#GriffinLentsch>U@B-ball. See if that doesn’t trend on twitter. The basketball genius wracked up that score, breaking the record for a Division III basketball game, in a game against Principia College on Saturday.
Bizarrely enough, the previous record-holder was also a student at Grinnell College, Jeff Clement. He set the record in 1998 with a game against Illinois College. According to Huffpo:
Like Clement, Lentsch benefited from the frenetic, all-out pace preached by Grinnell coach David Arseneault. For years, Arseneault’s teams have looked to shoot from distance on offense and press on defense. To keep up the relentless assault, he subs en masse like a hockey coach.
This was the first game of the season for Grinnell. In the second game, Griffin ONLY pulled off 25 points. Sadly, this is not the record for scoring in a single game in the NCAA. That record was set by two different people, Bevo Francis and Frank Selvy, in 1954 who each managed to get 100 points in a game.
See Griffin making the score in the Youtube video below: