High School Hoops Players Who Had 100-Point Games
Scoring 100 points in a basketball game is an amazing feat for any player. Nowhere has it been done more than on the high school level. Still, only 26 players across boys and girls high school basketball have scored at least 100 points in a single game over the last 110 years.
The ethics of going after the 100-point mark have been hotly debated since coaches, players and teams first started chasing it. That debate has done little to curb the hysteria surrounding a player when they actually do it.
These are all of the players who reached the 100-point mark in one game, including a few notable players who came up just short.
Almost Made It (Junior High): Bob Harrison — 139 Points
Junior high school: LaGrange School (Toledo, Ohio)
Date: Feb. 3, 1941
Final score: LaGrange School 139, Arch Street School 8
Bottom line: We wanted to give a special shout-out to one junior high school player for the sheer audacity of scoring all 139 of his team's points in a game. That is what Bob Harrison did as an eighth-grader in a 139-8 win over Arch Street School in 1941.
Harrison continued to be a really good baller. He went on to star at Woodward High School, then the University of Michigan, then played nine seasons in the NBA, where he won three NBA championships with the Minneapolis Lakers and was an NBA All-Star in 1956.
Almost Made It: Wilt Chamberlain — 90 Points
High school: Overbrook High School (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
Date: Feb. 17, 1955
Final score: Overbrook 123, Roxborough 21
Bottom line: Legendary center Wilt Chamberlain first gained fame as a prep star at Overbrook High in Philadelphia, where he once scored 90 points in just 28 minutes on 36-of-41 shooting.
Chamberlain's 90-point game against Roxborough came after he scored 71 points against the school the previous season. It also was part of a stretch of games where Chamberlain scored 74 and 78 points in the previous two games.
On March 2, 1962, Chamberlain became the only NBA player in history to score 100 points in a single game, posting 100 for the Philadelphia Warriors in a 169–147 win over the New York Knicks at Hershey Sports Arena in Hershey, Pennsylvania.
Almost Made It: LaMelo Ball — 92 Points
High school: Chino Hills High School (Chino Hills, California)
Date: Feb. 7, 2017
Final score: Chino Hills 146, Los Osos 123
Bottom line: If you're a basketball fan — or if you're under the age of 20, even — you probably know who LaMelo Ball is.
The youngest sibling in the Ball family and brother of former No. 2 overall pick Lonzo Ball, LaMelo Ball first got our attention as a high school star at Chino Hills High, where he scored 92 points as a sophomore.
Ball was the No. 3 overall pick in the 2020 NBA draft by the Charlotte Hornets and the favorite to win rookie of the year before he broke a bone in his wrist in March 2021.
Almost Made It: Ed Burling — 97 Points
High school: Crystal Falls High School (Crystal Falls, Michigan)
Final score: Crystal Falls 107, Iron River 27
Bottom line: Very little facts are known about Ed Burling's 97-point game against Iron River. Heck we don't even know the date it occurred.
This has caused quite a bit of confusion and debate among the basketball community in Michigan, mainly if Burling's record should be officially recognized.
The record has been recognized by the MHSAA officially, even though its verification is still a mystery.
20. Tigran Grigorian — 100 Points (Tie)
High school: Armenian Mesrobian School (Pico Rivera, California)
Date: Feb. 11, 2003
Final score: American Mesrobian 114, Los Angeles Pacific Christian 47
Bottom line: The story of the Armenian Mesrobian School's epic 2002-03 season is the stuff of legend in Southern California. They were coached by 2000 graduate Victor Karapetian, who was only 20 years old, went 19-4 and made it to the CIF state semifinals for the first and only time in school history.
The star of that team was guard Tigran Grigorian, or "Tiggy," who became the first boys player in California history to score 100 points in a single game. Grigorian is now a certified personal trainer and nutrition coach in the Los Angeles area.
20. Dajuan Wagner — 100 Points (Tie)
High school: Camden High School (Camden, New Jersey)
Date: Jan. 16, 2001
Final score: Camden 147, Gloucester Township Tech 67
Bottom line: Dajuan Wagner's 100-point night had company. Heritage (Texas) Christian's Cedrick Hensley scored 101 points in a game on the same night.
Wagner, who scored 80 points in a single game as a junior, made 42 of 61 shots against Gloucester Township Tech on his 100-point night and averaged 42.9 points his senior season.
The son of former NBA guard Milt Wagner, Dajuan Wagner played one season for the University of Memphis and was selected No. 6 overall in the 2002 NBA draft. He played six seasons in the NBA and his son, Camden High's DaJuan Wagner Jr., is rated as the No.1 recruit in the Class of 2023.
20. Lynne Lorenzen — 100 Points (Tie)
High school: Ventura High School (Ventura, Iowa)
Date: Feb. 15, 1986
Final score: Ventura 126, Woden-Crystal Lake 74
Bottom line: Lynne Lorenzen set the national high school career scoring record with 6,736 career points at Ventura High, highlighted by a 100-point game against Woden-Crystal Lake in her junior season and a 31-0 record and state championship as a senior.
Lorenzen, who was 6-foot-2, learned how to play basketball on a hoop inside of a barn and broke fellow Iowan Denise Long's scoring record by averaging 65 points per game as a senior. She went on to play college basketball at Iowa State for four seasons.
20. Linda Page — 100 Points (Tie)
High school: Dobbins Technical High School (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
Date: Feb. 15, 1981
Final score: Dobbins Tech 131, Mastbaum Tech 38
Bottom line: Linda "Hawkeye" Page was one of the most celebrated girls high school basketball players in the country when she scored 100 points for Dobbins Tech in 1981.
Page, who broke Wilt Chamberlain's Philadelphia high school scoring record, was also a two-time All-American at North Carolina State.
Page played professional basketball for several seasons in Europe. She died in 2011 of a heart attack at the age of 48, and both legendary UConn head coach Geno Auriemma and North Carolina State great Dereck Whittenburg issued statements praising her following her death.
20. Greg Procell — 100 Points (Tie)
High school: Noble-Ebarb High School (Noble, Louisiana)
Date: Jan. 29, 1970
Final score: Noble-Ebarb 139, Elizabeth 79
Bottom line: Greg Procell played high school basketball in an era where there were much different scheduling rules. His Noble-Ebarb High team played a reported 78 games during his senior season.
The number of games played couldn't have given Procell an advantage when it came to scoring in a single game, and he hit for 100 points against Elizabeth High in 1970.
Procell, at 5-foot-11, set the national career scoring record with 6,072 points and the single-season scoring record with 3,173 points in 1969-70, when he averaged 37.2 points.
Procell signed with Louisana-Lafayette, but left school before the season started and played for Panola (Texas) Junior College, then Northwestern State.
20. Wayne Coward — 100 Points (Tie)
High school: J.C. Lynch High School (Coward, South Carolina)
Date: Jan. 24, 1961
Final score: J.C. Lynch 139, Brittons Neck 31
Bottom line: Wayne Coward is another one of the few players on this list who we don't know much about after his career was over.
What we do know is that Coward had one of the most amazing second-half performances in high school basketball history on the night of his 100-point game against Brittons Neck — Coward only scored 20 points in the first half, then went off for 80 points in the second half.
Coward was the second player in South Carolina to hit the century mark that season, following Midway Cassatt's Ken Robinson, who scored 108 points just a few weeks earlier.
20. Dianne Campbell — 100 Points (Tie)
High school: Claude High School (Claude, Texas)
Date: Jan. 28, 1972
Final score: Claude 106, Clarendon 19
Bottom line: Dianne Campbell played 6-on-6 basketball for Claude High in the early 1970s, when the 5-foot-6 senior forward scored 100 points against Clarendon in a 106-19 win.
It was Campbell's sixth time that season scoring over 40 points for Claude, which won a Class A state championship in 1971.
Her amazing accomplishment also drew some national attention. She was featured in the Feb. 21, 1972, edition of Sports Illustrated in the "Faces in the Crowd" section.
18. Cedrick Hensley — 101 Points (Tie)
High school: Heritage Christian Academy (Rockwall, Texas)
Date: Jan. 16, 2001
Final score: Heritage Christian 178, Banff Christian 28
Bottom line: Cedrick Hensley scored 101 points for Heritage Christian on the same night Camden (New Jersey) High's Dajuan Wagner, a future NBA lottery pick, went off for 100 points.
The story about the double-dip of century-mark scorers grabbed headlines across the country, and both players went on to play for Division I schools, with Wagner playing one year for the University of Memphis and Hensley playing four seasons for the University of Houston.
It had been 22 years since any high school player scored 100 points in a game before the day Hensley and Wagner both did it.
18. Lisa Leslie — 101 Points (Tie)
High school: Morningside High School (Inglewood, California)
Date: Feb. 7, 1990
Final score: Morningside 102, South Torrance 24
Bottom line: Lisa Leslie was one of the most highly recruited girls basketball players of all time at Southern California's Morningside High, where she led them to a state championship in 1989 and scored 101 points in a single game as a high school senior. In this case, she actually scored 101 points in a single half after the other team refused to play the second half.
Leslie stayed close to home to play college basketball for USC, where she was the national player of the year in 1994.
She won back-to-back WNBA championships with the Los Angeles Sparks in 2001 and 2002 and was a three-time WNBA Most Valuable Player.
16. Bennie Fuller — 102 Points (Tie)
High school: Arkansas School for the Deaf (Little Rock, Arkansas)
Date: Jan. 19, 1971
Final score: Arkansas School for the Deaf 133, Leola 58
Bottom line: No player on this list can match the amazing story of Bennie Fuller, who set the Arkansas state record with 102 points while playing for the Arkansas School for the Deaf. He added a 98-point game during his career there as well.
Fuller played for Houston Nutt Sr. in high school, the father of future Arkansas and Ole Miss head football coach Houston Nutt, then played in college for Pensacola Junior College and Arkansas-Pine Bluff.
Fuller's name still resonates as one of the greatest athletes to ever play with a hearing impairment.
16. Ed Vondra — 102 Points (Tie)
High school: Brainard High School (Brainard, Nebraska)
Date: Feb. 4, 1922
Final score: Brainard 148, Raymond 2
Bottom line: The second-oldest record on this list comes from Brainard's Ed "Sport" Vondra, who made 51 field goals in a 146-point win over Raymond that earned a small article in The Lincoln Star the next day.
The win, Brainard's 11th consecutive victory, was made even more remarkable because all 148 points were scored by Vondra siblings. Younger brothers Stanley "Spike" Vondra scored 34 points and Charlie Vondra scored 12 points.
Vondra kept ties to the Brainard area the rest of his life and died in 1985, according to a newspaper obituary.
14. Brian Payne — 103 Points (Tie)
High school: New Port Richey Christian School (New Port Richey, Florida)
Date: Feb. 16, 1988
Final score: New Port Richey Christian 111, Clearwater St. Paul 60
Bottom line: In a long list of somewhat-sketchy attempts to score 100 points, few can equal New Port Richey Christian's Brian Payne's 103 points in a 111-60 win over Clearwater St. Paul in 1988.
Payne also had little time to enjoy tying Wimauma's Dickie Pitts for the single-game scoring record in Florida. After setting the scoring record on a Tuesday night, the Florida High School Activities Association deemed Payne ineligible on Wednesday morning and struck the record from its books.
Payne, it turned out, had already played four years for a Christian school in Alaska and should have actually been a college freshman when he set the record.
14. Dickie Pitts — 103 Points (Tie)
High school: Wimauma High School (Wimauma, Florida)
Date: Jan. 14, 1956
Final score: Wimauma 123, Admiral Farragut 77
Bottom line: Dickie Pitts saw his state single-game scoring record of 103 points tied in 1988 by New Port Richey Christian's Brian Payne, but it didn't stick when Payne was deemed ineligible shortly after breaking the record.
Pitts' record night came just weeks after one of his teammates, Hardy Saffold, scored 92 points in a game. On his own record-setting night, PItts actually sat out the last three minutes of the game.
Pitts played college football for the University of Florida, then for the University of Tampa. He died in 2017, at 79 years old.
13. Danny Boyd — 104 Points
High school: Camden High School (Camden, Tennessee)
Date: Jan. 6, 1961
Final score: Camden 130, Clarksburg 43
Bottom line: There are some players on this list who had teammates that eventually resented them over their 100-point games, or eventually grew tired of the attention that came with it.
Camden High's Danny Boyd did it happily. Encouraged by his teammates, who thought up the idea of trying for the state scoring record, Boyd lit up Clarksburg High for 104 points while making 44 field goals — most of them on jumpers.
What's even more amazing about Boyd's record is that Camden head coach Wayne Chester pulled him from the game with four minutes remaining.
11. Cheryl Miller — 105 Points (Tie)
High school: Riverside Polytechnic High School (Riverside, California)
Date: Jan. 26, 1982
Final score: Riverside Poly 179, Norte Vista 15
Bottom line: Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Famer Cheryl Miller is considered by some to be the greatest women's basketball player of all time — a legacy that began taking root during her high school years at Riverside Poly High.
Miller was the first four-time Parade All-American, male or female, and her 105 points in a single game are still the California record for boys or girls. It also included the first dunk by a female player, on any level.
Miller's younger brother, Reggie Miller, played 17 seasons in the NBA for the Indiana Pacers and is also in the Hall of Fame.
11. Kenneth Johnson — 105 Points (Tie)
High school: Grandfield High School (Grandfield, Oklahoma)
Date: Jan. 10, 1979
Final score: Grandfield 120, Terral 65
Bottom line: Kenneth Johnson is the most reluctant 100-point scorer on this list, nailing 45 of 85 shots and 15 of 16 free throws on the way to 105 points for Grandfield High.
Johnson, who was hesitant to pursue the scoring mark, had to be convinced by his teammates in the moments before tipoff to go for the record.
After setting the record, Johnson became sort of a celebrity, earning a trip to New York, where Hertz presented him with a special award, and he got to meet O.J. Simpson.
Johnson played one season of baseball at Oklahoma City University but never played college basketball.
9. Ken Robinson — 108 Points (Tie)
High school: Cassatt Midway High School (Cassatt, South Carolina)
Date: Jan. 10, 1961
Final score: Cassatt Midway 130, Ruby South 30
Bottom line: Cassatt Midway's Ken Robinson made 48 field goals and went 12-of-13 from the free-throw line, scoring 108 points in a 130-30 win over Ruby South in 1961.
It was the first of two 100-point games in South Carolina high school basketball that season, followed just weeks later by J.C. Lynch High's Wayne Coward scoring 100 points.
Count Robinson among the handful of players we don't know much about on this list. His accomplishment barely made it into local papers, and there's no trace of how his career played out following his 108-point outburst.
9. Morris Dale Mathis — 108 Points (Tie)
High school: St. Joe High School (St. Joe, Arkansas)
Date: Jan. 25, 1955
Final score: N/A
Bottom line: St. Joe High's Morris Dale Mathis is another one of the players we don't have a lot of information about outside of his 108-point game against Witt Springs High.
There's some debate as to when the record-setting game occurred, too. It's listed in different places as being played on either Jan. 22, 1955, or Jan. 25, 1955.
The story didn't even make it to newspapers until Feb. 5, when The Associated Press ran a small wire item that made it into several newspapers across the country.
8. Denise Long — 111 Points
High school: Union-Whitten High School (Union, Iowa)
Date: Jan. 22, 1968
Final score: Union-Whitten 136, Dows 41
Bottom line: Denise Long is the most well-known girls basketball player in Iowa history, and her name was forever etched into sports trivia history when the San Francisco Warriors selected her in the 13th round of the NBA draft — the only woman drafted in NBA history.
Long's legend in Iowa, where she played 6-on-6 basketball in high school, seems more like an urban legend than reality, including her 111-point game for Union-Whitten High against Dows High.
Long, who led Union-Whitten to the 1968 state title in front of 15,000 fans at Veterans Memorial Auditorium, played briefly in a women's pro league sponsored by the Warriors in 1969.
6. Epiphanny Pribce — 113 Points (Tie)
High school: Murry Bergtraum High School (New York City, New York)
Date: Feb. 2, 2006
Final score: Murry Bergtraum 137, Brandeis 32
Bottom line: Cheryl Miller's single-game scoring record of 105 points stood for 24 years before Murry Bergrtraum High's Epiphanny Price broke it with 113 points against Brandeis in 2006.
Price hit 54 of 60 shots on her 113-point night before starring at Rutgers for three seasons. She left before her senior year to play professional basketball in Russia.
She's played in the WNBA for 11 seasons, where she's been a three-time All-Star and won her first WNBA title with the Seattle Storm in 2020.
6. Herman Sayger — 113 Points (Tie)
High school: Culver High School (Culver, Indiana)
Date: March 8, 1913
Final score: Culver 154, Winamac 10
Bottom line: Aside from Cheryl Miller, perhaps no player on this list had as much of an influence on the game of basketball as Herman "Suz" Sayger, who scored 113 points for Culver High in a 154-10 win over Winamac.
Sayger also scored 79 points and 60 points in a single game that season and played football and basketball for Heidelberg University, where he also coached.
It was 19 years after his 113-point game that Sayger made his true mark. He's widely credited with creating the 3-point shot, using it for the first time in a 1932 exhibition game in Tiffin, Ohio.
4. Pete Cimino — 114 Points (Tie)
High school: Bristol High School (Bristol, Pennsylvania)
Date: Jan. 22, 1960
Final score: Bristol 134, Palisades 86
Bottom line: Pete Cimino's story shows exactly what kind of impact a 100-point scoring night can have on your life. Cimino scored 114 points for Bristol High in one of the more competitive games on this list, a 134-86 win over Palisades in 1960, hitting 44 of 79 shots.
Cimino signed a professional baseball contract with the Washington Senators that same year and set the Carolina League record with 20 strikeouts in 1962. He ended up pitching four seasons in the majors for the Minnesota Twins and the California Angels.
Even with all of that, the thing Cimino is still best known for? That 114-point night.
4. Wayne Oakley — 114 Points (Tie)
High school: Hanson High School (Hanson, Kentucky)
Date: Dec. 21, 1954
Final score: Hanson 128, St. Agnes 56
Bottom line: After Hanson High's Wayne Oakley lit up St. Agnes for 114 points in 1954, it got him a full paragraph (no picture) in the local newspaper.
It made him a folk hero in the community. He went 47 of 55 shooting and made 20 of 24 free throws, and even earned a letter of recognition from legendary University of Kentucky head coach Adolph Rupp.
Oakley played one season of college basketball at Kentucky Wesleyan, then had a long career as a state trooper, then was a railroad detective. He died of cancer in 2002.
3. Dick Bogenrife — 120 Points
High school: Sedalia-Midway High School (Sedalia, Ohio)
Date: Feb. 6, 1953
Final score: Sedalia-Midway 137, Canaan 47
Bottom line: Dick Bogenrife isn't the only player on this list that probably didn't leave one end of the floor for extended periods of his record-setting game, when he scored 120 points against hapless Canaan High in 1953.
Where Bogenrife stands out is with his complicated legacy, which includes a coach who may have had ulterior motives, teammates that hate him and his refusal to ever talk about the game, all of which is detailed in this 2008 column by Rob Oller of The Columbus Dispatch.
Bogenrife played briefly in college for the University of Dayton.
2. Johnny Morris — 127 Points
High school: Portsmouth Norcom High School (Portsmouth, Virginia)
Date: Feb. 22, 1961
Final score: Portsmouth Norcom 173, Mary Smith 47
Bottom line: Portsmouth Norcom's Johnny Morris lit up the scoreboard for 127 points in 1961 — a record the Virginia High School Athletic Association still refuses to recognize.
That's because it came before the schools integrated and Portsmouth Norcom was still playing in the Virginia Interscholastic Association, which served all-Black schools like Portsmouth Norcom during segregation.
Morris, who went by "Pep" in high school, entered the game against Mary Smith High averaging just 16 points per game. Every year that the VHSAA doesn't recognize Morris' amazing night is a stain on that institution. He's been recognized in national record books since 1978.
1. Danny Heater — 135 Points
High school: Burnsville High School (Burnsville, West Virginia)
Date: Jan. 22, 1960
Final score: Burnsville 173, Widen 43
Bottom line: Danny Heater's coaches and teammates wanted him to try and break the West Virginia single-game scoring record on Jan. 22, 1960, against Widen High, hoping he could somehow top 74 points.
Heater came out on fire and scored 55 points in the first half before going off for 85 points in the second half, including 55 points in the final 10 minutes.
Heater's final state line is something to behold and shows he very well could have scored 150 points: 53-of-70 shooting, 29-of-41 from the free-throw line along with 32 rebounds and seven assists.
Heater played briefly at the University of Richmond, and his record stood as the highest-scoring total for anyone on the high school, college or professional level until Grinnell College's Jack Taylor scored 138 points in a single game in 2012.