Thursday, January 14, 2010

NYS boys basketball 60-point club

The New York Sportswriters Association sends us a newsletter every week and this week's edition included all of the 60-point scorers in New York State high school boys basketball history.

The all-time leader? Peru's Chuck Kinney scored 98 points in a game during the 1954-55 season.

Here are the players from Section II to make the cut:

67 points - Rich Campoli, St. Joseph's (Albany) - 1964-65

64 points - Rit Keith, Draper (Rotterdam) - 1957-58

62 points - Babe Baldwin, Mayfield - 1956-57

60 points - Mal McGuire, St. Mary's (Hoosick Falls) - 1963-64

60 points - Gerry Thomsen, Hoosic Valley - 1964-65

60 points - Nick Sedita, Doane Stuart - 1993-94

60 points - Lee McCarthy, Heatly - 2004-05

The game certainly has changed over the years, widening the lane and adding a three-point stripe, not to mention the way officials call a game these days. Section II players have only broken the 60-point barrier twice in the modern era and both happened in the Central Hudson Valley League. There are plenty of tiny little gyms in the CHVL where players don't need to do a lot of running, just simply turn around to shift from offense to defense.

Will anyone ever score 60 points or more in a Section II game again?

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