Orrville senior Hannah Plybon is the all-time leader in scoring at her school and in her county.

Plybon, a University of Akron recruit, has scored 1,754 points in her four-year career to hold the Red Riders’ record and the Wayne County record.

“We knew early on when we watched her as a kid that she was going to be good,” Orrville coach Mark Alberts Sr. said. “My daughter [Marcie] was the coach prior to me taking over [five years ago]. We watched Hannah in grade school and junior high, and knew she would be a player right away. She is just a great all-around athlete.”

Plybon passed up Tonya Smoot of Chippewa last week as the all-time leading scorer in Wayne County history. Smoot’s career total was 1,745 points.

Plybon surpassed Staci Howard, who played on scholarship at Ohio State, as the Orrville girls basketball leading scorer in history. Last week, she passed Marcell Denson as Orrville’s leading scorer, regardless of gender. Denson led Orrville to back-to-back state titles in 1995 in Division III and in 1996 in Division II. He was the Division II Player of the Year in Ohio as a senior. He scored 1,722 career points.

“Hannah started from Day One as a freshman,” Orrville Athletic Director Kent Smith said. “Her skills, ball-handling, court sense and shooting warranted her being a starter. We have had a lot of good basketball teams and she has been a big-time contributor on the teams she has played on.

“It is impressive to see the names of the players she is passing. Staci Howard, Marcell Denson and Tonya Smoot were all very good basketball players.”

Plybon made an immediate impact as a freshman, averaging 17.1 points per game and earning third-team All-Ohio honors on an Orrville team that went 20-3. Plybon received first-team All-Ohio honors as a sophomore and junior with averages of 20.1 points and 20.8 points, respectively, and was the Inland District Player of the Year both years. The Red Riders went 20-5 her sophomore year and were 18-6 her junior year.

Plybon, who is 5-foot-10, is averaging 23.4 point per game this season on an Orrville team that is 14-2.

Alberts, who has been a coach for 38 years in boys and girls basketball, said Plybon has scored in double figures in every game but one on the varsity level.

“That just shows the consistency that she has had as a scorer,” Alberts said. “Hannah is a very good player in every respect. She is our leading rebounder, she gets steals, she gets assists and shoots around 50 percent from the field. She can flat-out score.”

Plybon also competes in volleyball and track and field at Orrville.

CVCA win streak hits 11

The Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy boys basketball team extended its win streak to 11 games Tuesday night with a 63-34 triumph over visiting Fairless.

CVCA’s victory elevated its record to 14-2 overall and 9-1 in the PAC-7.

Coach Jay Peters said his team has done a solid job of remaining focused this season and that the players understand their roles.

The Royals starting lineup consists of seniors Bob Peters, Caleb Kleibscheidel and Alex Punka and sophomores Mike Peters and Luke Peters. Bob and Mike are Jay’s sons, and Luke is his nephew.

“We have got a group of kids that have the value of experience,” Jay Peters said. “Bob has been playing varsity for four years. Alex and Caleb have been three-year starters. In regards to that, there is a certain level of maturity that goes with that. We are reaping the benefits from that experience.”

Walsh’s Brown nabs honor

Walsh Jesuit senior baseball player Cassidy Brown has earned two preseason honors, Warriors coach Chris Kaczmar said.

Brown, a Loyola Marymount University recruit and 2012 first-team All-Ohio selection, was named a first-team Louisville Slugger/Collegiate Baseball Pre-Season All-American and the top Pre-Season High School Baseball Player in Ohio by MaxPreps.com.

Brown, 6-foot-3 and 210-pounds, plays catcher and is a right-handed pitcher.

Kaczmar said sophomore Ryan Feltner, junior Nate Romans and senior Joe Mockbee were named as Ohio Players to Watch in Collegiate Baseball Magazine. Romans is an Ohio State University recruit and Mockbee is a University of Cincinnati recruit.

Michael Beaven can be reached at 330-996-3829 or mbeaven@thebeaconjournal.com.