Hunter Johnson

(1-18-22) South Decatur’s Hunter Johnson broke the single-game school scoring record on Saturday night with 53 points to lead the Cougars to a 79-67 Mid-Hoosier Conference win over Southwestern (Shelby).

On the night Johnson went 10 of 17 from the field, including 7 of 13 from 3-point range, 12 of 13 from the free-throw line and he added 12 rebounds for the Cougars (7-7, 2-1).

Besides breaking the school scoring record he also beat a 56 year old Decatur County record of 52 points held by Dale Muckerheide of Clarksburg vs. Cross Plains on February 8th, 1966.

According to MaxPreps he is the 4th leading scorer in the US –

  1. Caleb Senyo (NC) 38.9 ppg
  2. Xavier Whitaker (NC) 35.9 ppg
  3. Markus Robinson (Va) 34.5 ppg
  4. Hunter Johnson (Ind) 33.5 ppg
  5. Riley Spencer (NY) 32.2 ppg

IHSAA Regular Season – Single-Game Scoring Leaders (50 or more points)

113 – Herman “Suz” Sayger, Culver vs. Winamac, March 8, 1913 at Culver (Culver 154, Winamac 10; Sayger: 56 FG, 1 FT).
97 – Guy Barr, Rochester vs. Bremen, Dec. 11, 1908.
90 – Snowden Hert, Newberry vs. Worthington, 1917.
90 – Tim Saylor, White’s vs. Divine Heart, Jan. 22, 1971.
80 – Clifford R. Wright, Warren vs. Converse, Jan. 12, 1912.
79 – Herman “Suz” Sayger, Culver.
76 – Lee “Doc” Pence, New Castle vs. Noblesville, Feb. 1, 1918.
74 – Ed Chickadaunce, Prairie Creek vs. Jasonville, Jan. 27, 1960. (30-34 FG, 14-16 FT, 52 points in second half)
74 – Homer Stonebraker, Wingate.
73 – John DeVoe, Park School vs. Ohio Military Institute.
73 – Carroll Wedding, Fountain City vs. Economy, Dec. 9, 1960.
72 – Don Strong, Lima.
70 – Billy Shepherd, Carmel vs. Brownsburg, Jan. 6, 1968.
69 – Billy James, Scottsburg vs. West Washington, Nov. 30, 1968.
66 – Dave Shepherd, Carmel vs. Frankfort, 1970.
65 – Jim Crowe, Union Central.
65 – Bill Depp, Edinburgh.
64 – Bud Frye, Farmland vs. Green Township, Jan. 21, 1955.
64 – Marion Pierce, Lewisville vs. Union Township, Feb. 14, 1959.
63 – Romeo Langford, New Albany vs. Jennings County, Feb. 1, 2018.
63 – Craig Robbins, Orleans vs. Crothersville, Jan. 29, 1988.
62 – Desmond Bane, Seton Catholic vs. Cambridge City Lincoln, Feb. 19, 2016.
62 – Oscar Robertson, Indianapolis Attucks vs. Sacred Heart, Feb. 11, 1956.
61 – Jeff Markley, Kewanna vs. Lakeland Christian, 1981-82.
60 – Mickey McPherson, Mississinewa vs. Wabash, Feb. 24, 1989.
60 – Rusty Miller, Switz City Central.
60 – Herman (Suz) Sayger, Culver.
60 – John Williamson, Metea vs. Roann, Feb. 17, 1961.
60 – Phil Wills, Grass Creek vs. Medaryville, Dec. 7, 1956.
59 – Kyle Cox, Blue River Valley vs. Lapel, Jan. 22, 2000.
58 – Michael Allen, Shakamak vs. Cloverdale, Feb. 16, 1990.
58 – Kaden Branum, Waldron vs. South Decatur, Feb. 10, 2017.
58 – Ethan Jackson, Holton vs. Guilford, Feb. 17, 1954.
58 – Jim Meyers, Cross Plains vs. Dupoint, Feb. 4, 1961.
58 – Chad Peckinpaugh, McCutcheon vs. Fountain Central, Feb. 11, 1995.
57 – Wayne Bright, Belle Union vs. Lizton, Feb. 6, 1965.
57 – Matt Carter, Perry Central vs. Orleans, Jan. 20, 1996.
57 – Michael Coleman, Gary Roosevelt vs. Hammond Bishop Noll, 1970-71.
57 – Mike Edwards, Greenfield vs. Morristown, Feb. 21, 1969.
57 – Gavin Groninger, Plainfield vs. Brownsburg, Dec. 6, 1997.
57 – Skyler Kolli, International vs. Anderson Prep Academy, Jan. 30, 2015.
57 – Matt McCarty, Crawfordsville vs. Frankfort, Jan. 28, 1994.
57 – Rick Mount, Lebanon, 1964-65.
57 – Joe Sam, Portage vs. Washington Township, 1940-41.
56 – Brady Adkins, Morristown vs. Waldron, Dec. 7, 1990.
56 – Brady Adkins, Morristown, 1993-94.
56 – Steve Alford, New Castle vs. Winchester, Nov. 26, 1982.
56 – Gus Etchison, Hamilton Heights vs. Mt. Vernon (Fortville), Dec. 10, 2019.
56 – Mark Hisle, Terre Haute North vs. West Vigo, Jan. 14, 1989.
56 – Dave Kinsey, Silver Lake vs. Claypool, Feb. 17, 1956.
56 – Ron Moore, Decatur Central vs. Brownsburg, Jan. 8, 1965.
56 – Scott Skiles, Plymouth vs. Penn, Jan. 24, 1981.
56 – Joe Zimmerman, Gary Wallace vs. Valparaiso, Feb. 17, 1953.
55 – Kent Benson, New Castle vs. Muncie Burris, Dec. 9, 1972.
55 – Jesse Berry, Lafayette Jefferson vs. Fishers, Jan. 16, 2009.
55 – Luke Brown, Blackford vs. Elwood, Dec. 14, 2018.
55 – Larry Bird, Springs Valley vs. Corydon, Jan. 19, 1974.
55 – Steve Collier, Southwestern (Hanover) vs. Moores Hill, Feb. 17, 1973.
55 – Davone Daniels, Indianapolis Marshall vs. Indiana Math & Science, Dec. 27, 2013.
55 – Mike Edwards, Greenfield, 1968-69.
55 – Vernon Evans, Ben Davis, 1970.
55 – Don Falls, Oakland City vs. Haubstadt, Jan. 28, 1955.
55 – Tim Leavell, Marion vs. Mississinewa, Feb. 7, 2017.
55 – Pat Manahan, Delphi vs. Williamsport, Feb. 1973.
55 – Zach Richie, Oregon-Davis vs. 21st Century Charter School – Gary, Dec. 15, 2010.
55 – Michael Roberson, Central Christian Academy vs. Christel House Academy, Jan. 6, 2017.
55 – Jason Steiner, Eastern (Greentown) vs. Western, Dec. 11, 1992.
55 – Dave Ummel, Wakarusa vs. Millersburg, Feb. 16, 1951.
55 – Anthony Winchester, Austin vs. Paoli, Dec. 21, 2001.
55 – Anthony Winchester, Austin vs. North Harrison, Jan. 4, 2002.
54 – Bill Altman, Mooresville vs. Danville, Feb. 21, 1958.
54 – Larry Bird, Springs Valley vs. Salem, Feb. 19, 1974.
54 – James Blackmon, Jr., Marion vs. Irvington Prep Academy, Nov. 27, 2013.
54 – Trevon Bluiett, Park Tudor vs. Covenant Christian (Indianapolis), Dec. 14, 2013.
54 – Luke Brown, Blackford vs. Daleville, Feb. 12, 2019.
54 – Luke Brown, Blackford vs. Winchester Community, Jan. 18, 2020.
54 – Vince Bruce, Scottsburg vs. West Washington, Nov. 30, 1974.
54 – Alan Holt, Fountain Central vs. North Putnam, Feb. 13, 1999.
54 – Rick McCoskey, Hamilton Heights vs. Eastern (Greentown), 1970-71.

53-Hunter Johnson, South Decatur vs. Southwestern, Jan. 17, 2022
53 – Lloyd Bateman, Plainville vs. Lyons, Feb. 17, 1956.
53 – James Colwell, Scottsburg vs. Charlestown, Dec. 6, 1996.
53 – Johnnel Davis, 21st Century-Gary vs. Indianapolis Crispus Attucks, Feb. 11, 2020.
53 – Rapheal Davis, Fort Wayne South Side vs. Fort Wayne Northrop, 2011.
53 – Rick Ford, Cloverdale vs. Eminence, Nov. 1, 1966.
53 – Alex Hemenway, Castle vs. Dayton Marshall (Ohio), Dec. 16, 2017.
53 – Hunter Johnson, South Decatur vs. Southwestern (Hanover), Jan. 15, 2022.
53 – Tyler Koch, Winchester vs. Tri, Feb. 14, 2009.
53 – Christopher Mantis, Lowell vs. Rensselaer Central, Feb. 23, 2021.
53 – Jalen Moore, Cloverdale vs. Greencastle, Dec. 16, 2017.
53 – Tyler Myers, Evansville Day vs. Fairfield (IL), Jan. 17, 2022.
53 – Cooper Neese, Cloverdale vs. Southmont, Dec. 3, 2016.
53 – Scott Skiles, Plymouth vs. Concord, Jan. 9, 1981.
53 – Ryan Smoot, Sheridan vs. Western Boone, Feb. 8, 1991.
53 – CJ Walker, Indianapolis Arsenal Technical vs. Pike, Feb. 6, 2016.

52 – Ed Bridwell, McCutcheon vs. Benton Central, Feb. 1993.
52 – Ray Bulatovich, Merrillville vs. River Forest, 1971-72.
52 – Eugene German, 21st Century Charter – Gary vs. Indianapolis Metropolitan, Feb. 13, 2016.
52 – Kent Carson, Hamilton Heights vs. Pendleton Heights, 1967-68.
52 – Mike Heitz, Garrett vs. Ligonier, Feb. 3, 1967.
52 – Billy James, Scottsburg vs. Mitchell, Feb. 1, 1969.
52 – Kevin Jones, Jr., Morton Memorial vs. White’s, Jan. 19, 2002.
52 – Kirk Manns, North Judson vs. Valparaiso, Feb. 22, 1985.
52 – Nate Mills, Terre Haute North vs. Evansville Harrison, Jan. 4, 1974.
52 – Dale Muckerheide, Clarksburg vs. Cross Plains, Feb. 8, 1966.
52 – George Richey, Frontier vs. North White, Jan. 12, 2002.
52 – Steve Ruckman, Rochester vs. Peru, Jan. 1989.
52 – Colt Ryan, Batesville vs. Shelbyville, Feb. 26, 2009.
52 – Craig Schoen, South Central (Elizabeth) vs. Graceland Christian, Dec. 17, 1999.
52 – Luke Sprague, Castle vs. Bowling Green (Ohio), Dec. 28, 2007.
52 – Deshaun Thomas, Fort Wayne Bishop Luers vs. Muncie Southside, Jan. 2, 2010.
52 – Keon Thompson, Jr., Merrillville vs. Portage, Jan. 24, 2020.
52 – Ryan Turner, North Central (Farmersburg) vs. Hutsonville, Ill., Jan. 12, 1993.
52 – Victor Vincz, Eastern Hancock vs. Alexandria, Feb. 14, 2012.
52 – Minuyard Wheeler, Gary Wirt vs. Chicago Hyde Park, Feb. 13, 2001.
52 – Jeff Williams, Logansport vs. Kokomo Haworth, 1976-77.