240-point game breaks record for girls high school basketball
February 9th, 2011
03:05 PM ET

240-point game breaks record for girls high school basketball

Girls high school basketball in Iowa sure ain't what it used to be.

In the state where girls used to play six-on-six and only forwards were allowed to shoot, two teams combined Monday night for an astonishing 240 points.

The Gladbrook-Reinbeck Rebels outlasted the West Marshall Trojans 122-118 in a double-overtime barn burner.

By contrast, another girls high school game in Iowa the same night featured a final score of 27-26, the Times-Republican newspaper reported.

The 240 total points is a national record for a high school girls basketball game, smashing the old record of 222 set in a 113-109 win by Booneville, Mississippi's Thrasher High School over Wheeler in 2004, according to the National High School Sports Record Book.

The two teams scored at a rate of six points per minute in the 40-minute game. It was tied at 98 at the end of regulation and at 108 after the first four-minute overtime, according to the Times-Republican.

The Rebels' Paige Thompson scored 10 of her 20 points in the second overtime to ice it for the home team.

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soundoff (16 Responses)
  1. Analita Rectalson

    I love to play with balls too!

    February 9, 2011 at 3:15 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Analita Rectalson

    oops! *play ball too!

    February 9, 2011 at 3:16 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Cesar

    Oh, really?

    February 9, 2011 at 3:24 pm | Report abuse |
  4. fightin joe

    Dont mess with those iowa girls

    February 9, 2011 at 5:14 pm | Report abuse |
  5. obnoxious

    Dogs like balls too

    February 9, 2011 at 5:16 pm | Report abuse |
  6. GTL

    That's a lot of balls going in holes. Seems like high school girls are no longer the delicate flowers they claimed to be.

    February 9, 2011 at 5:18 pm | Report abuse |
  7. bb fan

    Maybe both teams just had extremely, and equally, lousy defense.

    February 9, 2011 at 5:30 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Bleh

    I think they just alternated handing the ball to each other, then had a two-minute actual game at the end of the 4th quarter!
    Yep, hot, sweaty girls...interested, boys!

    February 9, 2011 at 5:58 pm | Report abuse |
  9. waynebob

    Sounds like a few defensive drills would be in order......

    February 9, 2011 at 6:55 pm | Report abuse |
  10. RUFFNUTT

    i noticed they did state that all the shots made were shot granny style..

    February 9, 2011 at 6:55 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Bleh

    What we used to call "potty shots!"

    February 9, 2011 at 9:21 pm | Report abuse |
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    But can they cook?

    February 10, 2011 at 1:00 am | Report abuse |
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