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Is Texas Invitational record book overdue for new wave of record setters?

November 14, 2018

Is this the year that the McDonald’s Texas Invitational record book receives a few dings and scratches?

There hasn’t been many dings and scratches to the record book over the last six years, prompting many to wonder if the dam is about to break.

After the 2011 tournament, the new records just came to a screeching halt. That November, there were a bumper crop of new records on the girls side. On the boys side, there was an uptick in new records during the 2015 and 2016 events, but they appear to be anomalies.

In the girls division for single game team scoring, the last record was set in 2011. Clear Springs owns the high water mark for most points scored in one 32-minute contest when the Lady Chargers scored 92.

That broke the record set the year before by Duncanville and its 86 points. Sharing third place is the Duncanville girls in 2007 with 85, College Park with 85 points in 2008 and College Park again in 2007 with 85.

The record for most field goals in a game could be in the books for quite a long time. San Antonio Taft’s production of 37 field goals in a 2005 tournament game remains in the books The following year, DeSoto drained 31 buckets.

For free throws in a single game, that record is getting kind of stale. Cy-Falls connected for 29 in a 2011 game and it remains No. 1. That same year, La Porte drained 25 for second place.

That Clear Springs game in 2011 that produced 92 points was helped by the record-setting 14 3-point goals the girls drained. Cy-Fair and Clear Brook share second place with 11 thanks to games in 2007 and 2005 and Houston Madison hit 10 in a game eight years ago.

On the boys’ side for single-game records, Copperas Cove still owns the record for most points after netting 111 in 2012. It broke the old record of 105 set in 2004 by Houston Wheatley and 102 set by Houston Jones.

Copperas Cove also owns the record for most field goals in a game with 45, breaking North Crowley’s record of 41 in 2007.

For most 3-point goals made in a game, Flower Mound’s 15 six years ago remains tops. Tomball and South Houston share second place with 14, established in 2007 and 2006, respectively.

Individually, Charli Collier of Barbers Hill is in the record book more than once on the girls side, while La Porte’s Alex Hobbs is in the books three times. Under made free throws for a tournament, Hobbs is listed twice.

ravery@hcnonline.com

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