A very unique scoring race has developed this year in Minnesota high school basketball. But surprisingly, the competition is relatively unknown.
Following Tuesday's 44-point effort, 5-foot-9 senior guard Becca Dahlman
of Braham (Minn.)
is the career scoring leader with 4,306 points over her six-year career. However, 6-2 senior guard Anders Broman
of Lakeview Christian Academy (Duluth, Minn.)
boys team has 4,295 points during the same six-year period and he has a game on Thursday.
It should be pointed out that this is not a personal duel of any kind. It's just two great players winding up brilliant careers. It's probably going to come down to who plays the most state tournament games.
Dahlman broke the state girls record as a junior and early this season she broke the boys record of 4,086 points. Then Broman passed her up. Now he trails again.
"She's a great player," Broman told MaxPreps. "I know she has worked hard and it's great that things are working out for her. I don't look at it that way (as a duel), but it's kind of a cool situation, too."
Dahlman returned the compliment when she said, "His shot is the best shot I've ever seen. He is an unbelievable shooter. He has a great stroke and is so quick. Just to think that could happen (win the race) is a great opportunity. I'm not at all conscious (of the record) in games. That would be a cool thing. But I'm just trying to get ready for college, to make myself better at everything and win a state championship."
Both attend small schools. Braham is a Class 2A school with approximately 65 students per class in grades 9-12. Lakeview Christian is Class A with about 15 students per class in the same number of grades. Both players score a high percentage of their team's points, but teammates accept and play their roles well.
Their backgrounds, however, are quite different.Click 'Next' to read more about Dahlman and Broman.