Going Great Guns- Metro Area Schoolboy Scoring Records

Courtesy of Paul Luchter’s webpage “Lucky’s Amazing Sports Lists” (http://www.mindspring.com/~luckyshow/amazingsportslists.htm )

•District of Columbia High School Boys Basketball One-Game Scoring Record:
(including DC Metro Area, Md. & Va.)
   74 pts. Marty Lentz, Mount Vernon (VA) v. JEB Stuart, 2/24/1961
   63 pts. Elgin “Rabbit” Baylor, Spingarn High School v. Phelps Vocational, 2/5/1954
   57 pts. Louis Bullock, Canterbury School, 1993-94 (Accokeek, Maryland)
   57 pts. Chris Wright, St. John’s College Cadets (W 108-35) Bishop Walsh Spartans, 2/17/2007 (23-34 FG, 4-11 3s, 16/16/14/11) Alhambra Catholic Invitational Tournament 3rd place consolation game at Frostburg State
   53 pts. Anthony “Jo Jo” Hunter, Mackin HS (L 95-99) Mount St. Joseph (Balt.), Mar. 1976 Alhambra Catholic Invitational Tournament at Allegany High
   53 pts. Lyndon DeBellotte, Cardozo High, Jan. 1983
   53 pts. Henry Hall, Riverdale Parkdale (MD) (L 102-104O.T.) Beltsville High Point, 2/3/1988 (21 reb, 8 3-pointer, 3rd 50 of yr.)
   53 pts. Scottie Reynolds, Herndon High (VA) (W 91-81O.T.) I.C. Norcom, 1/22/2005 (12 in OT, 9 reb., 6 a., 99 pts. in 2 games.) Battle of the Bay Showcase at Oscar Smith HS
   52 pts. Jim Wexler, Western High (W 90-43) Charlotte Hall Military Academy, 2/10/1953 (17 pts in last 5 minutes)
   52 pts. Lyndon Debellotte, Cardozo HS (L 71-78) Woodson, 1983
   51 pts. Henry Hall, Riverdale Parkdale (MD) (W 106-92) Oxon Hill, 1987-88
   51 pts. Folarin Campbell, Springbrook Blue Devils (W 87-67) Richard Montgomery HS, 2/2/2004 (Maryland) (7 reb., 5 a.)
   51 pts. Evann Baker, Archbishop Carroll (W 89-88) Brevard Christian School (Fla.), 2/4/2006 (Hit 3 foul shots with no time left in game; 21-21 FT) 7th Place Game at Montverde Invitational, Orlando
   50 pts. Donald Williams, Macklin High, 1972-73
   50 pts. Lamar Haynes, Washington International (W 100-57) Alexandria (Va.) Islamic Saudi Academy, 1/30/1990
   50 pts. Tre Kelley, Dunbar High v. School Without Walls, 2001-02 (6’1″ Jr.)
   49 pts. Darnell Dodson, Eleanor Roosevelt HS (MD) (L 94-97O.T.) Dunbar (D.C.), 12/27/2006 Riverdale Baptist HS Christmas Tournament
   48 pts. Marquis Newby, Carroll High (W 84-58) Martinsburg (W.Va.), Feb. 1993
   47 pts. Victor Page, McKinley Tech, 1993-94
   47 pts. Kellii Taylor, Archbishop Carroll High v. Oak Hill Academy (Va.), 1993-94 (6’0″ Sr.)
   47 pts. Dennis Bassich, Einstein HS (MD.) (W 73-61) at Meade High, 12/28/2007 Meade Holiday Tournament

Elgin’s 63 in a high school game played at a 1954 pace was gettin’ it done!

It also bears mentioning that Harold Fox of Northwestern scored 64 in a game in 1968, and that his contemporary, big Gary Browne of Walt Whitman, exceeded 60 in a game not documented on the list above. Few fans who were on hand will ever forget the ’68 Maryland AA state championship final between Northwestern and Whitman’s Vikings, when Fox, who left the game with a second quarter injury, returned to post 21 points and 16 rebounds to help give his squad a victory. Fox, a Scholastic Coach All-American, later starred at Jacksonville University.



7 responses to “Going Great Guns- Metro Area Schoolboy Scoring Records

  1. I was at the game when Harold went out hurt. I was a junior at Northwestern at the time. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a greater come back in my life. When Harold came back on the floor anything seem possible. Of all the players I’ve seen in my life, Harold and Len Bias both of Northwestern seemed to be pure players.

  2. Thanks for visiting and dropping a memory on us Ray. Don’t be a stranger- an All-Time Prince George’s County boys’ first, second, third, and fourth team is forthcoming. We’ll be interested to hear your feedback.


  3. I was also at that championship game as a Walt Whitman student. I was thinking about it recently when I attended the girls high school state championship. This time, the team from my town won. Very exciting. Does anyone know what became of Gary Browne? He went to college somewhere in the south and I heard that he suffered a career-ending spinal cord injury in a car accident. I would like to know if that is true (hopefully it isn’t) and whether or not it’s true, would like to know what became of him.

    • Thanks Deb. Ill ask around, and maybe a blog reader will see this and tell us what became of Gary Browne.


      • Gary Browne was inducted into the Walt Whitman HS Hall of Fame last night (October 15, 2010). He worked in law enforcement for over 30 years and recently retired as Police Cheif from a small town in Kansas. He did suffer some injuries from a car accident during his Freshman year at WVU that ended his incredible basketball career. His wife said that she didn’t even know that he had been an athlete until sometime after they were married. He is very humble and credits his parents, coaches and teammates for his success in basketball.

  4. Hi. I’m a sports columnist for the Washington Times, and I’m trying to research a story on the death of Marty Lentz. Would you have any stats on his career at Mount Vernon HS? Thanks

    • Thanks Dick-

      Lentz was named All-Met in 1960. He was a tremendous shooter from distance, one of the most accurate the Metro region has ever produced.

      His scoring performance below is still the standard for area schoolboys:

      74 pts. Marty Lentz, Mount Vernon (VA) v. J.E.B Stuart, 2/24/1961

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