|INDIVIDUAL HIGH SCORING EFFORTS IN BASKETBALL HISTORY
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From Pennsylvania: (all high school unless otherwise noted)
100, Linda Page playing for Philadelphia Dobbins Tech in 1981 set the single game record by a female in Pennsylvania by scoring 100 points against Mastbaum.
92, Bob Mullery playing for Plymouth St. Vincent's (2/18/57), scored 92 in a 128-38 win over Sacred Heart, Plains.
92, Mike Kasnick, Shade Central City (W 107-53) Turkey Foot Valley, 2/27/1957
90, Cal Vogel of Wilson Boro (PA) set the District Eleven Scoring Record on Feb. 25,1955 when poured in 90 points as Wilson defeated Pen Argyl 95-52. He converted 34 of 37 free throw attempts. See Allentown Morning Call story by Corky Blake HERE
90, Wilt Chamberlain, Overbrook,
against Roxborough HS, February 17, 1955- (123-21)
87, Linda Page, Dobbins Tech (W 112-25) v. Roxborough, 1981
85, Ray Pauley, Sinking Spring 85 vs. Bethel 1955 (Credit: Mike Drago, Reading Eagle)
How about individual high games in state playoffs
53, Billy Owens, Carlisle dropped 53 on Pittsburgh Central Catholic in the 1988 state finals.
51, Gerry McNamara, Scranton Bishop McNamara in 2002 PA eastern final vs Trinity at Martz Hall in Pottstville.
50-Mike Vreeswyk, Morrisville in a 73-72 loss (OT) to St. Pius X, 3/2/1985 PIAA District 1 Class AA playoffs
48, Ron Krick, West Reading
in the state championship game win over Commodore Perry 84-75 in
1960, his junior season.
84, Reggie Isaac playing for Philadelphia Bartram (W 99-69) v. William Bodine HS, 1/22/1986 (Philadelphia, Pa.)
81, Baron Flenory, a 5'10" ninth grader at New Kensington (Pa.) Junior High, set a school single-game record when he scored 81 points in his team's 124-52 win over Deer Lakes. As a starter for New Kensington for three years he has averaged 50.2 points per game. (March 12, 1973, SI Vault, "Faces in the Crowd.")--(Credit: Paul Luchter)
78, Mike Richards, Honesdale in the 125-110 loss to Del Valley, 2/27/70. (Credit: David Krause)
78, Stoughton “Stodie” Watts, Jenkintown v New Hope in 1954-55.
76, Michelle Swanter, St. Clair High, 1982-83
74, Wilt Chamberlain playing for Philadelphia Overbrook,
vs Roxborough HS (127-59) January 11, 1955. 36 FG's / 2 FT's
Mike Richards gets 78 and 5'9 Rick Litts gets 67 in a Wayne County League game
74, Jackie McHale, Scranton St. Ann's (Credit: Ashley Furniture Hall of Fame, Wilkes Barre)
72, Don Jonas of
Scranton in 1956-57, averaged 33.9 points per game and scored 72 in
one night to lead the Lackawanna Basketball League in scoring; in football the
same season, Jonas scored 112 points, including 32 in his final game, to earn
first-team all-state in football; in the 1968 Continental Football League
playoffs he kicked a 52 yard field goal.
72, On Tuesday, Feb. 1, 1966,
senior Mike Wilkes scored 72 points in a 111-40 win against Ashley Sugar-Notch. Wilkes, who went on to play at North Carolina, also pulled down 32 rebounds
during the game. (Feb. 3, 1966
71, Wilt Chamberlain playing for Philadelphia Overbrook
vs Roxborough HS (114-51) January 14, 1954 (Credit: Mal Van Meer)
71, Larry Hardesty, Mohawk had up 71 against Northwestern, 2/10/1959. This is the WPIAL record. (Credit: Rick Shrum, Post Gazette)
71, Joe Holup, Swoyersville High (W 103-59) Wilkes-Barre Township, 3/18/1951(North League Championship) Note, he was named All-State in both 1951 and 1952.
71, Keith Houston, Holy Ghost Prep Firebirds 105-62 Jenkintown, (6'9" sr.�33-53 FGs�5-13 FTs) (Bucks County Courier Times, 2/7/1975) (Credit: Paul Luchter)
71, Jack "Sonny" Kubeika, St. Clair Saints 108-55 Schuylkill Haven. 2/9/1978. (Credit: Paul Luchter)
George Long of
scored 70 (26 fg, 18 ft) in Wiconisco's 113-77
|Michael A Maliszewski playing in the 8th grade scored 79 points while playing for Transfiguration Grade School on Sycamore Street in Buffalo, NY in 1979- he was recognized by Sports Illustrated, "Faces in the Crowd."|
69, Tom Hauer of Sun Valley in 1995 vs Glen Mills (Credit: Anthony DiNicola, Unionville H S)
69, Wilbur "Zain" Shaw, playing for Chester on Feb 12, 1991 at Chester, Chester 107, Harriton 42.
68, Bob Sura had a high game of 68 while leadedWilkes Barre GAR to a remarkable streak of 86 consecutive league victories. He went to Florida State and then to the NBA. (Steve Bennett, Citizens Voice)
68, Joe Lalli, at 5'9, playing for Dunmore scored 68 against Scranton Central his senior year in 1963.
67, Agnes Hushelpeck DeFazio, Duryea playing in 1924. (Credit: Ashley Furniture Hall of Fame, Wilkes Barre). (Note: the Ashley building has since been ruined by a fire).
67, Rick Litts, Delaware Valley in the 125-110 win over Honesdale, 2/27/70. (Credit: David Krause)
67 pts. Dave Delenick, St. Clair Area (W 129-66) Schuykill Haven, Feb. 1973
67, Tom McMillen, playing for Mansfield compiled an amazing 17 games in which he scored 50 or more points. On December 16, 1969, he only played 19 minutes but scored 67 points against Elkland. The final score was Mansfield 151 Elkland 42. (Mel Van Meer)
Note: Mel Hankinson
(1961-65) was inducted into the Indiana University
of Pennsylvania Athletic Hall of Fame in 1997 along with
Art Rooney (1919-20). Art Rooney was added for football
and baseball, Mel Hankinson, added for basketball still holds the
Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference individual scoring record having
scored 59 points in one game.
John Fontanella ( 12/7/1956 ) scored 51 for Westmninster College in a 92-80 victory over Grove City with 19 of 27 FGs, 29 pts. in 1st half, 13 of 14 FTs.
Wilt Chamberlain scored 51(20 FGs�11 FT) for the Philadelphia High School All-Stars (W 94-85) against the New York City H.S. All-Stars, (New York Times, 4/1/1955) (Credit: Paul Luchter)
But his big accomplishment was scoring 100 in an NBA game on March 2, 1962 in Hersheypark Arena vs the New York Knicks (Bill Pavone)
| Tom McMillen
The following is his unmatched record for scoring domination:
|66, Ron Kodish scored 66 points against Bald Eagle Area while playing
for Lock Haven H.S.
in 1968. Lock Haven is now part of Central Mountain H.S. in the
Keystone Central District.
Ron played for Penn State from 1968-1972 and later became the
head women's basketball coach at Pennsylvania College of Technology in
66, January 15, 1979, Eastern York nipped York Surburban 107 to 106 in double overtime and Ken Fritchman of Eastern York set a YCIAA record by scoring 66 points in the game. From a spectator who saw the game, "I had been going to games since 1971 and saw a lot of great games, but no game has ever come close to that one."
65, Tim Appleton, Sewickley Academy, vs. New Brighton (W 90-81), December 5, 1972 (Credit: Andy Nuzzo)
65, on 2/14/55, center Larry Clemons of Sacred Heart High School in Plains, PA scored 28 goals and 9 foul shots for 65 points. Witnesses say that Clemons, the 6-5 center, was unstoppable. (Credit: Bob Kovalchlk)
65, Billy Harris playing for Penn Charter in 1971.
65, Larry Miller, Catasauqua (and later U of North Carolina) scored 65 points against Stroudsburg in 1964. He later broke the ABA record by scoring 67 in one game.
66, Michael Anderson playing for Philadelphia Engineering and Science.
65, Bob Mullery, St. Vincent's High (Plymouth), 2/23/1957
65, Denny Schmidt, Southern Columbia, 1972. (Credit: Paul Luchter)
64, Tim Appleton, Sewickley Academy, vs. Sacred Heart (W 85-61), February 7, 1973 (Pittsburgh Post Gazete) (by Fayette County Guru)
Lock Haven Express, Jan 31, 1961
Lock Haven Express, Jan 31, 1961
|64, Herman Harris of Chester on Feb 2, 1971 at Oxford High School - CHESTER 116, OXFORD 56.||
Lock Haven Express, Jan 31, 1961
64, Bob Betnar from Plains H. S. (Wilkes Barre area) scored 64 points against Pittston in 1960 with a 97-55 win! He held all Plains scoring records and they retired his jersey (#42) in 1960. An outside shooter before the 3 point line, he was always doubled teamed.
64, Gary Messinger playing for South Lebanon scored 64 against Northern Lebanon, 1963. (South Lebanon later joined with Cornwall to form Cedar Crest, which now plays in the Lancaster Lebanon League, District 3).
64, Micah Mason,
Highlands in a defeat of Valley, 101-83,
in Class AAA Section 1.(1/25/11) Mason's total is the second most in
WPIAL history. Mohawk's Larry Hardesty scored 71 against Northwestern in
1959. (Pittsburgh Post Gazette)
Bill Spivey, a 7-2 former star at Kentucky, scores a floor-record 55
points and leads the Wilkes-Barre Barons
to a 114-102 Eastern Basketball League win over the Allentown
at Rockne Hall in front of the largest crowd (nearly 2,000) of the Jets'
inaugural season. Spivey breaks the court record of 52 points set by
when he played for Quakertown in a
recreational league victory over the Young Man's Club in 1956. (Allentown
Morning Call) (Credit:
1963-Ray Snyder, a former University of Bowling Green star scored 56 points in the championship game of the 15th Annual Tyrone YMCA Tournament for the winning Rathskeller team from State College. They defeated Sam's Furniture of Philipsburg 116-113 in overtime.
64, Devonte' "DJ" Newbill, Strawberry Mansion scored by shooting 24-for-30 from the floor and 16-for-17 at the line in 105-14 win over W.B. Saul. (Credit: Paul Luchter sending a Ted Silary article in phillynews.com)
63, Adam Golden playing for the Harrisburg Christian Knights scored 63 points (02/07/2006) against Living Word Academy in a 91-88 double overtime victory for the Knights. His line was 23 FG (7 threes) and 10 free throws. (Coach Jim Shipper)
63, Antoine Hubbard, Salisbury High (W 85-83) Nazareth, Feb. 1992 (18-18 FT, 30 in 4th qtr.)
63, Jimmy Kaplan, Windber High (W 108-28) Bedford, Jan. 1953 (Credit: Paul Luchter)
63, Rick Ladjevich, West Middlesex (W 102-49) Greenville, Feb. 1990
63, Ron Markert, playing for the St. Joseph's High School "Bluejays"
in Renovo, PA Jan 31, 1961 , scored 63 points against DuBois St. Catherine in a
96-47 win, setting the Clinton County individual scoring record.
63, Tom Richards, Moon Area High School, 2-18-1972. Played at University of Pittsburgh. (Credit: Andy Nuzzo)
63, Billy Soens playing for Penn Charter in 1963.
(Photo, Gary Messinger )
63, Willie Taylor playing for Philadelphia Olney in 1972.
63, Maureece Rice playing for Philadelphia Strawberry Mansion in 2002 vs. William Bodine in January 2002, his junior season. That final score was 127-49 and Rice shot 27-for-36 (floor, four treys) and 5-for-6 (line). (Ted Silary, phillynews.com )
62, Dick Bare Muhlenberg 62 vs. Sinking Spring 1942. (Credit: Mike Drago, Reading Eagle)
62, Megan Dellegrotti playing for Berwick scored 62 against Pittston
(1/26/98) in a WVC regular season game, a record for that conference.
Kagarise, who averaged 34 a game in his senior year leading Williamsburg
to an undefeated State Championship in 1966 haad a career high 62
Bellwood Antis on Friday February 18, 1966.
This photo was taken April 3, 2010 when he was invited back to the Altoona Mirror All Star Classic to serve as the Honorary Co captain of the Blair team.
62, Bill Kagarise scored 62 points against Bellwood Antis on Friday February 18, 1966. He played for Williamsburg High School. He had 26 field goals and 10 free throws. Williamsburg won the game on their home floor by a 130-65 count. They would later win the Class C state championship by beating Jim Thorpe 89-55. Kagarise would score 28 in that game played at the Civic Arena. (Credit: Steaven D. Hoover)
62, Lou Klein, Delhaas High, 1959
62, Bill Ramsdell, North East (Erie Area) scored 62 points against Northwestern in Feb 1963. But in his next outing, Jerry Mahle of Ft. LeBoeuf overplayed his left hand and held him to 15. (Bill Shelley, Erie Times News, 2/20/63)
62, Maude Searcy, Wilkinsburg High (W 76-36) v. Clairton, Jan. 1990
62, Patrick Sewards (Allentown Allen) , son of legendary coach J. Milo Sewards, scored 62 pts against Tamaqua on Feb. 19, 1971, an EPL record that has never been broken. This would be Tamaqua's last game ever in the East Penn League. The final score was Allen 139 Tamaqua 72. Sewards left the game for good with 3:35 left in the third quarter or he could have scored many more points. Final records that season: Allen (20-5) and Tamaqua (0-22). (Credit: Glenn J Grigg) (Credit:
61, Marty Bolo, Elders Ridge (W 93-34) Elderton, 2/25/1966 (28-50 FG, 5 FT, qtrs.: 10/14/20/17; 5'11")
61, Bill Cunningham, Stowe Jr. High School forward set a WPIAL Junior High Record with 61 in their 103-17 win over Moon Twp, (Feb 17, 1951). (Credit: Paul Luchter)
61, Cal Fowler, Oliver scored 61 in a 101-35 win over Allegheny Vocational. Oliver only led 27-20 at the half, but Fowler poured in 39 in the final two quarters (Jan 1958). (Pittsburgh Post Gazette, "Looking Back.") (Credit: Paul Luchter)
61, Tom Gaunlett of Dallas (PA) in the 1964 season. (Dave Konopki, Wilkes-Barre Times Leader).
61, Sue Henry, Morrisville High (W 85-5) New Hope, 1/30/1975
61, Eric Roslonski, Southmoreland scored 61 points in a victory against Brownsville (12/13/1991, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) (Credit: Paul Lutcher)
61, Sam Sims, German Township broke the Fayette county single game scoring mark-Feb. 1959. The Brownsville Telegraph said, "Redstone Township High School basketball fans got an eyeful this week when the Black Hawks traveled to German Township High School who was led by the dazzling Sam Sims, and the Section 11 champion Uhlans swamped them, 107-71." (Credit: Tom Taylor)
61, Joe Zerbe, Womelsdorf 61 vs. Bethel 1955. (Credit: Mike Drago, Reading Eagle)
61, Eric White playing for Philadelphia Bodine in 1991.
60, Emerson Baynard, Chester, Feb 24, 1961 as Chester defeated Howard H.S.(DE) 84-69.
60, Bob Burlingame, Eisenhower High Knights (W 102-74) East Forest, 2/9/1968 (36 reb.) (Warren County)
60, Dave Brocklehurst, Tidiote 97 West Forest 88 for the Holiday Cup Christmas Tournament in 1988 - 1989. Dave averaged 30 pts per game for nearly 700 pts. that year (Credit: Superior Tire & Rubber)
60, Walt Carey, Darby-Colwyn HS vs Sharon Hill HS, 1967-1968 (Credit: Mal Van Meer)
60, Diane Decker, Marian High (W 126-26) v. Freeland, Jan. 1985
|60, Lou Dellegrotti, Berwick Area H.S.,
1972 -Lou's daughter, Megan Dellegrotti scored 62 points for Berwick in a 1998
game. Are there any other father/daughter record-scoring combinations in
Pennsylvania basketball history? (Credit: Camillo
60, Danny Fortson, Altoona (W 74-61) Altoona Bishop Guilfoyle, Feb. 1992 (21 reb.)
60, Vinny Graham, Belle Vernon vs. Penn Trafford (W 84-72), January 24, 1995. (Pittsburgh Post Gazete) (by Fayette County Guru)
60, Bill Kagarise, Williamsburg Blue Pirates 109-70 Glendale, 1/25/1966, 24 FG, 12-15 FTs, 54 in 3 qtrs, 1/25/1966, (Credit: Paul Luchter)
60, Rod Musselman, (En route to what remains the best scoring average in Montgomery County public high school history, he had three games in which he scored at least 50 points)-at Bensalem, Dec. 3, 1971 in Souderton’s 103-93 loss. This was the most points ever scored by a Bux-Mont League player in a game, though it isn’t considered the league record because this was a non-league game. He had 19 field goals and was 22-for-29 at the free-throw stripe. In 21 games that year, he averaged 39.5 points a game as the Indians went 13-8. He ended up with a full scholarship to the College of William & Mary in Virginia. He was so popular in high school that Souderton had to set up closed-circuit television broadcasts in nearby classrooms to handle the overflow crowds at home games. (Credit: Tim Neely)
60, Kris Sebastian, Monaca High School, 2-19-1989, (Credit: Andy Nuzzo)
60, Mike Schieb at 5' 8; who played at Millersburg ( 1972,73,74 ) scored 60 points. The story goes this way: "Randy Martz and Mike Schieb were going after the league scoring title and on the last game of the season Millersburg played Halifax, Millersburg had the game well in control and Schieb was still in the game scoring. The Halifax coach told his players not to gaurd Schieb when he had the ball. "If he wants the scoring title that bad let him get it", is what he told his team. Schieb went to his coach nearly in tears, because he didn't want the title that way. His coach told him if he didn't shoot he was coming out of the game. The same night Randy Martz got 47 against Tri-Valley. (This is the story told by Lynn Dockey)
60, Dennis Schmidt, Southern Columbia (Catawissa) (W 92-84O.T.) Freeland, Feb 1973
60, Kris Sebastian, Monaca High School, 2/19/1989
60, Michelle Swantner, St. Clair 94-32 Tri-Valley, 12/19/1983. (Credit: Paul Luchter)
60 Jim Walters, Cumberland Township (Carmichaels) vs West Bethlehem High School (80-53) January 14, 1955 (Credit: Mal Van Meer)
60, Dewey Wilkins, Ellsworth High (W 121-35) West Greene, 1/13/1961
60, Curtis Waltman,Garden Spot on February 3, 2001, the headline in the Lancaster Intelligencer Journal read "WALTMAN SCORES 60 AS SPARTANS CLINCH // SENIOR GUARD BREAKS HIS OWN LEAGUE RECORD" as host Garden Spot trounced Lancaster Mennonite 97-70 and in the process clinched its third straight Section Two title. Waltman broke the mark of 56 he set in an 83-76 win over Lebanon on Dec. 22. (Credit: Paul Luchter)
59, Keith Brazzo, Freeland MMI 110-97 Southern Columbia. 19 reb ,10 assists, Feb 1990. (Credit: Paul Luchter)
59, Wilt Chamberlain playing for Overbrook vs Dobbins HS (113-58) in December 1954. (Credit: Mal Van Meer)
59, Jake Handzelek, Shickshinny, 1951-52 had games of 59, 58 and 52. Leading Shickshinny to the 1952 Class B Eastern finals. (Credit: Paul Luchter)
59, Ray Laval scored 59 points to lead the South Fayette boys' basketball team to a 92-73 win over Avella, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2/13/1973 (Credit: Paul Luchter)
59, Anne Malkowiak, Ellwood City High School, 2-9-1989. (Credit: Andy Nuzzo)
59, Mike O'Boyle scored a school-record 59 points for Parkland in a 112-66 non-league win over Northwestern in 1974. O'Boyle, who had just two points in the opening period, broke the 10-year-old mark of 41 by Fred Baatz. (Credit: Paul Lutcher and the Allentown Morning Call)
59, Don Rodenbach, Liberty in 1962 (Allentown Morning Call)
59, Fred Riley, Clearfield High v. St. Mary's, 2/9/1968 (Update by C. Wayne Wood)
59, Kareem “Rab” Townes, Southern High, 1991 (Philadelphia)
59, Frank Weiss, Holy Ghost Prep Firebirds 111-82 Pius X HS (Pottstown), 1/3/1969, 26 FG, 7 FT (Credit: Paul Luchter)
58, Steve Cooper, Grove City George Junior Republic (W 97-85) Monessen, Dec. 1989
58, Ron Krick, West Reading scored his highest total against Warwick Union. He helped lead West Reading to three straight State Championships, 1959, 1960, 1961.
58, Joe Nastase, Northern Bedford (W 88-77) vs Fannett-Metal, 1971 (freshman)
58, Shawn Newman, Philadelphia Cardinal Dougherty in 1990.
58, Mike Marshall playing for Chester in Feb 1966 at Chester High versus Upper Darby
57, Mindy Altemus, Penns Manor Comets 74-68 (2 OTs) Blacklick Valley 10/18/1983-23FGs, 11 FTs, 10 pts in OTs, 26 rebounds, From the Indiana Gazette 10/19/1983. (Credit: Paul Luchter)
57, Rasiheed "Noot" Arnold playing for Franklin Learning in 1994.
57, Greg Bochneak, Bryn Athyn Academy (W 85-64) New Church High, 1986
57, Langley senior forward Wayne Bransom finished his scholastic basketball career ... Bransom scored 57 points in his final game in a Mustang uniform, the 6-foot-7 senior, scored 57 points in a 93-92 double overtime victory over Carrick. (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) (Credit: Paul Luchter)
57, Joe "Jellybean" Bryant playing for Philadelphia Bartram in 1972.
57, Bob Chuey set a new Brownsville High School single game basketball scoring record by pouring in 57 points in an 83-47 exhibition victory over Dunbar at the BHS gym on Front Street. Chuey, a 6-1 senior, scorched the nets for 23 baskets and 11 free throws in one of the top individual performances in Mon Valley schoolboy basketball history. (From PittsburghLIVE.com: Dec. 24, 1957) Credit: Tom Taylor.
57, Travis Eisentrout, Berlin High School, c. 2001
57, Gene Harris Schenley High, scored 57 in Schenley's 94-48 win over Washington Vocational on 2/26/57. It was the Pittsburgh City League record at the time. (Jeannette News-Dispatch, 2/27/57, p. 6), (Credit: Tom Taylor)
57, In 2002, Brad Litchfield, Bishop Neumann (Williamsport, PA) broke his county record scoring 57 points in a game against Columbia Montour Vo-Tech, playing in only 24 minutes.
57, Jimmy Johns, Cherry Tree High, 1947 (Indiana region)
57, George Long, Wiconisco had 57 in a non-league game against Minersville. (HBG Patiot, 1/29/64, p. 18)
57, Greg Manning of Steelton-Highspire scored 57 points against Nanticoke in the state quarter finals at the Farm Show Building in Harrisburg on March 19 1977.
57, Mike Moore playing for Philadelphia Bartram in 1968.
57, Gina Naccarato, Montessen High (W 93-37) Carmichaels, 1/14/1994
57, Eric Roslonski, Alverton Southmoreland (W 89-60) North Versailles East Alleghany, Feb. 1991 (21-30 FG)
57, Maude Searcy, Wilkinsburg High in a 75-73 loss to Monaca 1990. (Credit: Paul Luchter)
57, Rod Musselman, at Quakertown, Dec. 17, 1971 in
100-52 victory. This is the Bux-Mont League
record for most points in a game. It was also the first time in school history that Souderton broke the century mark.
He had 16 field goals and went 25-for-33 from the line. (Credit: Tim Neely)
57, Lynn Nelson, Wesleyville High School against Northwestern High School, (both schools are in Erie County), 1961-62. Nelson later played basketball for then Edinboro State College.
57, Langley senior forward Wayne Bransom finished his scholastic basketball career ... Bransom scored 57 points in his final game in a Mustang uniform . (Credit: Paul Luchter)
56, Barney Cable, Rochester High School,
2-9-1954 vs Mars H. S. in a Section 8 game ( Beaver County Record for boys). Cable played at Bradley University and
in the NBA. (Credit: Andy Nuzzo) (The Beaver County Hall of Fame
says it was 58 points). The March 2, 1954 Pittsburgh Press
56, George Dintiman of Highspire High School (now part of Steel-High) scored 56 points in a basketball game against Lower Paxton High School in 1954. He later went to Lock Haven University where he played football, basketball and ran track; he was drafted by the Baltimore Colts of the NFL and Montreal Alouettes of the CFL. He went on to coach basketball at Inter American University of Puerto Rico from 1959-1965 (two undefeated teams, five league championships)-while in Puerto Rico, he also coached their professional team, the Athleticos de San German; and then moved on to coach at Southern Connecticut State University (1965-68). He went on to be a professor, a university administrator, and an author of over 40 books on sports, conditioning, fitness, nutrition and health.
56, Mike Emick, Oil City scored 56 points in the Oilers' 121-48 romp over Rocky Grove on Feb. 9, 1971. The 6-5 Emick made 20 field goals and was 16-17 from the foul line. (Penny Weichel, The Oil City Derrick)
56, Shane Goss, Cameron County – 1999 (Credit: District 9 website)
56, Dave Harman playing for Millersburg, scored 56 points against Middleburg in 1989.
56, Matt Hilton playing for
scored 56 against Mifflinburg early in the 2005-2006
season, as he led the Panthers to an 8-0 start.
56, Jon Iati, York Catholic (school record), York Catholic won 89-59 against York Suburban, Dec. 26, 2001,
at 13th annual Special Olympics Holiday Classic at York Tech. (Credit: Jim Seip, York Daily Record)
56, Wib Leonard playing for Northern Cambria High School against Reade Township, 1961.
56, Hallie Orben, Del Valley in a Wayne County League game, 1964.
56, Cliff Parsons scored 56 Gateway vs. Duquesne (W 71-59), December 4, 1964. (Pittsburgh Post Gazete) (by Fayette County Guru)
56, Jason Perry playing for South Williamsport in 1999. (Credit: Todd Davis)
56, Gary Piff, Bethleham had 56 against Allentown Central Catholic, Feb 24, 1955. Piff was a junior that year. (Credit: Paul Luchter)
56, Ray “Smoke” Laval, South Fayette High, 1971 (Pittsburgh area)
56, Calvin Newell, Strath High School, had a 56 point game, 2009. (Credit: Paul Luchter)
56, Nafis Ricks, Lamberton High (W 91-62) Nueva Esperanza, 1/19/2006 (Philadelphia)
56, Lloyd Sharrar, Meadville scored 56 points against Franklin on Jan. 19, 1954. Sharrar went on to play at West Virginia. (Penny Weichel, The Oil City Derrick)
56, Lionel Simmons playing for Philadelphia Southern in 1986.
56, George Smith laying for Spring Grove
scored a school record 56 points in 90-81 victory against West York Feb. 12,
(Jim Seip, York Daily Record/Sunday News)
56, Rob Strickler, Frazier High School in the WPIAL
scored 56 points against West Green in 1998.
It eclipsed the record of 54 points scored by Joe Lafko (Credit: Matt Todaro)
56, Wade Timmerson, Fort Cherry in a 90-59 win over Sewickley Academy, 1/8/1988 (5'10") (Credit: Paul Luchter)
56, Curtis Waltman, Garden Spot in the Spartans' 83-76 win over Lebanon on Dec. 22, 2000 to break the Lancaster-Lebanon League single-game scoring (Credit: Paul Luchter)
55, Brian Balliet, Jim Thorpe, Feb 2, 1995 vs. Williams Valley
(that included 12 3-pointers).
(Credit: Lou Rusnock, Lehighton Times News)
55, Mark Balbach, Edgewood 109 Coraopolis106, 21 FG, 13-18 FT 2/14/1969, Post-Gazette (broke his own record of 52)-(Credit: Paul Luchter)
55, Jim Buffler, Upper Moreland 88-65 Souderton, Gettysburg Times, Jan. 19, 1961.
55, Troy Daniel playing for Philadelphia Lamberton in 1984.
55, Diane Decker, Marian High, 1984-85.
55, Curt Fromal of Ridley Twp set the Delaware Valley individual
scoring record by
scoring 55 points against Harriton High on February 3, 1959.
55, Dave Graybill, John Harris High, 1952-53.
55, Oscar Jackson, Beaver Falls, 1970. 1/18/72, Beaver County Times. (Credit: Paul Luchter)
55. Bill Kagarise, Williamsburg against Glendale High. 1966. (Credit: Paul Luchter)
55, Johnny Miller of Solanco scored 55 vs Cocalico on 2/15/94.
55, Gerry McNamara, Scranton Bishop Hannan scored a career-high 55 points in an 83-76 win over Trinity at Martz Hall in Pottsville. The Golden Lancers (29-3) won their 18th straight and snapped Trinity's 43-game winning streak in the AA Eastern Finals. (Scranton Times-Tribune archives)
55, Shenango senior Steve McNees, a school-record in a 72-65 win over Farrell in 2005-06.
55. Chris Pipkin, New Brighton, 1988. (Beaver County Times, Bob Barrickman)
55, Warren Sallade, Wilmington Joint v.Darlington, 1/27/1959 (6'1" Sr.) (Class B) (Credit:Paul Luchter)
55, The New Castle News of 1/5/55 indicated that George Schoepper of Mount Lebanon scored 55 points (20 fg, 15ft) in Mt. Lebanon's 89-42 win at Waynesburg (Submitted by Tom Taylor).
55, Bill Shoop, Sunbury Owls 77-30 Mifflinburg High, 1/25/1949 (22 FGs, 11 FTs), (Credit:Paul Luchter)
55, Frank Stanczak playing for Philadelphia Roxborough in 1947.
55, Bob Stevenson of Elk Lake as a senior in 1977 averaged 33 points and 16 rebounds,
scoring 55 in the championship game.
55, Debbie (Hedden) Stone, Freedom scored 55 points in a 100-33 win over Notre Dame G.P. in the 1967-68 season. That was back when in girl's basketball only one player could cross half court while the rest had to either play on the offensive or defensive side of the court.
55, Kareem "Rab" Townes playing for Philadelphia Southern in 1991.
55, 1964 -- "For the second time in two weeks, Dave Turtzo sets Pen Argyl's single-game scoring record, this time scoring 55 in the Green Knights' 99-53 Lehigh-Northampton League win over Palisades. Turtzo shoots 23-for-41 from the floor and hits nine of 11 free throws to help the Green Knights to a school-record point total." (Allentown Morning Call) (Credit: Paul Luchter)
55, Don Wagner, Williamsburg Blue Pirates 104-41 Claysburg HS, 22 fg, 1/10/1956, (Credit: Paul Luchter)
55, Stoughton “Stodie” Watts, Jenkintown v Lansdale (which is now North Penn) in 1954-55.
55, Stoughton “Stodie” Watts, Jenkintown v New Hope in 1954-55. He finished his career with 1,972 total points.
55, Megan Yedsenna from Mahanoy Area beat Old Forge single-handedly in the
in 1989 with 55 points.
54, Dave Allenson, Eisenhower Ikes 102-80 at West Forest Indians (Tionesta), 1/13/1970 (21 FGs, 12-18 FTs). (Credit: Paul Luchter)
54, Tim Appleton Sewickley Academy vs. Cornell (W 95-74), December 12, 1972. (Pittsburgh Post Gazete) (by Fayette County Guru)
54, Clarence Armstrong, Boothwyn Chichester (W 96-90O.T.)
Academy Park, Feb. 1988 (12 3s)
54, Beth Bobbitt, Upper St; Clair v Oliver, 1984-85 (Credit: Paul Luchter)
54, Stan Boskovich playing for Albert Gallatin High School, scored 54 points vs West Greene High School in 1971 or 1972 the final score was 167- 30. (Bill Boskovich)
54, Terry Dorner, Loyalsock High v Warrior Run, 1978, in 20 minutes. She averaged 37 a game her senior year "while topping 40 points in 6 straight games." She went on to lead Mercer Community College and Rutgers to the junior college and Division I national championships. (Chris Masse, Williamsport Sun Gazette)
54, Mark Evans, Avonworth scored a school record 54 points helping rout Sewickley Academy 91-50, Dec 13 1985 - Evans connected on 19 of 32 . (Credit: Paul Luchter)
54, Mark Horner, Johnstown HS scored 54
points in one game vs Johnstown Vo-Tech in 1984, breaking Pat Cummings previous
record of 50.
(Credit: Brian Subich)
54 Jimmy Kaplan, Windber Ramblers 71-44 Franklin-Conemaugh Township Blue Jays, 18-39 FGs, 18-20 FTs, (Credit:Paul Luchter from Indiana Evening Gazette, 12/14/1951)
54, Mark Kasunic, Freedom High School, in a 100-63 win over New Brighton, 2/9-1973. (Credit: Andy Nuzzo)
54, Joe Lafko, Frazier, (W.P.I.A.L.) vs. Waynesburg (W 92-78), December 23, 1983. (Pittsburgh Post Gazete) (by Fayette County Guru)
54, Lynn Nelson, Wesleyville High School (Erie County) The first game of the 1961-62 season Nelson scored 54 points against North East St Gregory's High School. Nelson later played basketball for then Edinboro State College.
54, Jason Perry, South Williamsport in 3 quarters against Bucktail High
School, 2/15/99. South Williamsport won the game 116-45. South
Williamsport went to 22-0 and Bucktail fell to 3-16.
54, Barry Love playing for Philadelphia Overbrook in 1947.
54, Beth Natale,
New Castle (W 70-32) v. Quaker Valley,
(24-36 FG 6-13 FT) Jan. 19, 1987 (Credit: Paul
54, Frank Romano playing for Weatherly scored 54 against White Haven on Feb 28, 1953. He led Weatherly to
the 1953 Mountain League championship. Named to the Associated Press Little All-State first team in 1953.
54, Tim Skelley, It was Nov. 26, 1974, the night of Chartiers Valley's first game, and Mr. Skelley poured in 54 points in a 104-88 victory against Langley. The point total is still a Chartier's Valley record (Pittsburgh Post - Gazette) (Credit: firstname.lastname@example.org)
54, Steve Vacendak's highest
point total in high school for
Scranton Prep, when he single-handedly outscored
Cathedral despite fouling out with 5:21 remaining in 1962. He was a prep high school All-American and helped
take Duke to the Final Four twice and was voted ACC Player of the Year.
54 Mike Vermillion, West Forest (Tionesta) 104-66 East Forest, 2/11/1969, (24 FGs, 6-6 FTs). (Credit: Paul Luchter)
54, Joe Witowski of Kulpmont scored 54 points in a 101-41 victory over
Mt. Carmel Catholic High
School on January 12, 1953. It stands as a Kulpmont school record.
54, Craig Wise playing for Philadelphia Central in 1991.
54, George Wise, Clearfield set the
record in Patton Hall, the Curwensville High School gym (1956-57 era), the
record still stands as of 2009.
(Credit: Jim Fleming)
54, Frank Weiss, Holy Ghost (Cornwells Heights) v. St. Joseph's (Hammonton, NJ), Dec. 1968 (Credit: Paul Luchter)
54, Charlie Zoll playing for Germantown Academy in 1954.
53, Paul Abeln, Reading Central Catholic Cardianls 78 Perkiomen Prep 52, 1955-56. (Credit: Paul Luchter)
53, Josh Arnold Monessen vs. Beth Center (W 104-66), December 15, 2006. (Pittsburgh Post Gazete) (by Fayette County Guru)
53, John Biggs, McDonald High, 1975-76
53, Mary Ellen Boylan, Immaculate Conception (Washington) 74-9 Jefferson-Morgan 24 FG, ,5-6 FT, Dec 10, 1970; IC Coach Daryle Kuntz encouraged the scoring in running it up on Jeff-Morgan. Ann D'Antonio of Jeff-Morgan was their leading scorer with 4. (Credit: Paul Luchter)
53, Seth Brizek. Oley Valley in 1991-92 season opener vs Shenandoah Valley. He also had two games of 41 in his career. Reading Eagle. (Credit: Paul Luchter)
53, Ray Cassol, Elizabeth-Forward (W 93-81) Thomas Jefferson, 2/21/1969 (35 pts. in 2nd half; 23-26 FT, 15 FG)
53, Fred Curtis, Mt Penn vs Daniel Boone, 2/21/60, Reading Eagle. (Credit: Paul Luchter)
53, Tyreke Evans, American Christian School, his season-high was 53 points in a win over St. Thomas-Moore
53, Erik Elensky, Curwensville, January of 1990 in an away win over the Harmony Owls. (Credit: Jim Fleming)
53, Dan Fortson, Shaler High (W 92-52) over Ambridge, 1994. (Credit: Paul Luchter)
53, In 1992, Darin Hazel, Penns Valley now PV's current head coach poured in 53 points against BEA, hitting 8 threes, and sitting most of the third quarter on the bench in foul trouble. Penns Valley won the game over BEA 103-97 in overtime...200 points scored in a high school basketball game! Hazel broke his school record of 48 he had set the previous season. (Credit: Terrence Glunt)
53, Ron Herbster, Swarthmore HS vs Ridley Park HS (79-59)-25 FG's / 3 FT's, January 13, 1961 (Credit: Mal Van Meer)
53, Lorri Johnson, New Castle vs Beaver Falls, 1985-86 (Credit: Paul Luchter)
53, Fran Kondrad, Bentleyville Bears (W 93-41) West Beth High, 1/8/1955 (6'6") (Credit: Paul Luchter)
53, Herb Lake, Midland had 53 on 1-14-1955 vs. Mars High School. Herb played at Youngstown (Ohio) State when it was an NAIA school. (Credit: Andy Nuzzo)
53, Steve Martin, Edison (2/9/05) scored a
school-record 53 points and the Owls defeated Fels,
78-64.Martin scored 26 points in the final quarter and 37 points in the second half.
He broke the previous school record of 42 points set by Tim Young in 2002.
Miller of Catasauqua scored 53 points on 1/15/63 as Catasauqua beat Lehighton 90
He shot 19 for 26 from the field, 15 for 16 from the foul line and pulled down 24 rebounds. (Thomas Taylor)
In 1972, playing for the Carolina Cougars in the now defunct ABA broke the league scoring record with 67 points against Memphis. (Johnstown Tribune Democrat, 1972)
53, Bob Motil – Redstone vs. South Union, February 1953. (Pittsburgh Post Gazete) (by Fayette County Guru)
53, Jim Neurohr, Greensburg-Salem (W 109-56) Greater Latrobe, Jan. 1972 (6'1" sr.) (Credit: Paul Luchter)
53, Billy Owens, Carlisle did it twice his senior year when he dropped 53 on Cumberland
the regular season and 53 on Pittsburgh Central Catholic (still a state record) in the 1988 state
finals leading Carlisle to their 4th straight Quad A championship, (Joshua B Clark).
53, Maureece Rice of Philadelphia Strawberry Mansion in 2003. During
the 2002-2003 season, LaBron James and his high school team visited
Philadelphia to play Rice and Strawberry Mansion.
In this nationally televised game, James exhibited great defensive skills by guarding Rice and holding him scoreless for the first three quarters.
53, On Feb. 7, 1965, Jim Roessner scored 53 points for Clearfield St. Francis against Lock Haven Immaculate Conception. It was a Sunday game, which were common among Catholic schools at that time. Jim scored between 40 and 50 points eight times and between 30 and 40 points 17 times. He later played at Susquehanna University in Selinsgrove. (Frank Roessner)
53, Joe Romano of Tamaqua Catholic scored 53 points (26-1-53) in a 94-59 victory over Coaldale Catholic on Dec. 23, 1952. (Allentown Morning Call) (by Tom Taylor)
53 Clarence Shields, Greenville v Grove City, 1953-54. (Credit: Paul Luchter)
53, Bob Sura, Wilkes-Barre GAR (W 94-55) Lake Lehman, 1991
53, Chris Torrie, St. Sebastian (W 99-53) over St. Catherine, Mar. 1976. (Credit: Paul Luchter)
53, Eric White playing for Philadelphia Bodine in 1991.
53, Rahim Washington playing for Philadelphia Overbrook in 1998.
53-Josh Arnold, Monessen against Beth-Center Dec. 15, 2006
52, Tim Appleton Sewickley Academy
vs. Mars (L 76-94), December 8, 1972.
Post Gazete) (by Fayette County Guru)
52-Calvin Grumley, Johnsonburg, in a 104-96 overtime win over St. Mary's in the 2006 Elk County Holiday Tournament
52-Shawn Bailey, Bellwood-Antis, 73-65 at Claysburg-Kimmel, 2/17/1987 24 of 30 FGs, 4 of 7 FTs (Altoona Mirror 2/18/1987), (Credit: Paul Luchter)
52, Gene Banks playing for West Philadelphia in 1977.
52, Greg Beckwith Laurel Highlands vs. Southmoreland (W 100-54), February 12, 1982. (25 FG’s & 2-2 FTM-FTA) (Beckwith scored his 1,000 point in the 3rd Quarter.) (Pittsburgh Post Gazete) (by Fayette County Guru)
52, Jimmy Bingham South Hills vs Carrick for the City League record, 1949. (Credit: Paul Luchter)
52, Gerry Bisbey scored 52 in South Hill's 95-57 win over Carrick on 2/26/60. (Mount Washington News, 3/4/60, p. 4), (Credit: Tom Taylor)
52, Charlie Booker 52 vs. Middletown 1974
52, Debbie Christman, Emmaus Green Hornets 85-72 Central Catholic, 12/18/1976 12-32 FGs, 28-37 FTs, 23 rebounds, 10 steals, 5 a., at Rockne Hall. (Credit: Paul Luchter)
52, Barb DeShields, William Penn of York scored a girls YAIAA record 52
points in 80-34 win against Hanover
on Jan. 17, 1990. (Credit: Jim Seip, York Daily Record/Sunday News)
52, Diane Decker, Marian Catholic sets a school record of 52 points to lead the Fillies to a 127-28 win over Freeland in a game in which Marian leads 36-2 after one quarter, 67-10 at halftime and 101-16 after three periods, 1984. (Credit: Paul Luchter)
52, Zena Edwards, Hamburg, 1985. (Credit: Paul Luchter)
52, Lisa Fairman - DuBois Central Christian (now catholic) had 52 in either 2000 or 2001, (Credit: Chris Rossetti, d-9 sports)
52, Freshman Maria Fantanarosa scored 54 points to lead Mount Carmel to a 68-57 victory over Tamaqua, 1982. Maria then went on to become the all-time scorer for Pennsylvania Girl's Basketball. (Credit: Paul Luchter)
52, B.B. Flenory, Valley (New Kensington) scored 52 against Norwin in the 1975-76 season. Was one of only 12 Western Pennsylvanians to be named a Parade Magazine All-American in history. He went on to star at Duquesne University.
52, Mark Garbacz, Venango Christian (now Venango Catholic), Oil City, 52 points, on Feb. 5, 1971, in a 107-30 victory over St. Mark Seminary of Erie. The 6-4 Garbacz had 23 field goals and was 6-9 from the line. (Penny Weichel, The Oil City Derrick)
52, Joe Gower, Lehighton scored 52 points, Feb 1, 1991 vs. Palmerton, (Credit: Lou Rusnock, Lehighton Times News)
52, Chris Hanes playing for Philadelphia McDevitt in 2002.
52, Bill Harper, Purchase Line HS (W 98-59) Harmony Joint, 1/24/1964
52-David Hill, Philadelphia Hope Charter, 2006
52, Rick Hostetler, Rockwood scored 52 points in a 97-44 win over Somerset in the final game of the 1971 season.
52, Jack Hurd scored 52 points in 1987 for Warwick in a loss to Conestoga. Hurd went on to play for LaSalle and then overseas. (Credit: Greg Shenenberger) (Update by Bud Tangert, of Lititz)
52, Jerry Kincel, Riverside, 01/17/12, he had 52 pts of Riverside's 61 pts. against Holy Cross including 33 pts. in the fourth and OT..... "his effort that game was unreal as evident by the stats" - "Anyone who witnessed the game would have to agree that if Jerry Kincel didn’t foul out with 18 seconds left in OT and a one point lead, Riverside would have won". Riverside lost 63-61.
52, Frank Kunze playing for Philadelphia Bartram in 1964.
52, Joey Legenza of Nesquehoning fired in 23 field goals and 6 free throws for 52 points on 2/27/62 against
Pleasant Valley. The Allentown Morning Call article stated that he broke the school scoring record of 50 by
Steve Kusko against Lansford in 1956. (Credit: Thomas Taylor)
52, Nicole Levandusky, Palmerton 52 points, Feb. 8,
1997 vs. Northern Lehigh.
52-T.J. McConnell, Chartiers Valley against West Mifflin (2008-2009)
52, Gerry McNamara, Scranton Bishop Hannan v. Parkland, 2001-02
Jerry Kincel, Riverside
(Photo credit: Butch Comegys)
52, Jim Muldoon playing for Philadelphia Southern in 1954.
52, Rod Musselman,
at home vs.
Wissahickon, Dec. 28, 1971 in
Souderton’s 113-91 loss. Musselman had 17 field
goals and was 18-for-20 from the line. Wissahickon went on to become the first Bux-Mont League school to win the District 1 Class A title that year, four years after it was the first Bux-Mont school to win the Class B title.
(Credit: Tim Neely)
53, A.J. Nastasi, Northern Bedford
v Laurel Valley, Dec. 1996, consolation game, Windber Christmas Tournament.
Altoona Mirror (Credit: Paul Luchter)
53 Garry Nelson, Fox Chapel H S Jan. 11, 1966 Foxes defeated Wilkinsburg, 90-64. (Credit: George Guido, Valley News Dispatch)
52, Carl Nolan, South Williamsport 1976 (Williamsport Sun Gazette)
52, Rich Novak, South Union set the Fayette County scoring record in 1958, however it was broken the next year by Sam Sims. South Union, merged with North Union in 1965 to form Laurel Highlands.
(Credit: Tom Taylor per the Brownsville Telegraph).
52 Larry Ondako, Burrell Feb. 14, 1989 Bucs defeated Hampton, 96-93. 7-7 3-point shots, 15-16 FT. Ondako is now head basketball coach at Westminster College. (Credit: George Guido, Valley News Dispatch)
52, Keith Pritchik, Pittston Seton Catholic (W 83-64) Lake Lehman, Feb. 1990
52, Carmen Riazzi, Erie, 1952-53
52, George Schlegel Fleetwood 52 vs. Sinking Spring 1924. (Credit: Mike Drago, Reading Eagle)
52, Ray Shiffner playing for Philadelphia Roxborough in 1950.
52, Mike Sepsick, West Pittston Rams vs Luzerne 1966. The West Pittston Rams basketball team guided by Charles “Chic” Daniels captured first half honors with a 9-0 record. Daniels cited Mike Sepsick as top shooter scoring 52 points in a game against Luzerne ending the half. Other leading rebounders for the team were John Williamson and Jim Devers. Bill Langan surprised Luzerne’s defense with four set shots that help cinch the Ram’s win. (Judy Minsavage, Pittston Dispatch) (Credit: Paul Luchter)
52, Dave Vetica, Riverside High School, 12-26-1975. (Credit: Andy)
52, Emil Washko, Daniel Boone HS v Brandywine Heights, 1/11/1980 (6'5" 22-30fg,8-8ft, 8 reb). (Credit: Paul Luchter)
52, Dennis Wuycik, Ambridge, 1967. Setting the school record. Ambridge won he state championship that year and Wuycik went on to play at North Carolina University. 1/18/72, Beaver County Times. (Credit: Paul Luchter)
51-Mickey Bekelja, Harrisburg Bishop McDevitt in a 90-53 win over Lancaster Catholic on 2/24/56, (Patriot News)
51, Harold Booker, Darby-Corwyn vs Landsdowne-Aldan (69-56) 25-of-31 FG's / 1-of-4 FT's, 12/ 10/63, (Credit: Mal Van Meer)
51, Sam Bowie, "Lebanon's 7'1" living legend" entered the
2,000 point career circle on February 3,
1979 with a 51 point outburst and a Lebanon victory over Lancaster Catholic, 100-66.
51, Nick Buterbaugh of
Meyersdale had the High Individual Game for 2003-2004 with 51
on Jan. 23 against Berlin-Brothers Valley. His total included 9 3-pointers.
51 Bobby Branzet, Springdale Feb. 9, 1954 Dynamos defeated West Deer 91-58. (Credit: George Guido, Valley News Dispatch)
51, During the 1985-86 season Rod Brookin,
Steelton-Highspire scored 50 points in an 88-62 win over
Dauphin East (SH floor record) and 51 points in a 95-63 win over Central Dauphin (old C.D. floor record).
51- Rich Carlberg, Oakmont Feb. 18, 1964 Oaks defeated Etna, 92-43. 23 FG 5-6 FT. (Credit: George Guido, Valley News Dispatch)
51, Jim Chacko, Charleroi High, 1959. (Credit: Paul Luchter)
51-Dennis Clarke, Everett set a new single game cage scoring record tossing in 51 points against Central Fulton, but the Warriors lost 92-89. (Credit: Daily News Huntingdon and Mount Union, Sports Editor, Mailand McIlroy, Feb. 9, 1973) (Submitted by Paul Luchter)
51, Pat Conroy playing for
Loyalsock in 1976 vs Mifflinburg.
(Credit: Todd Davis)
51, Hatboro-Horsham's Ed Fogell scored 51 points (18-23 fg's, 15-19 ft's) in a 99-41 win over Perkiomen Valley on 1/15/85. 28 1st half sat w/4:34 left (Philadelphia Daily News, 1/16/85, p83) Credit: Thomas Taylor
Don Fortson, a 6-6 power
Union scored 51 points on 21 field goals and 9 of 15 free throws in
a Mountain League contest played between Mt. Union and Chief Logan (known as Indian Valley today) on February 7, 1969. Mt. Union won 113-74. Fortson would finish second in Mountain League scoring at the end of the 14 game schedule to Rich Mumper of Chief Logan with 319 points to Mumper's 337 points. (Steaven D. Hoover)
51, Al Foster, Oil City scored 51 points in a 105-14 romp over Titusville on Feb. 18, 1918. Foster made 22 field goals and was 7-16 from the line. (Penny Weichel, The Oil City Derrick)
51, Bob Haas playing for Philadelphia McDevitt in 1968.
51, Billy Harris playing for Penn Charter in 1971.
51, Ashley Heckard, Greenwood scored
51 points against Harrisburg Academy in a District 3 playoff
on Feb. 20, 2001. She was 8 for 9 behind the three point arc, 9 of 11 on two's and 9 of 10 from the foul line all
while playing less than 20 minutes.
51, Joe Hindelang playing for Philadelphia Lincoln in 1963.
51, Essie Hollis, Erie Strong Vincent, 51 in a 1973 playoff game. (Credit: Paul Lutcher)
51, Dick Hunt, Hunt, a 6-6 senior center, scores a school-record 51 points in Nazareth's 90-56 Lehigh-Northampton League win at Coplay in 1957. Hunt broke Bill Agnew's previous mark of 45 set three years earlier. (Credit: Paul Lutcher, from Morning Call Flashback)
51, Jimmy Johns, Cherry Tree High, 1947
51, Helen Kellander, Snow Shoe HS (W 59-27) at Morris Township HS (Morrisdale), 1/28/1940 (25 FGs, 1 FT), 1/30/1940. (Credit: Paul Lutcher, from the Clearfield Progress)
51, Brent Kitching, Sharon Hill HS vs Yeadon HS (83-58) -21 FG's / 9 FT's January 13, 1961 (Credit: Mal Van Meer)
see too many games where both teams have a player score 50,"
Mal Van Meer.
51 Jeff Barrett, Clifton Heights vs Conshohocken (113-96) 22-of-26 FG's / 7 FT's, 2/18/66 (Credit: Mal Van Meer)
50, Bob Moore, Conshohocken vs Clifton Heights (96-113) 24 FG's / 2 FT's, 2/18/66 (Credit: Mal Van Meer)
51, Brandan Housler – Cameron County 1999 (Credit: District 9 website)
51, John Martinez, Mt. Union Trojans in a 78-61 win over Claysburg-Kimmel on Jan 2, 2007 (Credit: Dave Burman)
51-Micah Mason, Highlands netted 51, including nine 3-pointers, but the Golden Rams (4-4) lost again in overtime, this time to Ringgold, 100-93, in the Trinity tournament. (Pittsburgh Post Gazette, 12/28/10)
51, Myron Lowe, Farrell (W 112-82) v. Summitt Academy, 1/11/2002
51, Jim Maciupa, St. Colmans Catholic 1950-51 (Turtle Creek)
51, Terry McGovern, Lykens scored 51 against Upper Dauphin Joint on 2/21/56. McGovern was the school's career scoring leader with 1,576 points. (Credit: Tom Taylor quoting from Lykens Basketball, written by Jerry Pinkerton).
51, Gerry McNamara, Scranton Bishop McNamara in 2002 PA eastern final at Pottstville
51, Sean Miller, Blackhawk High School, (2-6-87) son of
Blackhawk HS coach John Miller. Played at University
of Pittsburgh and later became the coach at Xavier University. (Credit: Andy Nuzzo)
51, Jermaine Morgan, Jeannette High (Feb. 14, 1989) had 51 points as the Jayhawks (8-10) outlasted Mount Pleasant (6-15) by an 82-79 count in boys' basketball action. (Credit: Paul Luchter)
51, Sheana Mosch, DuBois Central
Christian had 51 in 1999 , (Credit: Chris Rossetti, d-9 sports)
51, Terry O’Shea, Carlynton vs. Mars (W 111-51), December 12, 1991. (Pittsburgh Post Gazete) (by Fayette County Guru)
51, John Palmieri, Daniel Boone v Oley Valley, 2/16/1971. (Credit: Paul Luchter)
"Posey" Rhoads, playing for the Mercer "Mustangs" hit 51 vs. Coraopolis,
Mercer won the Class B State Championship that year.
51, Dawan Robinson playing for Philadelphia Martin Luther King in 2000.
51, Will Robinson Laurel Highlands vs. Mt. Pleasant (W 111-55), January 5, 1968 (18 FG’s & 15-17 FT)
51, Ron Robeson, Williamsburg v Claysburg, 2/11/1955 21 fg, (Credit: Paul Luchter)
51, Bob Sebastian, Harrisburg Bishop McDevitt in a 84-76 win over William Penn, 1971 (Patriot News)
51, Doug Schneider, East Forest scored 51 in a 71-62 loss to Villa Maria on Feb. 12, 1999. He had 17 field goals (two 3s) and was 15-18 from the line. (Penny Weichel, The Oil City Derrick)
51, Elsie Schink, Slippery Rock State Normal School v Woodlawn HS, Feb. 1920 (Feb 20, 1920 The Record (Johnson City/Endicott) (Credit: Paul Luchter) This would have been under the girls rules at that time of 6 on 6.
51, Bob Sonneborn, West Greene, scored 51 points (17 fg., 17 ft.) in an 80-67 loss to Carmichaels in the semifinal of the Green County Coaches Association Undergraduate Tourney. From the 2/23/67 Uniontown Morning Herald. (Credit: Tom Taylor)
51, The Lehigh-Northampton League
league record of 51 points was set by Coplay's
in 1951 and later broken in 1955 by Cal Vogel's 90
51, Bob Stevenson, Elk Lake 97-58 Mt. Penn, 3/14/77 PIAA Interdistrict Class A Playoff game, at Carbondale [20 in 1st qtr.]-(Credit: Paul Luchter)
51, Derry Stufft of Shade HS scored 51 points in 1966 at Berlin (both in Somerset County). John Baltzer was at the game. (Credit: John Baltzer)
51 Mark Timko, Apollo-Ridge Feb. 3, 1989 Vikings defeated Shannock Valley 99-77. 21 FG (2 3-pointers) 7-7 FT. (Credit: George Guido, Valley News Dispatch)
51, Kathy Travers, Wilmington 94-16 Riverside, 2/15/1982. Wilmington led 23-0 after the first quarter and 45-4 at the half. and 80-7 after three quarters. Riverside was 0-21 at that point in the season. 2/16/82, Beaver Co. Times. (Credit: Paul Luchter)
51, Justin Voithofer Carmichaels vs. Bentworth (L 96-94), December 3, 1995. (Pittsburgh Post Gazete) (by Fayette County Guru)
51-Josh Valentic bested Micah Mason's 44, as Valentic and Trinity edged Mason and Highlands in overtime, 89-87, in the first round of the Trinity tournament. Dec 2010, (Credit: Paul Luchter)
51, Curtis Waltman, Garden Spot at districts, Hersheypark Arena. pouring in 51 points to propel the Spartans past Littlestown 72-71 in a District Three Class AAA semifinal (February 27, 2001, Lancaster Intelligencer Journal) (Credit: Paul Luchter)
51, Tanisha Wright, West Mifflin set her mark and at the same time a WPIAL Tournament record in Class AAA with
51 points in 2000.
50, Tim Appleton – Sewickley Academy vs. Penn Hall Academy (L 60-83), January 9, 1973. (Pittsburgh Post Gazete) (by Fayette County Guru)
50, Tim Appleton – Sewickley Academy vs. Shady Side Academy (W 55-54), January 26, 1973. (Pittsburgh Post Gazete) (by Fayette County Guru)
50, Anwar Amin playing for Philadelphia Bodine in 1993 hit 50 twice.
50, Claude Arrington, Carrick High (W 96-95) Bishop Boyle, 1/21/1971 (Pittsburgh)
50, Casey Baker, Conneaut Valley, he scored 50 points against Cochranton on Feb. 8, 2011 (Credit:.Lane Baker)
50, In 1964-65,
Charles "Chip" Beaston, a center, averaged 29.6 points overall, still the
Columbia High School record, and 32.4 points in league games; scored a
school-record 50 points in a game against Manheim Township. In 2006 Columbia
retired the #30 jersey of Beaston, a decorated Vietnam War veteran.
50, Lauren Beckley, Fairfield in 81-42 win against Biglerville on Dec. 16, 2005.
(Credit: Jim Seip, York Daily Record/Sunday News)
50, George Bendis – East Bethlehem vs. Mapletown (W 92-31), February 16, 1951 (22 FG & 6 FT). (Pittsburgh Post Gazete) (by Fayette County Guru)
50, Harry "Haps" Benfer 50 points for William
Penn/York High set the school scoring record in 77-3 victory against
Steelton Jan. 6, 1911.
(Jim Seip, York Daily Record/Sunday News)
50, Dan Bonner, Avonsworth High (W 89-44) at Avalon HS, 1/5/1971
50, William (Skip) Bonner, Verona H S scored 50 points against Millville High School in a 125-75 Verona High Victory in 1971. Bonner was the WPIAL scoring champion that year with 31.9 PPG in league play.
50, Rod Brookin, Steelton-Highspire (W 95-63) Central Dauphin, 1985-86
50, Hal Brown 50 points for William Penn/York High set the Central Pennsylvania League record March 4, 1952 in 100-57 victory against William Penn (Harrisburg). (Jim Seip, York Daily Record/Sunday News)
50, Kobe Bryant, Lower Merion High, 1996 (twice that season)
50 Tony Buscemi, North East St. Gregory's 85 Venango Christian 83 , 2/13/1965 (broke school record of 49), at North East (20 FG, 10-11 FT)
50, Mimi Caldwell playing for Benton in 1985. (Credit: Todd Davis)
50, Matt Carroll, Hatboro-Horsham v West Chester Henderson, 1997 (soph) (Credit: Paul Luchter)
50, Swin Cash, McKeesport v. Steel Valley, 1997-98
50, Jim Chacko, Charleroi in a 82-35 win over Bellmar High, 1959. At 5'11, he averaged 26.5 points per game and was named the MVP in the prestigious Farrell Lions Holiday Tournament that season.
50, Pat Cummings, Johnstown High, 1973-74
50, 1958 Fell High School's (now
part of Carbondale Area) Jack Danchak scored 50
points against Throop. (Jason Hartman, email@example.com)
50, Ed Duss, Shaler High, 1944
50, Baltazar Feliciano playing for Philadelphia Kensington in 2002.
50, Bob Fisher in Wernersville's 79-31 win over Bethel. A man named Veto was the referee in a time when most games were refereed by just one man. Fisher had 20 field goals and ten foul shots to register his total of 50, 2/20/48. The 1948 Ice Capades were playing in Hershey the same night. (Credit: Paul Luchter)
50-Paul Gibson, Interboro HS v Harriton, 2/19/1972, 22-36 FGs, 6 FTs. (Credit: Paul Luchter)
50, The North Carolina State-bound Kamela Gissendanner poured in 50 points in Clairton's118-26 rout over Duquesne two weeks ago. "Her first-year coach Marsha Collins didn't win many friends by running up the score" according to the Valley Independent. (Credit: Paul Luchter) Jan 1, 2003.
50, Jill Henne playing for Fleetwood High School on February 1, 1993. Fleetwood beat Schuylkill Valley 70-46. In this game, Jill Henne scored 50 points.(Credit: firstname.lastname@example.org)
Heiser playing for Millersburg, scored 50 points against Columbia in a District
game at Central Dauphin East H.S. in 1980.
50, Jason Hood Allderdice vs. Langley (W 82-74), February 8, 2000. (Pittsburgh Post Gazete) (by Fayette County Guru)
50, Dave Hottenstein, North Penn at Hatboro-Horsham (Hatbox), 1967 or 1966 (Credit: Paul Luchter)
50, Anthony "Bub" King playing for William Penn (Philadelphia) in 1982. (Credit: Alison Eachus)
50, Mike King - Fairchance-Georges High School (now Albert Gallatin High School) - scored 50 points on January 29th 1980 vs. West Greene High School. Fairchance-Georges won the game 114 to 50. King had 22 FG's, 6 of 6 from the Free Throw Line for 50 Points. He also added 19 Rebounds and 4 Dunks. (Fayette County Guru)
50, Christie Kennedy at 5'8, playing for
Wallenpaupack H. S. in 1988 scored 50 in the final
season game - against a Carbondale box-and-one defense specifically designed to stop her.
50, Richie Kohler playing for Penn Charter in 1955 set the Inter Ac League record with his 50 in an 86-56 win over Germantown Academy. He had 16 field goals and 18 for 21 from the line.
50, Steve Kusko of Nesquehoning against Lansford in 1956. (Credit: Thomas Taylor)
50, Rob Kezmarsky,
Laurel Highlands 1989 scored 50 points vs. Wilkinsburg, he
was later the head coach at Uniontown
50, Rob Kezmarsky, Laurel Highlands 1990 scored 50 points vs. Punxsutawney, he averaged 35.7 points a game during the 1989-1990 season.
50, Ron Krick, West Reading, 1958-59 vs Muhlenberg to win their first Western Division title since 1937. (Reading Eagle)
50, In 1970, Owen Long, Shanksville HS scored 50 points in a playoff game. (Credit: John Baltzer)
50, Theresa Lorenzi, West Hazleton in a 102-71 win over Mt. Carmel.
50, Dave Lynch, Venango Christian (now Venango Catholic), Oil City, 50 points, on Jan. 28, 1969, in a 108-75 win over George Junior Republic, Grove City. Lynch had 24 field goals and was 2-6 from the line. Dave Lynch later played professional basketball in Belgium. (Penny Weichel, The Oil City Derrick)
50, Kim Maguire of Wilkes Barre Meyers
scored 50 points against West Side Tech during the 1989-90
basketball season. (Credit: Dave Konopki, Wilkes-Barre Times Leader)
Marshall, former La Salle star, scored 50 points for
Downingtown in 1963. That is still
the school record. Coatesville was ahead 40 to 4 after the first period and wound up with an even 100 points.
50, Bruce May, Hyndman High School (Hyndman, Pa,) a two-time All-State Basket Ball player from set the school single game scoring record (that stands to this day) during his Senior Year of 1954 when he scored 54 points against Oldtown High School, Oldtown, Maryland. (Information provided by Coach Chris Stoner).
50, Monica McCaffrey, Allentown Central Catholic Vikettes 73-54 Phillipsburg, 1986. (Credit: Paul Luchter)
50, Ben McCauley Yough 75 vs. Southmoreland 62 OT, 2003. (Credit: Paul Luchter)
50, Terry McGovern, Lykens scored 50 against Halifax on 1/14/55. Lykens made it to the state championship game in their final season (1964-65) losing to Conneaut Lake 66-54. (Credit: Tom Taylor quoting from Lykens Basketball, written by Jerry Pinkerton).
50, Ed Miller, Bishop Guilfoyle High School
Altoona in 1962-63 vs Bellwood. He later played for the
"Running Rebels" of Old Miss. (Credit: Rocky Pacifico).
50, Shakayla Mitchell, William Penn (York High) in a 72-70 win against West
York on Jan. 20, 2006,
(Credit: Jim Seip, York Daily Record/Sunday News)
50, Kevin Moodie, Danville 106-73 Hughesville, Dec. 1981, (Credit: Paul Luchter)
50, Dave Myers, Chambersburg in
a 90-86 win over Bishop McDevitt, 3/1/1966 21
31 FGs, 23 reb., 8 FTs3/2/1966 (Credit: Paul Luchter quoting from The Hagerstown Daily Mail, Maryland)
50, Brad Pensyl holds the Bangor record at 50 (1978). (Credit: Brad Palmer)
50, Bob "Posey" Rhoads, playing for the
"Mustangs" hit 50 vs. Rocky Grove, 1966-67.
This was his second 50+ game for the year.
50, Keith Pritchyk, Seton Catholic 90-73 Bishop O'Reilly, 1/31/1990, (Credit: Paul Luchter)
50, Maureece Rice playing for Philadelphia Strawberry Mansion
Notice that Rice went over the 50 point mark three times in his career.
50, Bob Rhoades, Mercer Mustangs 94-50 Rocky Grove, 1/27/1967
|50, Eric Roslonski -Southmoreland 87 vs. Tri Valley 64 (now Albert
Gallatin) 1991 (15 FG's & 3 Threes & 11-13 FT)
50, Warren Sallade, Wilmington Joint, 1958-59 (5'11"; 26-32 FTs). (Credit: Paul Luchter)
50, Ashli Schwab, Eastern Lebanon County High (ELCO), 2001
50, Suzanne Shimkus, Marian Catholic in a 1980 win, 80-27 over Bishop Hafey. (Credit: Paul Luchter)
Martin Shimer 6’5,
McConnellsburg ( (Credit: Coach
(Credit: CoachMax Stackhouse)
50, GAR's Chris Shovlin scored 50 points against Seton Catholic on Jan. 7, 2003. (Credit: Dave Konopki, Wilkes-Barre Times Leader)
50, Stan Sligh of Hopewell High School 98 New Castle 83, 2/2/72 (Credit: Andy Nuzzo)
50, Dean Singletary, Perkiomen (Pennsburg) (W 67-40) Plumstead Christian, 2001-02
50, A. Swanson in a game in 1930 playing for the Mt. Jewett H S "Magicians" in District 9 set the scoring record. In 1/11/1946, Terry "Bud" Carl, came close when he had 48 for Mt. Jewett in an 85-24 win over Port Alleghany. (Credit: Paul Luchter)
50, Kevin Sweesey, North Hills Christian School 62-59 (OT) Uniontown Christian School, 2/17/1981. Sweesey scored all ten of his teams points in the overtime period. (Beaver County Times) (Credit: Paul Luchter)
50, Brooke Stewart, East Allegheny 75-73 Schenley, The sophomore was 11 for 11 from the foul line to lead her team to championship of the East Allegheny Tournament. Cindy Dallas of Schenley has 36 in the game. 12/27/1996. (Credit: Paul Luchter)
50, Abdul Taylor, Audenried, 1996 (Philadelphia)
50-Malia Tate-DeFreitas, Steelton had 50 in the District 3 Championship Game in a 84-78 loss to Lebanon Catholic. 3/1/12 as a junior. (Rodney Froth)
50, T.J. Heatherington – Serra Catholic vs. Neshannock (W 88-74), February 24, 2009. (Pittsburgh Post Gazete) (by Fayette County Guru)
50, Kareem Townes, Southern High (W 105-68) Furness, Feb. 1991 (Philadelphia) (Credit: Paul Luchter)
50-Lancaster McCaskey guard Leontae Turner, but they lost 83-81 to Reading, 12/14/08 (Credit: Paul Luchter)
50-Trinity 89, Highlands 87 (OT) — Despite a career-high 44 points from Micah Mason, Highlands fell in the Trinity tournament. Josh Valentic scored a WPIAL season-high 50 points for Washington Trinity Mason hit a 3-pointer to send the game to overtime. Both players hit five 3-pointers and were a combined 23 for 24 at the foul line. (12/10/10), (Credit: Valley News) (Credit: Paul Luchter)
50- Mike Vreeswyk, Morrisville in a 73-72 loss (OT) to St. Pius X, 3/2/1985 PIAA District 1 Class AA playoffs. (Philadelphia Daily News) (Credit: Paul Luchter)
50, Fred Warrick playing for
Philadelphia Bok in 1994.
50, Richie Wright, Abington High School, Mar. 1975 (last game of year)
50, Denny Wuycik of Ambridge, 1/2, 1968. Played at University of North Carolina. (Credit: Andy Nuzzo)
50, Bob Zanella of Karns City Area High School, 1/16/79 against Clarion Area High School
District 9-1979, Butler Eagle article
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Joe McMunn, Norwin Union, 1917-21, twice over 50 in a game. (Credit: Paul Luchter)
Credits: ( Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Lebanon Daily News, Wilkes Barre Times-Leader, Scranton Times-Tribune, Tim Manning, Todd Jones, Joshua B Clark, Andrew Bennie, Dennis King, Andy Nuzzo, Rick Heckard, Rich Miller, Dell Jackson, Ray Saul, Hazelton Standard-Speaker, Stephen White, Philadelphia information, Ted Silary at: http://www.tedsilary.com, Dave Burman at Chester High School Clippers Boys Basketball Chester, Pennsylvania, BluDvls79@aol.com, Joe Frollo, Repository assistant sports editor, Bob Kovalchik, Steaven D. Hoover, Thomas Taylor, Lancaster Intelligencer, Tim Neely, Paul Luchter (Oceanside, NY), Dave Konopki, Jim Seip, York Daily Record/Sunday News, Andy Nuzzo, Lou Rusnock, Lehighton Times News, Paul S. Luchter (Amazing Sports Lists, Karen Vought, Bradley Litchfield, http://www.d9sports.com, Fayette County Guru, Mal Van Meer, Paul Luchter, Penny Weichel (The Oil City Derrick), Sports Illustrated, George Guido (Valley News Dispatch)
The United States List of all-time scorers, http://www.luckyshow.org/basketball/USHighHighs
Non-Pennsylvania Notable Performances
153, Erman Kunter, playing for Fenerbahce Istanbul in a 175-99 win over Hilalspor Izmir in 1988 in the
Turkish Professional League.
135, Danny Heater sets the national high school record with 135
points on Jan. 26, 1960, playing for
Burnsville, West Virginia as they defeated Widen 173-43. Read his story HERE
113-Epiphanny Prince, a 5-foot-9 high school senior scored 113 points for Murry Bergtraum H. S. (NYC) in a 137-32 win over Brandeis High School, (Feb 1, 2006).
113, Bevo Francis set the NCAA individual game scoring mark which has
stood since the 1953-54 season. He scored 113 points
on 38 baskets and 37 foul shots on February 2nd, 1954 against Hillsdale College of Michigan. Bevo also scored 116 points 1/19/1953 vs. Ashland (Ky.) Junior College.
105, Cheryl Miller of Riverside Poly, California holds the national high school record for girls.
She scored 105 points in one game during the 1981-1982 season.
101, Lisa Leslie of Inglewood Morningside, California
scored 101 points in the first half against
South Torrance (Calif). South Torrance H. S. declined to play the second half.
100, Wilt Chamberlain (Overbrook H.S.) playing for the Philadelphia Warriors scored 100
points against the New York Knicks to set the
NBA record at
the Hersheypark Arena on March 2, 1962 . On January22, 2006, Kobe Bryant (Lower Merion H. S.) playing for the Los Angeles Lakes scored 81 against the Toronto
Raptors, the second best in NBA history. He shot 28-of-46 from the
floor, 7-of-13 from 3-point range and 18-of-20 from the foul line. Wilt
had made 36-of-63 from the field and 28-of-32 from the foul line while playing
all 48 minutes. How many players have ever missed 27 shots in a game?
Special from Dave Burman in Lewistown, the play-by-play radio of the night that Wilt scored 100 points in an NBA game, (Find the play-by-play radio at http://www.randomhouse.com/crown/wilt/)
Note: Find other national accomplishments at The National Federation for records at http://www.nfhs.org
51, 12/13/1968, C. Hill (21 FG) for Garfield Business Institute
(Beaver Falls) 102-112 against the State-Fayette Campus
submitted by Paul Luchter (5/16/08)
1-Find additional lists for all states go to,
and to Amazing Sports Lists compiled by Paul S. Luchter.
2-List of National Basketball Association players who have scored 60 or more points in a single game.
The amazing statistic is that Wilt Chamberlain scored 60 or more on 32 occasions while Michael Jordan had 60 5 times (once in playoffs), Elgin Baylor 4 times (once in playoffs), and Kobe Bryant 2 times.
(thanks to Dr. Bob Weiner email@example.com for submitting this information).