MOOSE LAKE (AP) -- Brian Jamros launched 3-pointers, broke away for layups and slammed home dunks on the way to scoring 61 points in Moose Lake-Willow River's 86-38 win over McGregor.
The 6-3 senior's point total was the fifth-highest ever recorded in a boys' high school game in Minnesota and just nine points fewer than the 70 Norm Grow scored for Foley in 1958.
''He scored in just about every way possible,'' marveled Lyle Halverson, the assistant coach for Jamros' Rebels. ''It was amazing.''
Jamros -- who smashed the old school record of 48 points and set a Polar League single-game record -- was averaging 30.2 points a game before Friday night. He doubled that against McGregor, making 24 of 32 field-goal attempts, including 8 of 14 from the 3-point line.
''I was in a zone, I guess,'' said Jamros, a forward. ''I got some easy layups early, and after that the game just came to me. I hit some outside shots and everything just started falling for me.''
Jamros also had five assists and seven steals.
''My teammates did a great job of getting the ball to me all night long,'' he added. ''I've got to give them credit for everything that was accomplished tonight. I can't say enough about them or about (head coach Lyle Giersdorf). He let the ball come to me.''
After Jamros set the school record, he took an accidental head butt and had to leave the game because he was bleeding. But when he returned, he immediately made three 3-pointers and a layup.
Jamros didn't have any extravagant celebration plans.
''I'll have a couple buddies over and we'll have some pizza and sodas,'' he said. ''I'll just enjoy the weekend and then it's back to work on Monday.''
The Rebels are 14-0 overall and 7-0 in conference play. They are ranked No. 6 in Class AA.
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