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Wakeup Call: Nothing to see here … just a player scoring a single-game Div. III basketball record 89 points (video)

Nov 24, 2011, 9:00 AM EDT

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Forgive me if you’ve heard about this already, but I couldn’t head into the Thanksgiving weekend without noting that a guy scored 89 points in a Div. III basketball game. Griffin Lentsch, a 6-foot-4 junior guard at Grinnell College in Iowa, scored 89 against Principia College on Saturday. And that’s a Div. III record (the old mark was 77 by Jeff Clement — also of Grinnell — in 1998). Grinnell won, 145-97.

Lentsch’s total is third all-time in all of NCAA, placing only behind the 112-point production by Clarence “Bevo” Francis of Rio Grande in 1954 and the 100-point output by Frank Selvy of Furman, also in 1954.

Lentsch finished 27-of-55 from the field, including 15-of-33 from 3-point land. The 15 treys rank ninth-best in all of NCAA. He was also an amazing 20-of-22 from the free-throw line, with the made number of free throws a Grinnell record.

Oh, and he can dunk.

And how about a 6-foot 4-inch high jump?

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ABOUT LAST NIGHT

A TRADITIONAL THANKSGIVING STORY (GATHER THE KIDS)

[From Wikipedia] Richard Simmons is a fitness expert who promotes weight-loss programs. He has starred in a well-known line of fitness videos and has appeared on many television programs. Simmons was also a frequent guest at one time on Late Night with David Letterman. However, on November 22, 2000, Simmons had a falling out with Letterman after an incident that occurred on that night’s show. Simmons (while dressed as a turkey) was sprayed in the face by Letterman with a fire extinguisher after Simmons grabbed Letterman as if to hug or kiss him, causing Simmons to have a severe asthma attack. Simmons did not appear again on the show for six years.

(Fun fact: The other guest on that show was Giselle Bundchen).

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Light posting today (in theory — who knows what might happen). Enjoy the football, and other stuff.

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TODAY IN MARK TRAIL

The talking wolf! That’s the second-rarest square on your Mark Trail Bingo card (first is Mark with mussed-up hair).

  1. lewp - Nov 24, 2011 at 10:55 AM

    Happy Thanksgiving Rick!

    ESPN Geography Fail…(Psssssst, the answer is on the link…click on the link!)

    “Not sure who would be more insulted, people from Minnesota or Wisconsin” Classic.