -- Chris Jasiota, 2003

** -- Schill received a plaque from coach Dan Fry late in the season for his 700 career points and rebounds

Girls

1,213 -- Tracy Whitling, 1996

630 -- Peg McDougal, 1975

566 -- Peggy Gregory as soph and junior

3-pointers

Game

Boys 

9 -- Tyler Lukasiak, 2017

Season

Boys

65 -- P.J. McGinty, 2004

51 -- P.J. McGinty, 2005

Girls

39 -- Amanda Jones, 2005

37 -- Amanda Jones, 2003

35 -- Janelle Hall, 1997

33 -- Maddy Neely, 2019

32 -- Chelsea Hall, 2012

32 -- Kerri Wilkinson, 2003

31 -- Jen Stevenson, 2016

Career

Boys

128 -- P.J. McGinty, 2005

112 -- Cam Van Wormer, 2023

107 -- Nolan Carll, 2009

92 -- Brendan Brown, 1991

90 -- Tyler Lukasiak, 2016

76 -- Dallas Williams, 2011

Girls

102 -- Amanda Jones, 2005*

85 -- Janelle Hall, 1997

83 -- Chelsea Hall, 2012

82 -- Jen Stevenson, 2016

62 -- Mya Hidinger, 2011

* -- record incomplete

Assists

Boys

Season

145 -- Bruce McGinnis, 1975*

139 -- Dutch Burch, 1950

120 -- Jake Hornbeck, 2023

94 -- Dutch Burch, 1949

* -- going into final game on Feb. 26; probably ended with 150-plus

Girls

Season

183 -- Janelle Hall, 1996

169 -- Erin Morris, 1993

Career

361 -- Janelle Hall, 1997

Steals

Girls

Season

107 -- Erin Morris, 1993

Free throw shooting

Jon Settlemire -- 13/13 in a 1971 game

Ron McCoid -- 85% in 1965; 39/41 including stretches of 14/14 and 10/10, 1965

C.J. Fletcher, 83% (64-77), 2003

Cam Van Wormer -- 30/33 including 21/21 stretch, 2023

Mike Emick -- 16/17 during 56-point game, 1971

P.J. McGinty was an 80% (49/61) shooter from the line in 2006

Legend

Rick Fletcher -- 25 rebounds and five blocks of layups in first quarter alone in playoff game against Meadville, 1970

Odds and Ends

Jodi Gault -- 44 assists in six playoff games in 1975

From the Oil Can: Your 1948 Oilers. Dutch Burch is No. 27 in the back and Dick Erickson is No. 30.

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Other Numbers of Note

Mike Emick sat out the last 5:30 in the game (121-48 Oiler victory) he scored 56 against Rocky Grove on Feb. 9, 1971. He tied the Section 2 record set on Jan. 19, 1954, by Meadville's Lloyd Sharrar against Franklin...Emick had 22 points and 32 rebounds against the Grove earlier in the 1971-72 season...Emick had five games of 30 or more rebounds, including a high of 36 against Franklin. He totaled 256 boards in the 10 (of 25) games that  rebounds were reported to the newspaper...Injuries his junior year might have cost him membership in the 700 club; he totaled 600 points in his two seasons on the varsity...

Emick bucketed 20 field goals and was 16/17 from the line; Al Foster had 22 field goals and was 7/16 from the line when he scored 51 against Titusville, a 105-14 victory,  in 1918...All of Oil City's 40-point plus game came in February...

The Oilers' highest scoring quarter when Emick bucketed 56 against the Grove was 41 in the third -- not the school record. The Oilers scored 43 points in a game against Corry during the 1955-56 season.

Anecdote about Bridget Hale's 46-point game. Coach Peg McDougal took her out with three minutes left and afterward contacted former OCHS coach Rick Fletcher only to be told the school record was Trish Erickson's 48...Erickson, by the way, was featured in "Faces in the Crowd" in Sports illustrated...

Ron McCoid made 22 straight free throws in five Section 2 games during the 1964-65 season. Counting all games from Jan. 8-Feb. 2, McCoid was 39-for-41 from the line. He was 14/14 vs. Franklin, East and Warren, then went 9/10 vs. Vincent, but it's not known when he missed. He followed that up by going 10/10 vs. Titusville and Corry before missing once in seven tries vs. Franklin. He shot 85% (57/67) for the season...Cam Van Wormer was a free throw made short of matching McCoid. He made 21 straight, his streak starting Feb. 3 vs. Titusville and ending when he missed the second of a two-shot foul March 11 against Neshannock. Van Wormer shot 76.2% during the 2022-23 campaign, including 30 of 33 during a 16-game stretch...Here's another one: Jon Settlemire was 13/13 at the line in a 1971 game...

Tyler Lukasiak canned a school record nine three-pointers in a 2016 game ...Brendan Brown made 92 three-pointers in his two years as a starter in 1990-91...C.J. Fletcher is one behind with 91 trifectas as a two-year regular in 2003-04; he scored 637 points during that time. This includes a 32-point, five-trey effort in February 2003...Don't know if he played as a soph...I count 112 three-pointers for Cam VanWormer, but have no idea what the school record is...Devon Geib (2014) just missed "the list"; he had 699 career points...Jackson McFall scored 830 of his 1,097 career points at Oil City, the rest as a CLA ninth-grader...

Tracy Whitling, 6-4, not only holds the career scoring record among girls with 1,346 points, but she has the rebounding record, too, with 1,213...

Peg McDougal pulled down 36 rebounds in a game and 398 for the 1974-75 campaign...Janelle Hall finished her career with 361 assists and 85 3-pointers...Erin Morris  made 107 steals during the 1992-93 campaign...She handed out 169 assists and was credited with the school record; Hall had 150 assists as her senior season began winding down...Speaking of assists: Stats for Jodi Gault were not kept all the time; however, she dished out 44 assists in Oil City's six playoff games in 1975. The Oilerettes were 22-1, and she had 72 in the 14 that that stat was kept...Getting back to McDougal: with Gault hobbled by an elbow injury, but still clutch; McDougal averaged 24.7 points and 19 rebounds in the six post-season games in which Oil City reached the state semifinal before losing to Elizabeth-Forward...

Hud Wells said Dick Erickson's 216-point season in 1948 was the most points anyone at Oil City had ever scored since he started coaching the Oilers in 1931...The Oilers had two 30-point scorers on Feb. 4, 1956, when Bob Hartz netted 35 and Howdy Rose 32 in a 102-57 romp over Corry...

Six-foot-seven Chris Jasiota averaged a double-double 16.7 points and 10.8 rebounds for the 2003 Oilers before heading off to Juniata, where he scored 959 points as a four-year regular. Jasiota was a three-time all-conference choice, making the first team (TCAC as it was known then) as a junior and senior...Mike Koziara, 6-6, was given a ball from coach Dan Fry before a late-season game in 1994 commemorating his 700 points and 700 rebounds...

The Oilers, then coached by Jason Fulmer, ended Farrell's 50-game winning streak against District 10 competition with a 53-49 decision on Jan. 20, 2010. It was also the Steelers' first-ever region loss. Dallas Williams scored 22 points and pulled down 16 rebounds in that game...Speaking of streaks, the Oil City girls had their 43-game Section 2 skein stopped at Corry, 63-37, on Sept. 16,1975. Oil City had never lost a league game until the game...The Oilerettes also had a 26-game overall winning streak snapped by Bradford, 49-46, on Set. 30, 1972...

From the Never Say Never Dept.: On March 1, 1948, The News Herald reported: "Dick Erickson set a modern scoring record at Oil City with 216 points...His record might be for ALL-TIME (caps mine) (since) available scoring fugues show him to be the only Oil City basketball in recent years to exceed the two century mark"...Now I realize the Oilers have had only ONE player to score 1,000 career points wearing an OCHS uniform (Ben Schill) and no male player has ever scored more than 500 points in a season (Mike Emick's 498 in 1971 is the school record), but come on. I would not, here in 2023, say that 498 is going to stand for all-time. I'm old enough to know you NEVER say never...P.S. This is a school that had already produced a single-game 51-point outburst. In 1918, yet!...

There was a time that Section 2 an umbrella for two leagues: the Venango-Crawford League (Franklin, Oil City, Meadville and Titusville) and the Tri- or Bi-County circuit (Rocky Grove, Cranberry, Cochranton and later Mercer)...In the midst of all this (think 1930s, 1940s), Rocky Grove played out of Section 2, but Cranberry was a member of the Upper Allegheny Valley League, which the Berries dominated...

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Oil City did field a girls basketball team in 1925. Fifty years later the "Oilerettes,"  led by Jodi Gault and Peg McDougal, reached the state semifinals where they lost to Elizabeth-Forward to finish with a 22-1 record under coach Dixie Cox -- later Agnew. Oil City dominated in the early years of "modern" girls basketball, capturing seven of the first league titles with Rick Fletcher following Agnew as coach.

Evolution of Scoring Records
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