(1-5-18) Last night Montpelier’s Kolden Uribes (6’2 Senior) broke the Locomotives single game scoring record hitting 50 points in an 80-70 win over Edon.
Uribes was 16 of 24 from the field, including 18 of 21 from the free throw line, 11 rebounds and 3 steals.
Last season Uribes’ 41 points broke a 30-year-old school record of 40 points, which was previously held by Jon Mick and it was also the same night he scored his 1,000th career point.
Uribes recently passed 1992 graduate Mike Bumb to become the boys all time scoring leader in school history, when he scored 21 points in the NW Holiday Tournament championship game at Evergreen.
Uribes is a special student-athlete at any size school.
Head Coach Taylor Muehlfeld told SSN about be able to be Kolden’s coach:
I have been blessed to have coached Kolden for the last 4 seasons. He has put a lot of time into perfecting his game in the off season. He is a very humble young man and is a great role model for our youth players and his current teammates. I personally am proud of him and his amazing accomplishments. He has earned everything he has achieved and has tremendous potential to set more records this season and in his future plans. The Montpelier Basketball program is honored to have him on our team and are so proud of his accomplishments on and off the court.
His athletic director Joe Brigle told Ryan Squandra:
“Kolden is a very quiet, humble and respectable young man. He has a great support system at home. He works well with his peers, he is liked by his teachers and coaches and is looked up to by the youngsters in Montpelier. He has a great head on his shoulders and he will be very successful in anything he does in the future.”
I have always dreamed of playing College basketball and have been working hard practicing since I was in elementary school. I scored my 1000th point my Junior year and also set the school record for most points scored in a single game with 41. I also was named 1st Team All District, 1st Team All League, All State Honorable mention and received the MVP award and Foul Shooting Award on my team. My sophomore year I was 1st Team All District, 1st Team All League, MVP on my team and voted Player of the Year by our County Newspaper. I am not only a dedicated athlete, but also a dedicated student. I am really looking forward to the opportunity to forwarding my basketball career on to College.
Uribes is a five-sport athlete during his high school career, football, cross country, basketball, baseball and track.
Montpelier is located near the Indiana stateline in Northwest Ohio, the Locomotives have 119 boy students and they are members of the Buckeye Border Conference.