Tucker breaks school record in Ram win over C-M-B Raiders

Winning the second game of the season against the Collins-Maxell-Baxter Raiders with more than 90 points in each game wasn’t the highlight of the Greene County Rams’ victory in the middle school gym Friday night.

The highlight was senior Trey Tucker setting a new school record* for career points. Tucker tied the record of 1,538 set by Adam Jones in 1998 with a 3-point shot with three minutes to play. With 1:33 to play in the game and the Rams up 87-59, Tucker put up a seemingly effortless 2-point shot to cross the mark. The game was interrupted as Greene County athletic director Dean Lansman announced the milestone over the public address system.

Coach Chris Nelson at that point put in reserves. Tucker had 39 points for the game, making seven of 12 3-point shots (59 percent shooting), seven of 10 2-point shots (70 percent) and four of four free throws. His 39 points is one point shy of his game record of 40 points against the Gilbert Tigers during the 2014-15 season.

Ten regular season games remain in which Tucker can add to that record total.

The Rams dominated the game, with an eight point lead, 12-4, after just three minutes of play. They were up 29-10 after one quarter and 49-27 at intermission. The Rams’ lead was as many as 16 points.

Wade Adcock scored 16 points and Thomas Jacobsen scored 15. Trey Hinote added eight points, Lance Hughes added six, Chase Stoline scored five points, Jon Strabley scored two and Ben Bravard scored one.

Unofficial numbers show the  Rams shooting at 60 percent from the floor, making 18 of 28 2-point shots and 12 of 22 3-point shots. They made 21 of 24 free throws, well ahead of their 59 percent season average.

The Rams are 7-4 overall and 6-2 in the Heart of Iowa Activities Conference. C-M-B is 2-9 overall and 1-6 in conference play. Next on the calendar for the Rams are a non-conference game against the Winterset Huskies in Jefferson Jan. 16 and a conference game against the North Polk Comets Jan. 17, also in Jefferson.

*Jefferson based program – Jefferson, Jefferson-Scranton, Greene County Community

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According to the Iowa High School Athletic Association, the highest career point total for a player in Iowa is the 2,831 points scored by Brooks McKowen of Wapsie Valley from 2000 to 2003.

 

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