(2-23-22) Miami Valley Christian Academy’s Melody Arnett (6’5 Sr. C) grabbed her record breaking 527th rebound of the season with five seconds left in the third quarter tonight against Immaculate Conception Academy. With that rebound she now claims the #1 spot in Ohio High School Athletic Association (OHSAA) history for the most rebounds in a single season.

Arnett would finish the night with 536 career rebounds…on the night she ended with 26 rebounds and 17 points in a 40-37 regular-season loss. She ends her career with 1,042 points.

OHSAA Single Season Rebounding Record

536 – Melody Arnett, Miami Valley Christian Academy (2021-22)
526 – Peggy Hoops, Hamler Patrick Henry (1987-1988)
495 – Mikala Morris, Springfield Kenton Ridge (2017-18)
494 – Kaayla Chones, Eastlake North (1998-1999)
492 – Jennifer Lowry, Tipp City Tippecanoe (1985-1986)
486 – Mikala Morris, Springfield Kenton Ridge (2018-2019)
466 – Laurie Maxwell, Utica (1988)
444 – Lois Warburg, Cincinnati McAuley (1982-1983)
425 – Jenny Higgins, Cincinnati Finneytown (1985-1986)
420 – Kelley Berens, West Milton Milton-Union (1986-1987)
417 – Kelly Kapferer, Jefferson Area (1999-2000)
410 – Trixie Wolf, Jefferson Area (1990-1991)
403 – Katie Kostohryz, The Plains Athens (1996-1997)
399 – Andrea Kyser, Warren Champion (1985-1986)
392 – Mikala Morris, Springfield Kenton Ridge (2015-16)
389 – Haley Kapferer, Jefferson Area (2006-2007)
383 – Katie Kostohryz, The Plains Athens (1995-1996)
375 – Bekki Hamper, Jefferson Area (1998-1999)

Peggy Hoops

Arnett broke the 34 year old record held by Peggy Hoops of Patrick Henry who had 526 rebounds as a Junior during the 1987-88 season.

On the season Arnett averaged 23.2 rebounds,19.9 points and 2.7 blocks a game. MVCA lost in tournament play last Tuesday,