February 02, 2006

113!: Coach Ed Grezinsky noted, "We didn't start off like that to set a record], but she had 58 at halftime. At that point, I said, 'Just let her go.'"

posted by justgary to basketball at 02:34 AM - 29 comments

I don't think this is a big deal at all, whooptee doo!!!!Yeee-haaaw!!!!! I'm a girl in high school and i just scored 113 points, take that Wilt, MJ, and Kobe. Whatever, they beat their opponent by 103 points what a good team that must have been. That's like scoring 81 points against the Hawks or the Raptors.Big deal

posted by mcgriff67 at 07:42 AM on February 02

What happened to the old saying about the no"I" in team!

posted by mustang71 at 08:24 AM on February 02

Yes, because it's happened so many times before. The rules are slightly different in this case than in cliche-land. If you're a high school student, and you're good enough to do something like this, and you get the opportunity, you go for it. Think of it this way: even if she never makes it to the WNBA, this one game paid for her college education.

posted by chicobangs at 08:43 AM on February 02

More impressive than this is LL's 101 in one half, I can understand why the other team didn't play the second half. Impressive, but not like Wilt's 100.

posted by 1971jlb at 09:09 AM on February 02

Props to LeBron James for even suggesting she (or other women) could play in the NBA one day. mcgriff: You're new here. Take some time to get to know the site before you make a complete ass of yourself.

posted by scully at 09:11 AM on February 02

Wow. That's very impressive. As has been mentioned, that girl just paid for her college education. I bet no one who was at that game will soon forget it. On an absolute level, Wilt's and other NBA dominations were far more impressive. On a relative level, though, no NBA player (Jordan and Wilt included) ever displayed this level of utter dominance over their peers. I realize some of you won't care about this, but I think it's pretty impressive to so completely dominate your peers, even if they're not as good as someone else's peers.

posted by arrmatey at 09:27 AM on February 02

WOW -- 113 in one game is unbelievable. Kudos to her and I hope she does well. Also, I was suprised by the Lisa Leslie note in the article. 110 in one half. Imagine if they had played the second half...200+???

posted by mcstan13 at 09:40 AM on February 02

Impressive showing for a high school girl. In the 60's and 70's girls playing basketall routinely scored above 50 points a game. 100 points games were not that uncommon. Before you call be a flibbing fool, remember that was back when the played the 6on 6 format which greatly favored offence. This was in the state of Iowa where I grew up reading and viewing such exploits. Of course, in todays world this means nothing.

posted by daddisamm at 09:44 AM on February 02

The level of your competition greatly determines the importance of a players scoring accomplishment. MJ's 63 was more impressive than KB's 81 or David Robinsons 72 against the Clippers. I am not talking about this girl's accomplishment in relation to her college prospects but in terms of a sports accomplishment. MJ scored 63 against the Boston Celtics in the playoffs

posted by mcgriff67 at 10:15 AM on February 02

And you are still comparing apples and oranges, mcgriff. This thread is about girl's high school basketball. Comparing this girl's accomplishment to Lisa Leslie's or to Cheryl Miller's is a fair one; but to MJ, Wilt or Kobe, it is not. So in that light, this new record isn't as big a deal perhaps as Lisa Leslie's since it wasn't reported that the other team gave up in the second half. So you may have a point about competition. Welcome to the site.

posted by scully at 10:22 AM on February 02

Danny Heater scored 135 in a game in 1960, the apparent boys record. Does anybody know if the guy played pro ball? I've never heard of him. Then again, I'm not really a basketball historian.

posted by Desert Dog at 10:24 AM on February 02

When something like this happnes we should take it for what it is; the great feat that it is and go on. Trying to compare a college record with a High school reord is pure foolishness. How much Sports Talk Radio time is wasted on discussions of the importance of one record over another. Its so stupid.

posted by daddisamm at 10:40 AM on February 02

Does anyone know how many 100 point games there have been in girl's high school basketball?

posted by mcgriff67 at 10:49 AM on February 02

I respect that anyone (female or otherwise) scored 113. Most people couldn't even get themselves away from the computer, to shoot that many shots. Or are in shape enough to actually play a full game. Never mind score 113. I remember a couple years back Dajaun Wagner scored 100 on a decent team here in NJ. I will never forget that cause my team had played before and most of the team stayed to watch Wagner cause he was supposed to skip college for the draft. He went to Memphis and then on to Cleveland. Where I think I seen him play maybe 5 games. Shows you how much High School means. But hey thats a great accomplishment especially when some athletes never even make their high school teams. Jersey

posted by Robb Dubbs at 10:59 AM on February 02

Read your profile daddisamm, I hope your job is going great.

posted by mcgriff67 at 11:22 AM on February 02

"It's an amazing thing when an individual does that," said Cavaliers star LeBron James, who was told about Prince's performance Wednesday night after Cleveland beat New Jersey. "I don't know who she is, but maybe we'll see her in the WNBA. For that matter, the NBA." Like terrapin said, what an incredibly classy thing for Lebron to say. The fact that it was an off-the-cuff response to a reporter's question shows that he's got a good head on his shoulders.

posted by grum@work at 11:41 AM on February 02

What happened to the old saying about the no"I" in team! but there is a M and an E

posted by trrron at 11:59 AM on February 02

I just heard on ESPN that she went 54 of 60 shooting the ball. Now that is what you call in the zone.

posted by dbt302 at 12:02 PM on February 02

Danny Heater never played pro ball. Here's a 1991 update. Does anyone know how many 100 point games there have been in girl's high school basketball? Four.

posted by kirkaracha at 12:16 PM on February 02

There is no "i" in team, but there is a m and a e for me.

posted by DOGFOODMAN at 01:21 PM on February 02

54 of 60? Wow. If you have a teammate who's shooting 90% from the field, you feed her the ball until her arms fall off.

posted by chicobangs at 01:22 PM on February 02

From kirkaracha's link: Mats Wermelin of Sweden holds the Guinness Book of Records title for most points scored in a single game: he scored all of the points in a 272-0 win in a regional tournament in Stockholm at the age of 13, February 5th, 1974. Whiskey Tango Foxtrot?! That's should be considered child abuse.

posted by grum@work at 01:42 PM on February 02

Intriguing article about Heater, kirkaracha. Thanks!

posted by Desert Dog at 04:43 PM on February 02

Not much of a record if the other team didn't play any defense in the second half: Brandeis coach Vera Springer thought Grezinsky made a poor decision by leaving Prince in the game, the New York Post reported Thursday. "It's nothing against Epiphanny," Springer told the newspaper. "I have great admiration for her. This was an adult decision. Why would you do this against a team like ours?" Springer said her team, which has won only four league games this season, stopped playing defense in the second half. "She didn't earn this," Springer told the Post. "It was like picking on a handicapped person."

posted by irunfromclones at 05:23 PM on February 02

It was perfectly classy to stay in the game. If the other is not even going to play defense, I think they're the non-classy ones. Classy or not, 113 points in a single 40-minute game is AMAZING. I don't think I could scoree 113 points in 40 minutes in a shootaround.

posted by autzenrocker123 at 05:31 PM on February 02

Thanks for the link to the Danny Heater story, kirkaracha. Very interesting.

posted by geekyguy at 01:05 AM on February 03

Springer said her team, which has won only four league games this season, stopped playing defense in the second half. "It was like picking on a handicapped person." Am I missing something? Why would they 'quit' playing defense? I might feel sorry for them if they had actually put forth the effort to stop her. That's an insult to the the handicapped physically challenged. I doubt they would have given up.

posted by justgary at 02:07 AM on February 03

Thats alot of point but if the team is garbage anyone can hit alot of points on them and from the way it looks the team was garbage. Look at Kobe he hit 81 on the Raptors they are wack but he didn't hit that many on the pistons.

posted by LoveThaGame at 09:42 AM on February 03

Look at Kobe he hit 81 on the Raptors they are wack but he didn't hit that many on the pistons. Wow, I stop paying attention to the NBA for a day and suddenly 39 points becomes not that many. Weird...

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 05:17 PM on February 03

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