When she scored the 28th of her 43 points tonight, Ossining’s Saniya Chong passed Sheila Wagner (pictured left) as the second all-time leading scorer in girls Section 1 history. The top of the list now reads:
1. Karen O’Connor 2,662 (FDR)
2. Saniya Chong 2, 492 (Ossining)
3. Sheila Wagner 2,476 (Peekskill)
(For the record, Wagner played 4 1/2 varsity seasons, joining Peeksill’s varsity mid-way through the season in 8th grade.)
I caught up with Wagner earlier tonight and here’s what she had to say about Chong’s accomplishment:
“I keep up with (girls basketball). I was actually was there for this young lady a few years ago because when Peekskill high school won the state championship (in 2011), I got a chance to see (Saniya Chong) down at Westchester County Center. I knew about her and I knew it was going to happen. Congratulations to the young lady. She is a well-rounded and versatile young lady. She’s a scoring phenomenon.”
Here’s the info we were able to dig up about 1986 Peekskill grad Sheila Wagner. A special thanks is in order to the folks from Georgia Tech Sports Information who helped us out big time:
— She scored 615 points in 105 career games played, an average of 5.9 PPG.
— She started in 50 career games for the Yellow Jackets.
— She also had 237 assists and 397 rebounds during her tenure at Georgia Tech.
— Her senior season (1990-91), she scored 282 points (9.7 ppg), grabbed 154 rebounds (5.3 rpg) and had 83 assists. As a senior, she was tied for third on the team in scoring, fourth in rebounding, second in assists and third in steals.
— Wagner was a four-time letter-winner from 1987-1990.
(Photo Credit: Georgia Tech Sports Information)