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  • Plano West (Texas) outlasted Clear Springs (League City, Texas) 107-105 in a five-overtime thriller on Friday during the quarterfinals of the Sandra Meadows Classic in Duncanville, Texas. The scoreboard ran out of space after 200 points.

    The Dallas Morning News reported that, according to the National Federation of State High School Associations record book, it was the highest-scoring girls basketball game in Texas history and the sixth-highest in national history.

    File photo by Michael Henderson

    Courtnie Latham, Clear Springs

    Plano West senior Allison Staley drilled a 3-pointer at the buzzer to force the second overtime, while Tyara Cox-Warren forced a third overtime with a layup at the 6-second mark and finished with a game-high 28 points. West, which is ranked No. 3 in Class 5A, never led No. 4-ranked Clear Springs in the first two overtimes. It finally triumphed by sinking 9 of 10 free throws in the fifth extra session.

    Staley told the newspaper, "It's a thrill to be in one of those games. Honestly, the competitiveness - It starts to get high-strung and everyone's freaking out and you hear the crowd. It's amazing. It's really fun."

    Courtnie Latham paced Clear Springs with 27 points.

    * Four unbeaten teams participated in the girls portion of the annual Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame Classic on Friday in New Castle, Ind.

    No. 2-ranked Columbus North (Ind.) emerged as the champion by beating Mater Dei (Evansville, Ind.) 63-55 after routing No. 1-ranked Hamilton Southeastern (Fishers, Ind.) 53-30 in the semifinals. Junior Tayler Goodall earned MVP honors by scoring 19 points in the semifinals and drilling five 3-pointers in the first half of the title game to force Mater Dei into defensive changes. Standout sophomore Ali Patberg led with 19 points in the finale.

    Mater Dei's outstanding 5-11 junior, Maura Muensterman, scored 22 points in the finals and 40 during an 83-54 semifinals victory over Logansport (Ind.).

    * The boys Hall of Fame Classic also was held on the same day in New Castle with Arsenal Tech (Indianapolis) beating Cathedral (Indianapolis) 60-54 in the finals. MVP Trey Lyles compiled 17 points and 14 rebounds. He scored 14 points in the decisive third quarter when Tech came from behind to take the lead. The 6-9 junior star also had 19 points and 17 rebounds during a 72-59 victory over Northrop (Fort Wayne, Ind.).

    * Stan Leech posted his 700th coaching victory as Boerne-Champion (Boerne, Texas) routed Uvalde (Texas) 70-22.
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    Mike Richardson and his offensive line earlier this season.

    In a game that featured over 1,300 yards of passing offense, Marble Falls (Texas) quarterback Mike Richardson set a Texas state record for passing yardage in a game Thursday with 725 in a 62-55 win over Boerne-Champion (Boerne, Texas).

    The 725 yards, as confirmed by head coach Todd Dodge via TexasHSFootball.com editor Christopher Lyke, ranks as the second most in national history behind the 764 yards by David Koral of Pacific Palisades in 2000. This game was also tweeted out by @texashsfootball.

    The Texas state record was 683 yards, set last year by Dylan Sheffield of Wichita Falls in a game against Denton. Only two quarterbacks in Texas history, according to Texas Football, had ever thrown for over 600 yards in a game. There were nearly two in the game between Marble Falls and Boerne Champion.

    Boerne Champion quarterback Kyle Poeske, who had 577 yards in a game earlier this year, finished with 595 yards, according to the San Antonio Express-News.

    Richardson's total nearly doubled his output for the previous three games. He had thrown for 760 yards so far on the season.

    Dodge has coached for 26 years at both the high school and college level. He's most noted for his seven years at Carroll (Southlake, Texas) where his teams went 98-11 with four state championships, including three in a row from 2004-06. Each of those final three teams were named mythical national champion by either USA today or the National Prep Poll. He was named National Coach of the Year by USA Today in 2005.

    Dodge is in his first year at Marble Falls and has led the team to a 3-1 record.

    File video of Richardson this season