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Kysre Gondrezick, Michigan prep player, scores 72 points in win

Benton Harbor's Kysre Gondrezick (2) sets up

Benton Harbor's Kysre Gondrezick (2) sets up for a jumpshot as Buchanan's Brooke Wesner defends during a Class B girls district game, at Dowagiac High School in Dowagiac, Mich., on Monday, Feb. 29, 2016. Credit: AP / Ron Dekett

DOWAGIAC, Mich. — A Michigan high school player scored 72 points in her team’s 80-78 double-overtime win, topping a girls’ single-game state record set in 1979.

Kysre Gondrezick led Benton Harbor to an 80-78 victory Monday over Buchanan in a first-round Class B district playoff game. The senior guard scored 49 of her team’s 51 points after halftime — including all 23 overtime points capped by the game-winning basket with 5.7 seconds left.

The Michigan High School Athletic Association’s previous girls’ single-game record of 63 points was held by Debra Walker of Detroit Mumford. Gondrezick is averaging 41.5 points per game this season and has committed to the University of Michigan.

Asked whether she knew how many points she had, Gondrezick replied: “Enough for us to win, that’s all that matters.”

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