Campbell breaks Clovis West school scoring record

Clovis West senior Maddie Campbell is now the school’s all-time leader scorer after scoring 24 points in a 84-42 win over Aliso Niguel and now stands at 1,583 points. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Maddie Campbell is so focused on the court, she had no idea when she broke a prestigious record.

That’s because the senior is all about the dub—the win—certainly what matters most.

Campbell, a four-year varsity player, became Clovis West’s all-time leading scorer in school history when she scored 24 points in an 84-42 victory over Aliso Niguel from Aliso Viejo.

Asked what the shot was when she broke the record? A layup? A jumper in the lane? Perhaps her signature three-pointer?

“I honestly have no idea,” she said.

That’s Campbell, the words of a coach’s daughter, focused on the scoreboard not the individual stats.

“I have never set any goals to beat records,” Campbell said, whose 1,582 points passed Lindsay Shaver’s 1,563. “I’ve told myself ‘if I get better and believe in myself through the entire process, then good things will come.’ I’m truly blessed to be in the position I’m in.”

Good things certainly have come for Campbell, a 5-foot-10 guard signed to play at USC. In her four years Clovis West has an overall record of 112-12 with three straight TRAC and D-I Central Section championships and a 2017 CIF State Open title, with the possibility of more this season, her senior year.

The Golden Eagles are currently 16-2 and ranked No. 6 in the state.

Her game is not all scoring though; she is an assassin on the court and has extraordinary court vision. And most of all, she’s the ultimate team player.

“The most impressive part of Madison’s success is the fact she is such an unselfish player who achieved this record,” Clovis West Craig Campbell said, Maddie’s father. “There are tremendous scorers throughout the chronicles of our Clovis West record book and for a player that is averaging over seven assists per game the last two years to be atop that list, is truly remarkable. She is such a team first player who is always looking to make the right basketball play.”

In addition to averaging over 20 points per game this season, she’s filling up the stat sheet to the tune of 9 rebounds, 8 assists and 5 steals per game, proving her value on the court.

As with every great, humble athlete, Campbell credits those who have helped her along the way. Maddie’s father has certainly been with her every step.

“My dad has been my number one mentor since Day 1, no doubt,” Maddie says. “Words can’t describe how thankful I am to be able to experience all of this with him.

“My teammates and coaches have given me unending support. I can’t even begin to describe the love and appreciation I have for them.”

Dad echoes this statement.

“Her teammates mean the world to her,” he added. “She would do anything for any one of them—both on and off the court.”

Paul Meadors is a man of many talents. He is a elementary school teacher, Junior High athletic director, and basketball coach in Traver, CA, in addition to serving as the Sports Editor for the Clovis Roundup. He is also the author of the humorous book “Letters to eBay,” and he has recorded a piano album of his own compositions titled “Surviving the Storm.” He lives in Fresno with wife Lori and daughters Georgie, Alex and Ruthie.