•Missouri High School Girls' Basketball Single Game High Scores, 6 on 6 era:
   85 pts. Ruth Harms, Schell City High (L 107-110) Bronaugh, at Nevada HS, 2/6/1951 86? (151 pts. in 2 straight games.) March of Dimes Benefit Game
Bronaugh's Wanda Overstreet had 52 pts. & Pauline Laflen 46 pts. in same game.
   72 pts. Joyce Arnsmeyer, Ashland (Southern Boone County) (W 93-81) Renick, 1/31/1964 (25 FGs•22-32 FT)
   68 pts. Ida McHarg, Blue Springs High v. Ruskin, 1951
   67 pts. Ruth Harms, Schell City High v. Bronaugh, at Walker, 2/23/1950 ??
   67 pts. Ruth Harms, Schell City High (L 102-110) Bronaugh, 12/14/1950
   66 pts. Ruth Harms, Schell City High (L 101-116) Bronaugh, at Nevada HS, Walker, 2/3/1951 County Tournament Championship Game
Bronaugh's Pauline Laflen had 64 pts. & Wanda Overstreet had 44 pts. in same game.
   66 pts. Ida McHarg, Blue Springs High v. Buckner (Kansas City), 1951
   64 pts. Ruth Harms, Schell City High (W-L) Halfway, at El Dorado Springs, 1/18/1951 El Dorado Tournament championship game
   64 pts. Pauline Laflen, Bronaugh High (W 116-101) Schell City, at Walker, 2/3/1951 County Tournament Championship Game
Bronaugh's Wanda Overstreet had 44 pts. & Schell City's Ruth Harms 66 pts. in same game.
   63 pts. Wilberta Summers, Hale High (W 96-23) Laclede High, 2/3/1950 (in 3 qtrs.) 62?
   63 pts. Ruth Harms, Schell City v. Walker High, 11/22/1950
   63 pts. Ruth Harms, Schell City v. Walker High, 12/12/1950
   61 pts. Ida McHarg, Blue Springs High v. Braymer, 1951
   61 pts. Joyce Arnsmeyer, South Boone County High v. Auxvasse, 11/26/1963
   60 pts. Judy Doty, Nelson High (W 62-5) v. Santa Fe (Grand Pass), 1/19/1960
   59 pts. Kenna Allan, Gilman City High v. North Harrison, 1/23/1967
   59 pts. Joyce Arnsmeyer, Southern Boone County High v. Hallsville, 12/21/1965
   58 pts. Juletta Ratliff, Ethel High (W 69-52) Stet, 12/1/1965 (5'4" sr.•18 FGs•22 FT) Linneus Invitational Tournament semifinals
   57 pts. Betty Craig, Ashland (Southern Boone County) (W 67-52) Wellington-Napoleon, 12/3/1955 (18 FGs•21 FT) Glasgow Invitational Tournament 3rd place game
Image of Betty Craig, Ashland High School basketball player (Southern Boone County). Kneeling, hand on basketball. From The News and Tribune, Jefferson City, Missouri, January 20, 1957.
   57 pts. Joyce Arnsmeyer, Ashland High v. Hallsville, 10/30/1970 Hallsville Tournament
   57 pts. Gayla Steenbergen, Russellville High v. Eldon, 3/5/1970
   55 pts. Joyce Arnsmeyer, Southern Boone County v. Mokane, 11/17/1965
   55 pts. Juletta Ratliff, Ethel High v. Liberty (Browning), 1/28/1966
   55 pts. Sharon Harrison, Rever High v. Canton, 2/17/1967
   54 pts. Sandy DeVaul, Wheeling High (W 64-42) Mercer, 1/14/1966 (18 FG•18 FT) Laredo Mid-Winter Tournament Consolation Game
   54 pts. Ruth Ann Zey, Prairie Home v. Southern Boone County, 1/22/1966
   53 pts. Barbara Domann, Auxvasse High v. Sturgeon, 2/15/1963
   53 pts. Sandy DeVaul, Wheeling High (W 78-66) St. Joseph Academy Eaglettes (Chillicothe), 1/10/1966 (15 FGs•23 FT) Laredo Mid Winter Tournament, 1st round
   53 pts. Kathy Crooks, Liberty (Browning) v. Ethel, 1/28/1966
   53 pts. Kenna Allan, Gilman City High v. Pattonsburg, 1/30/1967
   53 pts. Carolyn North, Southwest (Ludlow) (W 69-54) Hale High, 2/9/1968 (18 FGs•17-27 FT•33 pts. in 2nd half) CLAA Tournament Championship Game at Tina-Avalon 1,300
   52 pts. Gaye Malone, Dichlstadt High (W 84-7) Anniston High, Nov. or Dec. 1934
   52 pts. Ruth Harms, Schell City High v. Weaubleau, at El Dorado Springs, 1/19/1951
   52 pts. Wanda Overstreet, Bronaugh High (W 110-107) Schell City, at Nevada HS, 2/6/1951 (96 pts. in 2 straight games.) March of Dimes Benefit Game
Bronaugh's Pauline Laflen scored 46 pts., Schell City's Ruth Harms 85 pts. in same game.
   52 pts. Falyce Yoder, Mooresville (L 60-70) Pattonsburg, 2/8/1952 Winston Basketball Tournament 1st round
   52 pts. Shirley Edwards, Prairie Home High (W 62-40) Otterville, 12/16/1952 (jr.•16 FGs•20 FT)
   52 pts. Joanne Cox, R-6 Community School (W 68-49) Montgomery City, 1/23/1953 (19 FGs•14 FT) Eolia Tournament consolation semifinals
Picture of Joanne Cox, from The Mexico Evening Ledger (Missouri), January 24, 1953
   52 pts. Betty Craig, Ashland High, Dec. 1955 (156 pts. in 3 games)
   52 pts. Karen McWilliams, Higbee High (W 64-63) Macon High, 1/24/1957 (21 FGs, 10 FT) Shelbina Annual Cage Tournament quarter-finals
   52 pts. Janet Smith, North Shelby High v. Community, 1/24/1964
   52 pts. Juletta Ratliff, Ethel High v. Meadville, 11/12/1965
   51 pts. Betty Craig, Southern Boone County v. Laddonia, 11/18/1955
   51 pts. Elizabeth Moore, Shelbyville (L 66-69) Macon High, 1/23/1959 (18FGs•15 FT) Shelbina Invitational Tournament
   51 pts. Barbara Domann, Auxvasse High v. Renick, 1/17/1963
   51 pts. Joyce Arnsmeyer, Ashland (Southern Boone County) v. Bunceton, 1/23/1965
   51 pts. Joyce Arnsmeyer, Ashland High (W 72-52) Ashland HS Alumni, 11/3/1965
   51 pts. Juletta Ratliff, Ethel High (W 64-44) Bucklin, 12/17/1965
   51 pts. Joyce Arnsmeyer, Ashland High (W 85-50) Higbee Tigers, 1/28/1966
   51 pts. Sandy DeVaul, Wheeling High (W 79-59) at Meadville Eagles, 2/15/1966 (18 FGs•15 FT)
   51 pts. Linda Uppinghouse, Canton High v. Rever, 2/17/1967
   50 pts. Clementine Caneer, Senath High (W 55-24) Cooter, 2/9/1935 Tri-County Invitational Tournament at Hayti
   50 pts. ___ Morris, Lilbourn High (W 62-7) Marston High, Dec. 1936
   50 pts. Gloria Wood, Cairo Bearcats (W 67-56) Ashland High, 2/19/1965 (20 FGs. 10-15 FT)
   49 pts. Alma Wilson, Greenville High, 1923-24
Photo by Atlantic & Pacific, from the Chicago Tribune, April 13, 1924, of Miss Alma Wilson, basketball player for Greenville High School, Greenville, Missouri.
Photo: Atlantic & Pacific CHICAGO TRIBUNE • April 13, 1924
   49 pts. Marion Atkinson, Albany High (W 65-3) Leon High (Iowa), 12/14/1928
   49 pts. Elberta Bowers, Illmo High (W 75-23) Perryville, 1/14/1933
   49 pts. ___ Kricek, Macon High (W 84-77) Shelbyville, 1/27/1956 Shelbina Invitational Tournament
   49 pts. Sandy DeVaul, Wheeling Bulldogs (W 65-51) Bogard Vikings, 10/26/1965 (19 FGs, 11 FT)
   48 pts. Pattye Burton, Steele High, c.1950 (Played for Fort Wayne Daisies of All-American Girls Professional Baseball League & also for the All-American Redheads basketball team, 1951 & 1952.)
   48 pts. Babe Keith, Spickard Pirates (W 64-48) St. Joseph Academy Eaglettes, 11/26/1963 (15 FGs•18-22 FT)
   48 pts. Carolyn North, Southwest High (W 66-54) at Tina Avalon, 12/5/1967 (22 FGs•4 FT)
   47 pts. Mildred “Midge” Mead, Harrisburg High (W 58-11) at Rocheport, 9/13/1935 (34 in 1st half)
   47 pts. Betty Craig, Ashland High, Dec. 1955 (104 pts. in 2 games)
   47 pts. Joyce Arnsmeyer, Ashland Eagles (W 58-52) Armstrong Comets, 1/17/1964
   46 pts. Pauline Laflen, Bronaugh High (W 110-107) Schell City, 2/6/1951 at Nevada High March of Dimes Benefit Game
Teammate Wanda Overstreet had 52 pts. & Schell City's Ruth Harms scored 85 pts. in the same 2/6/51 game.
   46 pts. Fern Rounkles, Hale High (W 63-43) Tina-Avalon, 2/9/1966 C.L.A.A. Conference Tournament semi-finals
   46 pts. Carolyn North, Southwest High (Ludlow), Nov. 1967
   46 pts. Jo Marshall, Stet High (W 81-6) Bosworth High, 1/3/1969

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