Girl scores 72 of team’s 80 points in win

Published 1:27 am Wednesday, March 2, 2016

DOWAGIAC, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan high school player scored 72 points in her team’s 80-78 double-overtime win, topping a girls’ single-game state record set in 1979.

Kysre Gondrezick led Benton Harbor to an 80-78 victory Monday over Buchanan in a first-round Class B district playoff game. The senior guard scored 49 of her team’s 51 points after halftime — including all 23 overtime points capped by the game-winning basket with 5.7 seconds left.

The Michigan High School Athletic Association’s previous girls’ single-game record of 63 points was held by Debra Walker of Detroit Mumford. Gondrezick is averaging 41.5 points per game this season and has committed to the University of Michigan.

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Asked whether she knew how many points she had, Gondrezick replied: “Enough for us to win, that’s all that matters.”