National record-setting basketball players from Gladbrook-Reinbeck and West Marshall of State Center arrived on the Wells Fargo Arena court not to perform or play, the rival teams still shared the floor on Thursday, March 3.
Gladbrook-Reinbeck beat West Marshall of State Center 122-118 in double overtime of February 7. Their combined total of 240 points set a national high school record for the most points scored in a high school five-player girls' game.
Players from both teams shared recognition on Thursday afternoon. They wore matching T-shirts that read "National Scoring Record." Gladbrook-Reinbeck officials requested them and allowed West Marshall to order the same ones.
National record-setting Rebels at the Iowa Hall of Pride on Thursday, March 3. Front row (l-r) Paige Thompson, Brittney Keller, Lauren Bengen, Addi Kickbush and Erin Wentzien. Back row (l-r) Emily Snider, Taylor Flamme, Emily Dinsdale, Jenna Roeding, and Emily Stoakes.
Photo by “Grandpa” Bud Locke
The previous record of 222 was set by two Mississippi schools in 2004.
They made a joint appearance at the Iowa Hall of Pride on Thursday morning to sign a basketball that will be on display.