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May 5, 2014

Bo Overton holds top spot for now, but Cory Kilby has shot at scoring record

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Ada —

Doctor Kilby, I presume?

   Kilby alternates with finesse and power, operating with surgical skill at times and slashing, meat-cleaver dunks at others.

   The third leading 4A scorer a year ago, and among the top 10 in the state’s upper classes combined, echoed the thought that team championship hardware ranked above individual honors, but that it is still on his mind.

   “Oh, I try not to think about it too much, though it is something I really want to do. I didn’t know anything about him or the records until we had been here in Ada for several years,” Kilby said.

   He had not heard of Overton or the record when "the tall kid" hit town in third grade at Washington Grade Center. It wasn’t until much later that he heard of the exploits of Bo from one who coached Overton and would also coach the minor from Goldsboro, North Caroliner.

   Ironically, Kilby first heard of Bo the year he started his climb up Mount Overton, when Anderson pulled him up to the varsity as a freshman.

   “It was coach (Ron) Anderson in ninth grade telling a story about him. I later met him when I was at a practice at OU (with his father, Pat) and he was there watching, too, and we were introduced,” Kilby said.

   Anderson added, “Bo just happened to stop by and they were re-introduced. Bo has been to a few of our practices and games, so Cory has met him a few times.”

   Of the current meeting, upon hearing it would be nice to have a photo of the high-scoring trio together, Anderson chuckled that it probably could be obtained for the price of a Folger burger.

   “Bo said he is returning from Russia next week, so that would be a great time for a photo. All you’ll have to do to get Bo here is a Folger burger,” he said of the Ada institutions.

   Taylor was already back home in Ada and a part of another sovereignty of sorts, as an employee of the Chickasaw Nation.

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