North Carolina High School Girls' Basketball

Picture of Gary Nell Reynolds, All-State guard, Statesville High School Greyhounds girls' basketball team, from The Statesville Daily Record (North Carolina), March 20, 1950
Six on Six Single Game Scoring Records

   107 pts. Beulah Thompson, New Hope (W 120-111) Mount Olive, 1954
   107 pts. Martha Ann Bowers, Norlina (W 112-34) William R. Davis, 1955
Image of North CArolina girls basketball player, Martha Ann Bowers, of Norlina High School, in 1955.
   106 pts. Judy Vaughn, Westfield (W 132-60) Shoals, 1961 (40 FGs•26 FTs•in 30 min.)
   104 pts. Kay Wilson, Taylorsville (W 132-32) Marion, 3/1/1963 (39 in 1 qtr.•68 in 1 half)
   102 pts. Melba Overcash, Landis (W 107-35) East Spencer, 1/17/1950
   102 pts. Joan Gilreath, Hiddenite High (W 106-65) Mt. Ulla, 11/17/1953 (20/28/24/30; 1,616 pts. as Sr., 64.6 ppg avg.)
   102 pts. Gayle Waldrop, Lowell v. Sacred Heart, 1/5/1956
Picture of Gayle Waldrop, Lowell High, Texas basketball player, who in her career through 1956 scored 102, 92, 80, 76, 75, 70, 67, 64, 62, 61, 61, 55 and 55 points in games.
    99 pts. Aileen Cudd, Green Creek (W 102-10) Sunnyview, 1/20/1939 (6'1" frosh•45 FGs•9 FT•67 in 2nd half)
    96 pts. Patsy Hall, unidentified school, 1955-56
    95 pts. Joan Gilreath, Hiddenite High (W 108-87) Troutman HS, 3/6/1954 District Playoffs
    94 pts. Joan Gilreath, Hiddenite High (W 119-82) Scotts High, 12/4/1953 (52.1 ppg avg., Jr.)
    94 pts. Arlene Balsavage, Statesville High (W 111-72) Spencer HS, 2/8/1955 (62.4 ppg avg. on yr, senior, 1,373 pts, 3,640 career)
    92 pts. Gayle Waldrop, Lowell (W 107-73) Firestone Girls (Adult Girls' League), 1/5/1955 (Exhibition)
    92 pts. Molly Colvard, Nathans Creek, 1956
    90 pts. Myrna Lanier, Chinquapin (W 105-102) Beulaville, 1/21/1958 (42 FG, 6 FT)
    88 pts. Joan Gilreath, Hiddenite High (L 90-96) Cool Springs, 1/28/1952 (58.9 ppg avg, 1,591 pts, sophomore)
Cool Springs' Susie Warren scored 81 pts. in same 1/28/52 game.
Picture of Joaan Gilreath, Hiddenite High school (North Carolina), 1952 image, in uniform number 13, facing forward, hands to her side
    88 pts. Betty Jean Bowles, Central High (W 101-60) Celeste Henkel, 2/1/1955
    87 pts. Molly Colvard, Nathans Creek v. Cove Creek, 1955
    86 pts. Joan Gilreath, Hiddenite High (L 95-100) Cool Springs, 12/10/1951 same game as below
    86 pts. Susie Warren, Cool Springs (L 95-100) Hiddenite High, 12/10/1951 same game as above.
Image if Susie Warren, Cool Springs (North Carolina) High School basketball player. From The Statesville Daily Record, March 20, 1952
    86 pts. Nancy Woodruff, Lenoir Bearcats (L 100-102) Taylorsville, 1/25/1955 1/21?
    86 pts. Nancy Woodruff, Lenoir High (L 99-116) Taylorsville, 2/18/1955
    86 pts. Nancy Woodruff, Lenoir High (W 101-100) Gamewell High, 2/25/1955
    85 pts. Joan Gilreath, Hiddenite High (W 106-56) at Stony Point, 2/9/1954
    84 pts. Angell Pennell, Taylorsville High v. Lenoir High, 1/25/1955 (soph.) 87?
    83 pts. Betsy Wells, Elm City (W 94-80) Saratoga High, 1/16/1953
Image of girls basketball player, Betsy Wells, of Elm City High (North Carolina), in 1953, shooting a set shot, or foul shot.
    83 pts. Arlene Balsavage, Statesville High v. Thomasville, 1953-54 (48.1 ppg avg., junior yr.)
    82 pts. Ann Sauls, Eureka High (L 93-95) Fremont High, 2/8/1952
    82 pts. Ann Sauls, Eureka High (L 89-90) New Hope, 2/29/1952
    82 pts. Joan Gilreath, Hiddenite High (W 85-69) Sherrill's Ford, 11/20/1953 11/23?
    82 pts. Arlene Balsavage, Statesville High (W 91-73) Thomasville, 2/20/1954 97-73?
Thomasville's ___ Hinkle scored 53 pts. in same 2/20/54 game.
    82 pts. Ann Johnson, Rankin (W 97-46) Sumner, 1959
    82 pts. Ann Johnson, Rankin v. Nathaniel Green, 1959
    81 pts. Susie Warren, Cool Springs (W 96-90) Hiddenite High, 1/28/1952
Joan Gilreath scored 88 for Hiddenite in same 1/28/52 game.
    81 pts. Sybil Hinkle, Thomasville High (L 92-107) Statesville, 2/5/1954
Statesville's Arlene Balsavage scored 73 pts. in same 2/5/1974 game.
    81 pts. Arlene Balsavage, Statesville High (W 100-70) Barium Springs, 2/15/1955
    81 pts. Sandra Somers, Cleveland High v. Rockwell, 1957
    80 pts. Joan Gilreath, Hiddenite High (W 95-81) Harmony High, 12/8/1953
    80 pts. Joan Gilreath, Hiddenite High (W 100-82) Union Grove High, 1/11/1954
Union Grove's Mary Thompson scored 60 pts. in same 1/11/54 game.
    80 pts. Gayle Waldrop, Lowell Lionettes (W 102-57) Dallas, 2/1/1955
    80 pts. Nancy Woodruff, Lenoir Bearcats (W 92-81) Kings Mountain, 2/28/1955
    79 pts. Katie Mae Oldham, Goldston High (W 97-30) Siler City, 2/8/1952
    79 pts. Arlene Balsavage, Statesville High (W 100-82) Winecoff, 3/1/1955 (49 in 2nd half) Conference Tournament
Winecoff's Joan Ashby scored 60 pts. in same 3/1/55 game
    78 pts. Joan Gilreath, Hiddenite High (W 87-69) Brawleys, 2/1/1952
    78 pts. Myrna Lanier, Chinquapin High, 1956-57
    78 pts. Billie Ann Johnson, Wilson Mills (W 112-41) Glendale, 1960 1/19/1953?. Maybe 2nd 78?
    78 pts. Pat Carpenter, Tryon High (W 101-32) Dallas High, 1/16/1962 (32-45 FGs•14 FT•21/13/21/23)
Picture of Pat Carpenter, Tryon High School basketball player (North Carolina). From The Gastonia Gazette, January 17, 1962.
    77 pts. Joan Gilreath, Hiddenite High (W 95-42) Central High, 1/18/1952
    77 pts. Joan Gilreath, Hiddenite High (W 90-70) at Stony Point, 2/12/1953 (Stony Pt.'s Janice Henderson 45 pts.)
    77 pts. Betty Jean Bowles, Central High (L 87-90) at Celeste Henkel, 12/9/1955
Henkel's Shelby Wilson scored 54 pts. in same game.
    77 pts. Myrna Lanier, Chinquapin HS (W 95-91) Beaulaville, 2/18/1958
    76 pts. Mary Kiser, Waco High v. Nebo High, 1952
    76 pts. Gayle Waldrop, Lowell v. Stanley, 1954
    76 pts. Arlene Balsavage, Statesville High (W 97-87) v. Thomasvile, 2/4/1955
Thomasville's Linda Carter scored 58 pts. in same 2/4/55 game.
    76 pts. Ann Johnson, Rankin (W 80-79) Ledford, 1959
    75 pts. Joan Gilreath, Hiddenite High (W 81-41) Stony Point, 3/4/1952 3/7? Iredell District Playoffs
    75 pts. Nancy Woodruff, Lenoir Bearcats (W 98-81) Valdese High, 2/19/1954
    75 pts. Arlene Balsavage, Statesville High (W 89-54) Wilkes Central (Wilkesboro), 12/16/1954
    75 pts. Arlene Balsavage, Statesville High (W 97-75) Lexington, 1/25/1955
    75 pts. Gayle Waldrop, Lowell (L 99-100) at North Brook, 2/18/1955 (32 FGs•11 FT)
N. Brook's Helen Morrison had 56 pts. in same 2/18/55 games
    74 pts. Susie Warren, Cool Springs (W 104-67) Brawley's High, 2/27/1951
Brawleys' Barbara Johnston scored 51 pts. in same late February 1951 game.
    74 pts. Joan Gilreath, Hiddenite High (W 88-55) Harmony High, 1/23/1952
    74 pts. Beaulah Thomas, New Hope (W 77-76) Pikeville High, 1/27/1953
    74 pts. Arlene Balsavage, Statesville High (L 82-100) Lincolnton, 3/8/1955 Conference Tournament
    74 pts. Shelby Archie, Mt. Ulla High (W 86-85) Granite Quarry HS, 1/27/1956
    74 pts. Lynda McGinty, Belmont Red Raiderettes, 1956
Picture of Lynda McGinty, Belmont High School Red Raiderette basketball player, from The gastonia (N.C.) Gazette, February 3, 1956.
    73 pts. Susie Warren, Cool Springs (L 73-76) Goldston HS, 3/15/1951 (Scored all teaam's points.)
    73 pts. Ann Sauls, Eureka High (L 71-76) Fremont High, 1/4/1952
    73 pts. Joan Gilreath, Hiddenite High (W 83-81) Union Grove, 3/7/1953 County Tournament
    73 pts. Joan Gilreath, Hiddenite High (W 106-93) Troutman High, 2/1/1954 100-93?
Troutman's Ruth West scored 52 pts. in same 2/1/1954 game.
    73 pts. Arlene Balsavage, Statesville Hounds (W 107-92) at Thomasville, 2/5/1954
Thomasville's ___ Hinkle scored 81 pts. in same 2/5/1954 game.
    73 pts. Joan Gilreath, Hiddenite High (W 96-70) Celeste Hinkel, 2/5/1954
    73 pts. Sybil Hinkle, Thomasville HS (W 101-39) Spencer HS, 2/26/1954
    73 pts. Nancy Woodruff, Lenoir Beaarcats (L 79-90) Lincolnton High, 3/4/1954 3/3?
    73 pts. Sandra Somers, Cleveland High v. Granite Quarry, 1957
    72 pts. Joan Gilreath, Hiddenite High (W 116-90) Scotts High, 1/19/1954
Scotts' Pat Rufty scored 48 pts. in same 1/19/54 game; sister Betty Gilreath had 18 pts. for 90 for sisters
    72 pts. Arlene Balsavage, Statesville High (W 87-44) Mills Home HS, 1/4/1955
    72 pts. Nancy Woodruff, Lenoir Bearcats (W 83-72) Valdese High, 1/18/1955
    72 pts. Sandra Somers, Cleveland High v. Rockwell, 1957
    72 pts. Ann Johnson, Rankin (W 79-67) Ledford, 1959 1958?
    71 pts. Betsy Wells, Elm City High (W 82-72) Saratoga HS, 1950
    71 pts. Joan Gilreath, Hiddenite High (W 90-43) Stony Point, 1/11/1952
Joan Gilreath, number 12, Hiddenite High basketball player. From The Statesville Daily Record, March 20, 1952
    71 pts. Mary Kiser, Waco High (W 76-67) Belwood High, 2/14/1952
    71 pts. Joan Gilreath, Hiddenite High (L 86-872 O.T.s) Union Grove, 3/7/1952 Iradell District Playoffs semi-finals
Union Grove's Elizabeth Cash scored 67 pts. in same 3/7/52 playoff game.
    71 pts. Joan Gilreath, Hiddenite High (W 76-57) Celeste Henkel, 2/6/1953
    71 pts. Dorothy Love, Union Grove (W 78-43) Celeste Henkel, 2/4/1955
    71 pts. Betty Beam, Odell High (W 88-65) Mt. Ulla, 3/3/1956
    70 pts. Joan Gilreath, Hiddenite High (W 99-79) Celeste Henkel, 1/4/1954 1/14?
    70 pts. Nancy Woodruff, Lenoir Bearcats (L 95-98) Happy Valley, 2/12/1954
    70 pts. Phyllis Brady, Selma v. Pine Level, 1955
    70 pts. Gayle Waldrop, Lowell (W 76-75) Union, 1955
    70 pts. Anne Hollowell, Chowan v. Conway, 1955 1956?
    69 pts. Nancy Woodruff, Lenoir High (L 74-76) Hickory High, 3/2/1955
    68 pts. Joan Gilreath, Hiddenite High (W 77-69) Brawleys, 12/16/1951
    68 pts. Susie Warren, Cool Springs (W 81-63) Fallston, 2/12/1952 (124 pts. in 2 games) Valdese Gold Medal Tournament 2nd round
    68 pts. Joan Gilreath, Hiddenite High (W 75-38) Stony Point, 2/22/1952 (1,171 pts. in 20 games)
    68 pts. Joan Gilreath, Hiddenite High (W 86-72) Troutman High, 1/1/1954
    68 pts. Janice Henderson, Stony Point (W 101-84) Union Grove, 1/25/1954
Union Grove's Mary Thompson scored 57 pts. same 1/25/1954 game.
    68 pts. Nancy Woodruff, Lenoir High (L 73-74) Taylorsville High, 2/16/1954
    68 pts. Betty Jean Bowles, Central Comets (W 82-76) Union Grove, 12/2/1955
    68 pts. Gayle Waldrop, Lowell Lionettes (W 82-44) Stanley Blue Devils, 1/27/1956 (14/15/21/18)
    67 pts. Elizabeth Cash, Union Grove (W 87-862 O.T.s) Hiddenite High, 3/7/1952 Iradell District Semi-Finals
Hiddenite's Joan Gilreath scored 71 pts. in same District 3/7/52 playoff game.
    67 pts. Alice Harvell, Mt. Pleasant High (L 80-82) Harrisburg High, 2/5/1954
Photo of Alice Harvell, Mt. Pleasnt basketball player, from The Daily Independent, Kannapolis, North Carolina. Photo by Edgar Trexler.
    67 pts. Helen Morrison, North Brook (W 96-74) Lowell High, 1/14/1955
    67 pts. Gayle Waldrop, Lowell (W 92-57) Dallas, 1955
    67 pts. Helen Harrell, Harrellsville v. Merry Hill, 1959
    66 pts. Joan Gilreath, Hiddenite High (W 83-68) Celeste Henkel, 1/6/1953
    66 pts. Nancy Woodruff, Lenoir High (L 79-80) Newton Conover, 2/17/1953
    66 pts. Pokie Lear, China Grove (W 93-91) Landis, 1/30/1954
    66 pts. Arlene Balsavage, Statesville High (W 87-55) Mooresville, 12/7/1954
    66 pts. Nancy Woodruff, Lenoir High (W 83-51) Morganton High, 2/1/1955
    66 pts. Molly Sue Colvard, Nathan's Creek (L 87-90) Piney Creek, 1955
    65 pts. Inez Canady, Parkton High (W 88-10) Lumberton, 2/22/1938 (aft.) Irene? Cannady? McEwen HS? Robeson County Tournament 1st round at Red Springs
    65 pts. Elsie Taylor, Bear Grass v. Farm Life, 1950
    65 pts. Susie Warren, Cool Springs (W 90-75) Happy Valley, 2/15/1952
    65 pts. Arlene Balsavage, Statesville High (W 86-48) Lexington, 1/27/1953
    65 pts. Joan Gilreath, Hiddenite High (W 101-58) Stony Point, 1/7/1954
    65 pts. Pat Rufty, Scotts High (W 104-69) Celeste Henkel, 1/23/1954
    65 pts. Peggy Ellington, Sylvan High, 1954
    65 pts. Nancy Woodruff, Lenoir High (W 81-71) Taylorsville, 3/1/1954 Western N.C. Tournament 3/2? 71-61?
    65 pts. Arlene Balsavage, Statesville Greyhounds (W 82-80) Thomasville Bulldogs, 3/3/1955 (18/16/14/17) South Piedmont Conference Tournament semi-finals at Lexington HS
Thomasville's Linda Carter had 54 pts. in same 3/3/55 game.
    65 pts. Shirley Gilbert, Lincolnton Wolverettes (W 97-46) Cherryville, 1/22/1957
    65 pts. Verna Gillam, Windsor (W 73-58) Aulander, 1960
    64 pts. Joan Ashby, Winecoff High v. Mooresville, 1954-55
    64 pts. Nancy Woodruff, Lenoir High (W 83-54) Newton Conover, 1/21/1955
    64 pts. Arlene Balsavage, Statesville High (W 88-78) Barium Springs, 1/28/1955
Barium's Edna Baucom scored 46 pts. in same 1/28/55 gaame.
    64 pts. Edith Gatton, Harmony High (W 84-46) Stony Point, 2/4/1955
    64 pts. Gayle Waldrop, Lowell Lionettes (W 84-77) Cramerton, 2/22/1955 (Cramerton's Gail Bolick 43 pts.)
    64 pts. Arlene Balsavage, Statesville High (W 76-73) Concord HS, 3/6/1955
    64 pts. Joan Ashby, Winecoff High (W 89-76) Mooresville, 1/17/1956 1/23/1956?
    64 pts. June Lauten, Glann High (L 80-91) Central High, 1/14/1958 (SAME GAME AS NEXT ENTRY)
    64 pts. Barbara Parks, Central Spartans (W 91-80) at Glenn High, 1/14/1958 (SAME GAME AS PREVIOUS ENTRY)
Action shot of Barbara Parks, Central High Lady Spartan, in action from January 14, 1958 game where she scored 64 points. From The Dispatch, Lexington, North Carolina, January 15, 1958. Text: STAR SCORER--Barbara Parks, Central High's great scoring star, tallied 64 points as she led her team to a 91 to 80 victory over Glenn High last night.  (Photo by Roger Briggs)
    64 pts. Andrea Cozart, Bailey High (W 84-77) Knightdale, 1960
    63 pts. Betty Seagle, Blackburn (W 92-56) Maiden, 1952
    63 pts. Joan Gilreath, Hiddenite High (W 69-60) Brawleys High, 3/5/1952 Iredell District Conference Tournament 1st round
    63 pts. Joan Gilreath, Hiddenite High (W 93-66) Scotts High, 1/20/1953
    63 pts. Betty Beam, Odell High (W 79-72) Harrisburg, 1/26/1954 (12/14/18/19)
    63 pts. Betty Jean Bowles, Central High (L 73-81) Harmony High, 2/8/1955
Harmony's Edith Gatton scored 56 pts. same 2/8/1955 game.
    63 pts. Jackie Nesbitt, Statesville High (W 70-64) Barium Springs, 2/28/1955
    62 pts. Gayle Waldrop, Lowell (W 86-66) Dallas High, 12/18/1953 (123 pts. in 2 games) 86-65?
    62 pts. Nancy Woodruff, Lenoir High (L 70-72) St. Stephens, 12/7/1954
    62 pts. Nancy Woodruff, Lenoir High (W 77-47) Morganton High, 1/7/1955
    62 pts. Nancy Woodruff, Lenoir High (W 78-67) Wilkes Central, 1/10/1955
    62 pts. Betty Jean Bowles, Central High (W 79-57) Stony Point, 2/10/1955
    62 pts. Nancy Woodruff, Lenoir High (W 103-62) Valdese High, 2/11/1955
    62 pts. Betty Jean Bowles, Central High (W 78-69) at Stony Point, 11/29/1955
    62 pts. Wilma “Fizz” Canipe, Union High (W 75-42) Dallas Yellow Jackets, 1/17/1956
    62 pts. Kay Wilson, Taylorsville (W 101-19) Morganton, 1963
    61 pts. Aileen Cudd, Green Creek (W 74-10) at Cedar Spring Institute for the Deaf & Blind (S.C.), 1/18/1938 (6'1" 8th grader)
    61 pts. Gayle Waldrop, Lowell (W 77-67) Tryon-Gaston, 12/15/1953
    61 pts. Arlene Balsavage, Statesville High (W 91-70) Mt. Ulla, 1/13/1954
    61 pts. Alice Harvell, Mt. Pleasant Tigers (W 68-52) Bethel, 2/15/1954 at Winecoff
    61 pts. Gayle Waldrop, Lowell (L 85-99) Tryon-Gaston, 1954
    61 pts. Betty Jean Bowles, Central High (W 90-55) Stony Point, 1/11/1955
    61 pts. Gayle Waldrop, Lowell (W 95-73) Bessemer City, 2/17/1956
    61 pts. Shirley Gilbert, Lincolnton (W 87-47) Belmont Raiderettes, 2/21/1956
    61 pts. ___ Edwards, Bladenboro Bulldogs (W 100-56) Shallotte High, 1/4/1957
    61 pts. Martha Sleight, Sumner High, 1960
    61 pts. Kay Wilson, Taylorsville (W 100-45) Marion, 1962
    60 pts. Martha Stroud, Cool Springs (W 74-71) Union Grove, 2/19/1950
    60 pts. Susie Warren, Cool Springs (W 73-60) Casar High, 2/14/1952
    60 pts. Joan Gilreath, Hiddenite High (W 86-58) Oakhill, 11/13/1953 (119 in 2 games•176 pts. in 3)
    60 pts. Mary Thompson, Union Grove (L 82-100) Hiddenite, 1/11/1954
Hiddenite's Joan Gilreath scored 80 pts. in same 1/11/54 game.
    60 pts. Ruth West, Troutman High (W 92-19) Central HS, 2/4/1955
    60 pts. Joan Ashby, Winecoff High (L 82-100) Statesville, 3/1/1955
Statesville's Arlene Balsavage scored 79 pts. in same 3/1/55 game.
    60 pts. Wilma “Fizz” Canipe, Union High (W 73-42) Bessemer City, 1/20/1956 (122 pts. in 2 straight games)
    60 pts. Joan Ashby, Winecoff High (W 86-72) Mooresville, 2/9/1956
    60 pts. Gayle Waldrop, Lowell High (W 81-75) at North Brook, 2/21/1956
N. Brook's Helen Morrison had 52 pts. in same 2/21/1956 game.
    60 pts. Brenda Gough, East Bend High, c.1963
    59 pts. Kane Wilson, Goldston High (W 76-73) Cool Springs, 3/15/1951
    59 pts. Joan Gilreath, Hiddenite High (W 72-43) Central High, 2/28/1952
    59 pts. Joan Gilreath, Hiddenite High (W 67-51) Harmony High, 12/9/1952
    59 pts. Nell Duncan, Cherryville (W 96-43) Shelby High, 2/24/1953
    59 pts. Joan Gilreath, Hiddenite High (W 74-62) Sherrill's Ford, Nov. 1953 (116 pts. in 2 games)
    59 pts. Joan Gilreath, Hiddenite High (W 76-55) at Mt. Ulla High, 11/24/1953
    59 pts. Mary Thompson, Union Grove (W 85-70) at Scotts Black Panthers, 1/1/1954
    59 pts. Janice Little, Winecoff High (W 82-33) Monroe, 1/8/1954 83-33? 1/9/1954?
    59 pts. Joan Gilreath, Hiddenite High (W 75-57) Harmony High, 2/23/1954
    59 pts. Joan Gilreath, Hiddenite High (W 78-60) Harmony High, 3/3/1954
    59 pts. Arlene Balsavage, Statesville High (W 93-49) Spencer Railroaders, 1/7/1955
    59 pts. Gayle Waldrop, Lowell Lionettes (W 70-65) Cramerton, 1/18/1955 (Cramers' Gail Bolick 40 pts.)
    59 pts. Gayle Waldrop, Lowell Lionettes (W 87-68) Bessemer City, 1/13/1956
    59 pts. Barbara Parks, Southmont High (W 83-41) Davis-Townsend, 12/20/1956
Picture of Barbara Parks, Southmont High basketball player (soph). From The Dispatch, Lexington, North Carolina, January 15, 1957. (cropped)
    59 pts. Barbara Parks, Central Spartans (W 72-68) at Southwest Forsyth Trojans, 2/17/1959
    59 pts. Joan Allen, Nashville High (W 83-70) Benvenue High, 1/26/1960
    58 pts. Susie Warren, Cool Springs (W 84-69) Haarmony High, 1/21/1952
    58 pts. Joan Gilreath, Hiddenite High (W 75-59) Troutman, 1/1/1953
    58 pts. Edna Earl Powers, B.T. High (Lumberton), Feb. 1934 (fouled out in 3rd qtr.) Robeson County Tournament
    58 pts. Linda Carter, Thomasville High (L 87-97) Statesville, 2/4/1955
Statesville's Arlene Balsavage scored 76 pts. in same 2/4/55 game.
    58 pts. Edna Baucom, Barium Springs (W 100-96) Spencer, 2/23/1955
    58 pts. Gayle Waldrop, Lowell Lionettes (W 73-68) Rock Springs, 2/10/1956
    58 pts. Gayle Waldrop, Lowell Lionettes (W 80-68) Tryon High, 2/24/1956
    58 pts. Martha Foley, Barnesville High (W 97-69) at Orrum High, 2/11/1958 (Orrum's ___ Stone 41 pts.)
    58 pts. Gayle Waldrop, Lowell Lionettes (W 74-69) Union, 3/9/1956 (25 Fgs•8 FT•8/18/18/14•166 pts. in 3 games) State Tournament Consolation Game at Denver
    57 pts. Evelyn Gilley, Reidsville High, 1931-32 (mispelled Gillie•married name: Moricle)
    57 pts. Martha Seay, Saluda High, 1948-52
    57 pts. Martha Seay, Saluda High, 1948-52 (2nd time in career)
    57 pts. Sclorine Wilborn, Mebane High (W 83-51) E.M. Holt, 1/12/1951 (5'10")
    57 pts. Anne McDonald, Parkton High (W 69-49) Smiths High, 2/16/1951
    57 pts. Joan Gilreath, Hiddenite High (W 76-57) Catawba High, Nov. 1953
    57 pts. Arlene Balsavage, Statesville High (W 106-82) Spencer, 1/8/1954
    57 pts. Mary Thompson, Union Grove (L 81-101) Stony Point, 1/25/1954
Stony Point's Janice Henderson scored 68 pts. same 1/25/1954 game.
    57 pts. Arlene Balsavage, Statesville High (W 60-35) Mills Home HS, 2/19/1954
    57 pts. Helen Morrison, North Brook (W 107-51) Cherryville High, 12/3/1954
Helen Morrison, North Brook High School (North Carolina) basketball player, holding a basketball. From The Gastonia Gazette, January 18, 1956.
    57 pts. Charlotte Hoyle, Stanley Blue Devilettes, 1954-55
    57 pts. Maybelle Aderbolt, Lincolnton High (L 82-100) Statesville, 3/8/1955
    57 pts. Gayle Waldrop, Lowell Lionettes (L 79-94) Stanley HS, 3/6/1956 (25 FGs•7 FT•108 in 2 games) Little Ten Conference Tournament Semi-Finals
Stanley's Faye Garrison scored 51 pts. in same 3/6/56 game.
    57 pts. ____ Johnson, Rankin High (W 73-52) Ledford High, 2/14/1958
    57 pts. Gail “Galibo” Harris, Asheboro High, c. 1961
    56 pts. Reda Weatherman Jurney, Union Grove (W 103-61) at Stony Point, 2/28/1950
Teammate Violet Jones scored 47 pts. & Stony Point's Winnie Martin scored 46 pts. in same 2/28/50 game.
Picture of Reda Weatherman Jurney, Union Grove basketball player, from The Statesville Daily Record, Statesville, North Carolina, March 20, 1950.
    56 pts. Reda Weatherman Jurney, Union Grove (W 81-64) Scotts HS, 3/3/1950 (27-38 FGs•0-6 FT [sic]) Iredell County A.A. Tournament semifinals
    56 pts. Francis Stricklin, Barium Springs (W 79-56) Statesville, 3/9/1951 South Piedmont Tournament Championship Game at Statesville
    56 pts. Joan Gilreath, Hiddenite High (W 67-41) Scotts High, 12/4/1951 (23 FG/10-14 FT)
    56 pts. Susie Warren, Cool Springs (W 86-47) Union High, 2/9/1952 Valdese Gold Medal Tournament 1st round
    56 pts. Joan Gilreath, Hiddenite High (W 87-59) Sherrill's Ford, 11/14/1952
    56 pts. Suzanne Rushing, Laurel Hill HS v. Laurinburg HS, Nov. 1952 Dec. ? (106 in 2 games)
    56 pts. Betty Harris, Harmony High (L 81-96) Hiddenite High, 12/8/1953
    56 pts. Nancy Woodruff, Lenoir High (W 76-70) Marion High, 1/22/1954
    56 pts. Alice Harvell, Mt. Pleasant High (W 84-63) Bethel HS, 2/9/1954 (123 pts. in 2 games; 32 pts. in 1st half.)
    56 pts. Betty Jean Bowles, Central High (W 65-50) Union Grove, 12/7/1954
    56 pts. Arlene Balsavage, Statesville Greyhounds (W 84-53) at Lexington, 1/11/1955
    56 pts. Betty Jean Bowles, Central High (W 65-64) Union Grove, 1/26/1955
    56 pts. Edith Gatton, Harmony High (W 81-73) Central HS, 2/8/1955
Central's Betty Jean Bowles scored 63 pts. same 2/8/1955 game.
    56 pts. Arlene Balsavage, Statesville High (W 74-43) Children's Home, 2/11/1955
    56 pts. Helen Morrison, North Brook (W 100-99) Lowell, 2/18/1955
Lowell's Gaule Waldrop scored 75 pts. in same 2/18/55 game.
    56 pts. Edna Baucom, Barium Springs Tornadoes (W 100-96) at Spencer Railroaders, 2/22/1955
Spencer's Patsy Beaver scored 49 pts. & ___ McCoy had 43 in same 2/22/55 game.
    56 pts. Shirley Gilbert, Lincolnton Wolverettes (W 94-53) Marion High, 3/2/1956
    56 pts. Angelle Pennell, Taylorsville (W 74-72) at Lincolnton, 3/8/1956 (27 FGs•2-2 FT) Western AA Tournament Championship Game 1,200
    56 pts. Martha Foley, Barnesville High (W 75-74) at Orrum High, 1/11/1957 (Orrum's Sally Atkinson 45 pts.)
    56 pts. Theresa Rimer, Lexington High v. Spencer High, 2/5/1957
    56 pts. Martha Foley, Barnesville High (W 65-49) St. Paul's High, 2/8/1957
    56 pts. Peggy Dennis, Lilesville High, c.1957
    55 pts. Martha Stroud, Cool Springs (W 66-55) Landis HS, 2/18/1950 Mid-Piedmont Tournament semi-finals at Barium Springs
Landis High's Melba Overcash scored 48 pts. in same 2/18/1950 game.
    55 pts. Carol McGalliard, Glen Alpine Green Wavettes v. North Carolina School for the Deaf, 1951
    55 pts. Arlene Balsavage, Statesville High (W 113-68) Mooresville, 1/24/1953
    55 pts. Gayle Waldrop, Lowell High (T 65-65) Mt. Holly, 2/24/1953
Lowell's Joe Ladd scored 49 pts. in 2nd (boys) game of 2/24/53 doubleheader.
    55 pts. Arlene Balsavage, Statesville High (W 84-80) Lincolnton, 3/7/1953 (30 in 1st half•26 FGs) South Piedmont-Western AA Tournament Championship Game at Hickory
Lincolnton's Cecilia Hoover scored 48 pts. in same 3/7/53 game.
    55 pts. Gayle Waldrop, Lowell High v. Union High, Mar. 1953 Little Ten Tournament
    55 pts. Arlene Balsavage, Statesville Greyhounds (L 76-81) at Barium Springs Tornadoes, 2/16/1954 (Barium's ___ Plyler 44 pts.)
    55 pts. Nancy Woodruff, Lenoir High (W 84-74) Hildebran High, 12/1/1954
    55 pts. Betty Jean Bowles, Central High (L 60-79) Troutman, 12/16/1954 (Ruth West 43 for Troutman.)
    55 pts. Dorothy Love, Union Grove (L 63-81) Hiddenite High, 1/18/1955
    55 pts. Barbara Parks, Southmont High v. Junior Home, 1956-57 (5'8" soph.)
    55 pts. Sally Atkinson, Orrum High (W 65-53) Maxton High, 2/20/1957 Robeson County Tournament at Lumberton
    55 pts. Barbara Parks, Central High (W 70-58) at Griffith High, 12/18/1958
    54 pts. Inez Canady, Parkton (W 81-56) Barnesville, 2/24/1938 (aft.) (Had 38 in later game for 92 pts. on day) Robeson County Tournament quarter-finals at Red Springs
    54 pts. Janice Henderson, Stony Point (W-L) Taylorsville, 12/17/1951
    54 pts. Nancy Woodruff, Lenoir High (W 72-44) Marion High, 2/20/1953
    54 pts. Missouri “Pos” Arledge, Hillside High (Durham) (W 81-26) Little River, Mar. 1953 (5'10½" sr.) Bull City Tournament
Newspaper photo of Missouri Alredge, Hillside High (Durham, North Carolina) basketball player, holding championship trophy of the Bull City Tournament. From the Washington Afro-American, Washington D.C., Mar. 24, 1953. The caption reads: High-Scoring Champ, and the text reads: Missouri (Pos) Arledge, Hillside high school senior star of Durham, N.C. holds trophy her school won in the recent Bull City cage tourney. She scored 54 of her team's points in defeating Little River, 81-26 and amassed a season's scoring record of 586 points in 19 games with a 31.3 point per game average.
    54 pts. Arlene Balsavage, Statesville High (W 82-45) Mills Home HS, 1/5/1954
    54 pts. Nancy Woodruff, Lenoir High (W 71-70) Taylorsville High, 1/5/1954
    54 pts. Nancy Woodruff, Lenoir High (W 74-57) Wilkes Central, 2/9/1954
    54 pts. Pat Rufty, Scotts Black Panthers (W 81-71) at Celeste Henkel, 2/26/1954 1,000
    54 pts. Pat Rufty, Scotts High (L 67-84) Hiddenite High, 3/5/1954
    54 pts. Patricia Martin, Rowland High (L 66-69) Lumberton High, 12/7/1954 (sr.) (Lumberton's Mary Ann Townsend 41 pts.)
    54 pts. Arlene Balsavage, Statesville High (W 64-49) Hickory High, 12/14/1954
    54 pts. Nancy Johnson, Cool Springs (L 71-78) Troutman, 1/18/1955
    54 pts. Betty Jean Bowles, Central High (W 65-58) Hiddenite High, 2/22/1955
    54 pts. Linda Carter, Thomasville Bulldogs (L 80-82) Statesville Greyhounds, 3/3/1955 (10/18/20/16) South Piedmont Conference Tournament semi-finals at Lexington HS
Statesville's Arlene Balsavage scored 65 pts. in same 3/3/55 game.
    54 pts. Gayle Waldrop, Lowell Lionettes v. East High (Charlotte), Dec. 1955 Nov.?
    54 pts. Shelby Wilson, Celeste Henkel High (W 90-87) Central High, 12/9/1955
Central's Betty Jean Bowles scored 77 pts. in same 12/9/55 game.
    54 pts. Mary Ann Townsend, Lumberton Lady Pirates (W 74-72O.T.) Fayetteville High, 12/13/1955
    54 pts. Gayle Waldrop, Lowell Lionettes (L 74-75) North Brook, 1/17/1956 (23-36 FGs•8 FT) (Brookers' Helen Morrison 37 pts.)
    54 pts. Wilma “Fizz” Canipe, Union High (W 78-64) at Rock Springs HS, 3/1/1956 Little Ten Conference Playoffs 1st round
    54 pts. Joan Ashby, Winecoff High (W 75-67) Thomasville, 3/2/1956 (22 FG•10 FT) South Piedmont Conderence Tournament 1st round at Concord
    54 pts. Shirley Gilbert, Lincolnton Wolverettes (W 85-53) at Rutherfordton-Spindale Central Hilltoppers, 12/11/1956
    54 pts. Barbara Parks, Southmont High (W 69-24) at Linwood, 12/11/1956
    54 pts. Marie Lewis, Middlesex High (W 72-68) Youngsville, 11/19/1957
    54 pts. Barbara Parks, Central Spartans v. West Davidson, 12/2/1958
Portrait photo of Barbara Parks, Central High basketball player. From The Dispatch, Lexington, North Carolina, March 23, 1959
    54 pts. Barbara Parks, Central High (L 77-83) Watertown High, 1/20/1959
    53 pts. Katie Mae Oldham, Goldston High (W 75-74) Coopers HS, 3/10/1952 State Tournament 1st round at Aberdeen
    53 pts. Christine Melton, Rutherford Central Hilltopperettes (W 78-65) Belmont High, 2/26/1953
Belmont's Shirley Traywick scored 48 pts. in same 2/26/53 game.
    53 pts. Nancy Woodruff, Lenoir High (W 76-72) Valdese High, 1/8/1954
    53 pts. Alice Harvell, Mt. Pleasant (L 64-66O.T.) Odell, 2/11/1954 (Odell's Betty Beam 42 pts.)
    53 pts. _____ Hinkle, Thomasville High (W 91-73) Statesville, 2/20/1954
Statesville's Arlene Balsavage scored 82 pts. in same 2/20/54 game/
    53 pts. Arlene Balsavage, Statesville High (L 67-74) Barium Springs, 3/2/1954 Western N.C.H.S. Activities Assoc. District semi-finals
    53 pts. Edith Gatton, Harmony High (W 86-66) Advance HS, 1/5/1955
    53 pts. Elizabeth Shoaf, Reeds High, c.1955 Davidson County Tournament
    53 pts. Barbara Parks, Southmont High (W 71-35) Wallburg High, 12/18/1956 (5'8" soph.)
    53 pts. ___ Sutton, Ayden High (W 64-40) Bethel High, 1/29/1957
    53 pts. Rose Oxendine, Pembroke High (L 66-67) Magnolia High, 2/28/1957 Robeson County Tournament for Indian Schools at Pembroke
    53 pts. Barbara Parks, Central High (W 63-36) Pilot High, 1/9/1958
    52 pts. Reda Weatherman, Union Grove (W 88-36) at Brawleys High, 1/27/1950
    52 pts. Melba Overcash, Landis High (W 67-27) Sherrills Ford, 2/17/1950
    52 pts. Joan Gilreath, Hiddenite High (L 55-88) Troutman, 1/4/1952
    52 pts. Joan Gilreath, Hiddenite High (W 59-48) Sherrill's Ford, 2/15/1952
    52 pts. Joan Gilreath, Hiddenite High (W 67-63) Blackburn, 2/18/1952 Barium Springs Mid-Piedmont Tourney Championship
    52 pts Arlene Balsavage, Statesville High (W 71-59) Barium Springs, 3/5/1952 South Piedmont-Western Inter-Conference Tournament semi-finals
    52 pts June Shoaf, Reeds High v. Southmont High, 1952
    52 pts. Kay Brendle, North Brook (W 85-71) Union High, 12/18/1953 (30 pts. in 1st qtr.)
    52 pts. _____ Rex, Mt. Ulla High (L 70-91) Statesville, 1/13/1954 pos. 32 pts.
    52 pts. Ruth West, Troutman High (W 81-62) at Stony Point, 1/19/1954
    52 pts. Ruth West, Troutman High (L 93-106) Hiddenite High, 2/1/1954 93-100?
Hiddenite's Joan Gilreath scored 73 pts. in same 2/1/54 game.
    52 pts. Jackie Nesbitt, Kannapolis High (W 69-30) Monroe, 2/4/1954
    52 pts. Alice Harvell, Mt. Pleasant (W 60-54) Harrisburg High, 2/18/1954 Cabarrus County Girls League Tournament semi-finals
    52 pts. Mary Ann Townsend, Lumberton Lady Pirates (W 87-70) Hamlet High, 2/26/1954
    52 pts. ___ Hodgin, Raeford High (W-L) Sanford High, 3/4/1954 Fayetteville Invitational Tournament semi-finals
    52 pts. Ruth West, Troutman High (L 87-108) Hiddenite High, 3/6/1954
    52 pts. Doris Collins, Nashville High (W 83-69) Spring Hope, 12/10/1954
    52 pts. Ruth Brinkley, Pilot Mountain (W 72-71) Beulah, 2/28/1955 (FG at buzzer to win) (Beulah's Shirley Jones 44 pts.) at Mt. Airy YMCA  2,000
    52 pts. Gayle Waldrop, Lowell High (W 77-57) East HS (Charlotte), 12/2/1955 (31 in 2nd half)
    52 pts. Lynda McGinty, Belmont Red Raiderettes v. Tri-High, 1/31/1956
    52 pts. Helen Morrison, North Brook (L 75-81) Lowell High, 2/21/1956 53?
Lowell's Gayle Waldrop 60 pts. in same 2/21/56 game.
    52 pts. ___ Vaughn, Westfield High (W 72-41) Shoals, 11/15/1957
    52 pts. Barbara Parks, Central High (W 81-69) Griffith High, 1/30/1959
    52 pts. Kay Yow, Gibsonville High, c. 1960
    52 pts. Linda McGinty, Belmont High, c.1962?
    51 pts. Frances Stricklin, Barium Springs Tornadoes (W 76-39) Albermarle, 3/3/1950
Picture of Frances Stricklin, Union Grove High School Tornado (North Carolina) basketball player, facing left with basketball. From The Statesville Daily Record (North Carolina), March 20, 1950.
    51 pts. Barbara Johnston, Brawleys' High (L 67-104) Cool Springs, 2/27/1951
Cool Springs' Susie Warren scored 74 pts. in same late February 1951 game.
    51 pts. Arlene Balsavage, Statesville Greyhounds (W 72-68) Barium Springs, 2/22/1952 (freshman)
    51 pts. Elizabeth Cash, Union Grove (W 61-48) Celeste Henkel, 3/4/1952
    51 pts. Joan Gilreath, Hiddenite High (W 64-63) at Union Grove, 1/13/1953
    51 pts. ___ Blackburn, Mills Home (L 77-86) Statesville Greyhounds, 1/20/1953
    51 pts. Arlene Balsavage, Statesville High (W 99-52) Children's Home, 2/23/1953
    51 pts. Mary Thompson, Union Grove (W 64-50) Central High, 12/6/1953
    51 pts. Pat Rufty, Scotts High (W 77-58) Stony Point, 12/8/1953
    51 pts. Betty Jean Bowles, Central High (W 74-67) Celeste Henkel, 1/26/1954 (24 FG/3 FT) 75-67?
    51 pts. Ruth West, Troutman High (W 85-56) Celeste Henkel, 3/3/1954
    51 pts. Peggy Sigmon, Bunker Hill (W 66-65) Bandy HS, 12/1/1954
    51 pts. Gayle Waldrop, Lowell Lionettes (W 67-58) Mt. Holly Hawks, 12/16/1954
    51 pts. Betty Jean Bowles, Central Comets (L 68-94) Harmony High, 1/7/1955
Harmony's Edith Gatton scored 50 pts. in same 1/7/55 game.
    51 pts. Nancy Johnson, Cool Springs (W 65-61) at Union Grove, 1/12/1955
    51 pts. Arlene Balsavage, Statesville High (L 66-69) Thomasville, 1/21/1955
    51 pts. Charlotte Hoyle, Stanley High (W 72-70) Lowell HS, 3/1/1955 94-79? (23 FGs•5 FT) Little Ten Conference Tournament
Lowell's Gayle Waldrop scored 48 pts. in same 3/1/55 game.
    51 pts. Betty Jean Bowles, Central High (W 71-57) Mt. Ulla, 11/22/1955
    51 pts. Helen Morrison, North Brook (W 79-60) Rock Springs, 12/16/1955
    51 pts. Linda Short, Hasty High, Feb. 1956 Davidson County Tournament
    51 pts. Gayle Waldrop, Lowell Lionettes (W 90-70) Cramerton, 3/1/1956 (fouled out w/4:00 left) Little Ten Conference Playoffs 1st round at North Brook
    51 pts. Faye Garrison, Stanley (W 94-79) Lowell, 3/6/1956 (23 FGs•3 FT) Little Ten Tournament Semi-Finals
Lionettes' Gayle Waldrop had 57 pts. in same 3/6/56 game
Picture of Faye Garrison, Stanley High School Blue Devil basketball player (North Carolina) from The Gastonia Gazette, January 15, 1956. Ball held high above head as she looks at basket, caption reading 'The Can't Miss Girl.'
    51 pts. Martha Foley, Barnesville High (W 76-71) Orrum High, 2/12/1957
Orrum's Sally Atkinson scored 49 pts. in saame 2/12/57 game.
    51 pts. Shirley Gilbert, Lincolnton Wolverettes (W 96-46) at Belmont Raiderettes, 2/19/1957
    51 pts. Judy Joyner, Cooper High (W 64-60) Red Oak, 11/25/1958
    51 pts. Barbara Parks, Central High (L 69-95) at Ledford High, 1/16/1959
Ledford's Linda Berrier scored 46 pts. in same 1/16/59 game.
    51 pts. Sharon Lou Hege, Pilot High, c.1959-61 (5'6")
    51 pts. Pat Carpenter, Tryon High (W 69-68) Stanley Blue Devilettes, 12/15/1961 (Stanley's Kay Smith 40 pts.)
Picture of Pat Carpenter, Tryon High School, North Carolina, basketball player after scoring 51 points in aa baasketball game., holding ball over her head. From The Gastonia Gazette, December 16, 1961.
    50 pts. Susie Warren, Cool Springs (W 82-55) Scotts High, 2/19/1951
    5? pts. Joan Gilreath, Hiddenite High (W 83-70) Harmony High, 3/8/1951 (typo in paper makes second number unknown)
    50 pts. Joan Gilreath, Hiddenite High (W 60-54) Celeste, 1/9/1952
    50 pts. Susie Warren, Cool Springs (W 60-46) Troutman, 1/15/1952
    50 pts. Susie Warren, Cool Springs (W 67-48) Brawleys High, 2/5/1952
    50 pts. Suzanne Rushing, Laurel Hill HS v. Laurinburg HS, Nov. 1952 Dec. ?
    50 pts. Joan Gilreath, Hiddenite High (W 62-59) Troutman, 2/3/1953
    50 pts. Nancy Woodruff, Lenoir High (W 62-49) Belmont High, 2/13/1953
    50 pts. Maybelle Aderholdt, Lincolnton High (W 76-54) Newton High, 12/11/1953 (soph)
    50 pts. Suzanne Rushing, Laurel Hill HS v. Maxton HS, 1953-54
    50 pts. Arlene Balsavage, Statesville High (W 90-19) Spencer, 2/9/1954
    50 pts. Martha “Pokie” Lear, Landis High (L 78-79) China Lake, 3/2/1954 Western N.C.H.S. Activities Assoc. Tournament semi-finals at Statesville
China Grove's Nell Corriher scored 48 pts. in same 3/2/54 game.
    50 pts. Elaine Norwood, Lincoln High v. [Alamance County], c. 1954
    50 pts. Gayle Waldrop, Lowell High (L 78-79) Tryon High, 12/3/1954
    50 pts. Edith Gatton, Harmony High (W 94-68) Central HS, 1/7/1955
Central's Betty Jean Bowles scored 51 pts. in same 1/7/55 game.
    50 pts. Ruth West, Troutman High (W 80-72) Harmony High, 1/22/1955
    50 pts. Betty Jean Bowles, Central High (W 74-65) Cool Springs, 2/15/1955
    50 pts. Nancy Johnson, Cool Springs (W 82-51) Stony Point, 2/22/1955
    50 pts. Ruth West, Troutman High (L 74-83) Harmony High, 2/22/1955
    50 pts. Angelle Pennell, Taylorsville (W 70-34) R-S Central (Rutherfordton), 3/1/1955 Western Conference Tournament 1st round
    50 pts. Betty Beam, Odell High (W 95-43) Mt. Pleasant, 2/9/1956
    50 pts. Yvonne Broadnax, Madison Tigerettes (L 62-63) at Jordan Sellars HS (Burlington), 2/1/1957
    50 pts. Angie Robbins, Denton High (W 58-35) Harrisburg High, 1/3/1958
    50 pts. Judy Hogsed, Lowell High (L 68-84) at Dallas High, 12/5/1958
    50 pts. Joan Allen, Nashville Blue Flames (W 74-49) Spring Hope Raiders, 2/5/1960
    50 pts. Susan Johnson, Smithfield High, c.1960 Susan Johnson Parrish
    50 pts. Kay Yow, Gibsonville High, c.1960
    50 pts. Pat Carpenter, Tryon High, 1960-61 tournament
    49 pts. Aileen Cudd, Green Creek (W 53-18) Hollis High, 3/2/1939 at Spindale
    49 pts. Beatrice Lee, Barnesville HS (W 54-11) Smiths High, 11/25/1941 at South Robeson Gym
    49 pts. Sclorine Wilborn, Mebane High (W 58-21) Altamahaw-Ossipee, 1/5/1951
Image of Sclorine Wilborn, Mebane High basketball player, shooting basketball. From The Burlington )North Carolina) Daily Times-News, January 11, 1951. Photo by William Lynch.
    49 pts. Sclorine Wilborn, Mebane High (W 62-49) E.M. Holt High, 2/13/1951
    49 pts. Allison Long, Statesville HS (W 71-44) Concord HS, 3/7/1951 South Piedmont Tournament 1st round at Statesville
    49 pts. Joan Gilreath, Hiddenite High (W 67-54) Cool Springs, 12/10/1952
    49 pts. Joan Gilreath, Hiddenite High (W 71-36) Harmony High, 1/24/1953
    49 pts. Joan Gilreath, Hiddenite High (W 73-41) Cool Springs, 1/27/1953
    49 pts. Arlene Balsavage, Statesville High (W 83-43) Barium, 2/3/1953
    49 pts. Wanda Lee Houser, North Brook (W 56-45) Tryon High, 2/3/1953
    49 pts. Joan Gilreath, Hiddenite High (W 73-49) Scotts High, 12/2/1953
    49 pts. Joan Gilreath, Hiddenite High (W 67-54) Cool Springs, 12/10/1953
    49 pts. Nancy Woodruff, Lenoir High (W 55-52) Marion High, 1/28/1955
    49 pts. Patsy Beaver, Spencer Railroaders (L 96-100) Barium Springs, 2/22/1955
Teammate ___ McCoy scored 43 pts. & Barium's Edna Baucom scored 56 pts. in same 2/22/55 game.
    49 pts. Helen Morrison, North Brook (W 80-48) Tryon High, 3/1/1955 Little Ten Conference Tournament
    49 pts. Betty Jean Bowles, Central High (L 62-77) Troutman, 3/4/1955 (906 pts. in 18 games; 50.3 ppg avg.)
    49 pts. Lynda McGinty, Belmont High, 1955-56
    49 pts. Juanita Campbell, Landis High (W 92-62) Mooresville, 2/17/1956
    49 pts. Lila Walker, Pleasant Grove (W 66-57) Sylvan High, Dec. 1956 Nov.? (5'8" sr.)
    49 pts. Barbara Parks, Southmont High (W 66-25) Linwood, 1/25/1957
    49 pts. Sally Atkinson, Orrum High (L 71-76) at Barnesville High, 2/12/1957
Barnesville's Martha Foley scored 51 pts. in same 2/12/57 game.
    49 pts. Ann Hedgpeth, Lumberton High (W 83-66) at Fairmont High, 2/14/1957 (Fairmont's Martha Lee 38 pts.)
    49 pts. Barbara Parks, Southmont High (W 59-23) Fair Grove, 2/20/1957 (20 FGs•9 FT) Davidson County Tournament 2nd round at Lexington YMCA
Image of Barbara Parks, Southmont High School (North Carolina) basketball player after scoring 49 points in playoff win. Titled: Star Cools Off. Text: HIT 49 POINTS--Barbara Parks, brilliant basketball standout for Southmont High girls, cools off after she hit 49 points to lead her team to victory over Fair Grove in the Davidson County tournament at he YMCA last night. Parks, dazzling on both offense and defense, is one of the finest girl stars ever seen in County tournament action. She is a junior. IDispatch Staff Photo). The Dispatch, Lexington, North Carolina, February 21, 1957.
    49 pts. Jeanette Campbell, Happy Valley High, c.1958 1956-58?
    49 pts. Barbara Parks, Central High (L 69-98) Ledford HS, 12/9/1958 (Ledford's Brenda Ragan 45 pts.)
    49 pts. Jeanne Swanner, Graham High, 1959-60 (6'2" Jr.)
    49 pts. Jeanne Swanner, Graham High, 1959-60 (2nd time) (6'2" Jr.)
    49 pts. Jeanne Swanner, Graham High, 1959-60 (3rd time) (6'2" Jr.)
   Jeanne Swanner won Miss North Carolina in 1963, competing in the Miss America Pageant, taking home Miss Congeniality.
Picture of Jeanne Swanner, Graham High basketball star. From the Tucson Daily Citizen, Tucson, Arizona, 8/6/1963. AP International photo
    48 pts. Reda Weatherman, Union Grove (L 59-60) West Yadkin, Mar. 1946 Journal and Sentinel Northwest N.C. Tournament at Hanes Hosiery Gym, Winston-Salem
    48 pts. Melba Overcash, Landis High (L 55-66) Cool Springs, 2/18/1950 59-60? Mid-Piedmont Tournament semi-finals at Barium Springs
Cool Springs' Martha Stroud scored 55 pts. in same 2/18/1950 game.
    48 pts. Arlene Balsavage, Statesville High (W 70-55) Wilkes Central, 2/5/1952
    48 pts Elizabeth Johnson, Bolivia (W 68-55) Waccamaw, 2/21/1952 Brunswick County Tournament 1st round at Waccamaw
    48 pts. Joan Gilreath, Hiddenite High (W 73-48) Sherrill's Ford, 11/27/1952
    48 pts. Shirley Traywick, Belmont High (W 76-65) Lowell HS, 1/28/1953 (Lowell's Gayle Waldrop 44 pts.)
    48 pts. Shirley Traywick, Belmont High (L 65-78) at Rutherford High, 2/26/1953
Rutherford's Christine Melton scored 53 pts. in same 2/26/53 game.
    48 pts. Arlene Balsavage, Statesville High (W 83-52) Thomasville, 2/27/1953
    48 pts. Cecilia Hoover, Lincolnton High (L 80-84) Statesville, 3/7/1953 (21 FGs) South Piedmont-Western AA Tournament Championship Game at Hickory
Statesville's Arlene Balsavage scored 55 pts. in same 3/7/53 game.
    48 pts. Wanda Lee Houser, North Brook (W 64-56) Cramerton, 3/14/1953 (5'10") Little Ten Conference Tournament Semi-Finals
    48 pts. Pat Rufty, Scotts Black Panthers (L 90-116) at Hiddenite High, 1/19/1954
Hiddenite's Joan Gilreath scored 72 pts. in same 1/19/1954 game.
    48 pts. Joan Gilreath, Hiddenite High (W 76-50) Cool Springs, 1/25/1954
    48 pts. Nell Corriher, China Grove (W 79-78) Landis High, 3/2/1954 Western N.C.H.S. Activities Assoc. Tournament semi-finals at Statesville
Landis' Pokie Lear scored 50 pts. in same 3/2/54 game.
    48 pts. Nancy Woodruff, Lenoir High (W 68-48) Belmont Raiders, 12/14/1954
    48 pts. Nancy Johnson, Cool Springs (L 63-64) at Scotts Black Panthers, 12/16/1954
    48 pts. Arlene Balsavage, Statesville High (W 70-46) Methodists of Children's Home, 2/1/1955 at Winston-Salem
    48 pts. Helen Morrison, North Brook (W 84-63) at Tryon High, 2/4/1955
    48 pts. Doris Collins, Nashville High (W 69-54) at Benvenue, 2/8/1955
    48 pts. Gayle Waldrop, Lowell High (L 70-72) Stanley HS, 3/1/1955 79-94? (21 FGs•6 FT) Little Ten Conference Tournament
Stanley's Charlotte Hoyle scored 51 pts. in same 3/1/55 game.
    48 pts. Nancy Johnson, Cool Springs (W 93-69) Celeste Henkel, 12/5/1955
    48 pts. Corinne Caudle, Harmony High (W 78-64) Scott High, 12/9/1955
    48 pts. Betty Jean Bowles, Central High (L 59-60) Troutman HS, 12/13/1955
    48 pts. Helen Morrison, North Brook (W 78-60) Union High, 2/10/1956 (Union's Wilma Canipe 42 pts.)
    48 pts. Gayle Waldrop, Lowell Lionettes (L 56-64) Union High, 2/14/1956
    48 pts. Faye Garrison, Stanley Blue Devils (W 80-60) Dallas Yellow Jackets, 2/12/1957
    48 pts. Catherine Bolton, Rich Square (L 63-69) Conway, 2/19/1957
    48 pts. Betty Boyd, Tryon High (L 62-64O.T.) Cramerton, 2/23/1957 (24 FGs) Little Seven Tournament Consolation Game
    48 pts. Marie Lewis, Middlesex High (W 78-72) at Nashville High, 12/6/1957 (Nashville's Mary Womble 41 pts.)
    48 pts. Angie Robbins, Denton High (W 59-40) Star High, 12/10/1957
    48 pts. Andrea Cozart, Bailey High (W 84-58) Benvenue, 2/18/1960 Nash County Tournament Semi-Final Womble Gym, Nashville
    48 pts. Andrea Cozart, Bailey High (W 75-55) Nashville High, 12/2/1960
    48 pts. Phyllis Robbins, Siler City (L 57-59) Southern Alamance, 1/9/1962 Philis Robbines?
    47 pts. Inez Canady, Parkton (W 69-22) Orrum, 2/25/1938 (139 in 3 games/2 days•234 in 4 games) Robeson County Tournament championship game at Red Springs
    47 pts. Frances Stricklin, Barium Springs (W 81-56) Lexington High, 2/14/1950
    47 pts. Violet Jones, Union Grove (W 103-61) at Stony Point, 2/28/1950
Teammate Reda Weatherman Jurney scored 56 pts. & Stony Point's Winnie Martin scored 46 pts.
    47 pts. Susie Warren, Cool Springs (W 70-54) Brawleys, 1/25/1951
    47 pts. Susie Warren, Cool Springs (W 57-38) Troutman, 1/28/1951
    47 pts. Susie Warren, Cool Springs (W 63-44) Scotts High, 2/21/1951
    47 pts. Susie Warren, Cool Springs (W 80-49) Empire Mills (City), 3/8/1951
    47 pts. Joan Gilreath, Hiddenite High v. Troutman High, Dec. 1951
    47 pts Mildred Gainey, Leland High (W 79-66) Shallotte, 2/21/1952 Brunswick County Tournament 1st round at Waccamaw
    47 pts Susie Warren, Cool Springs (W 59-56) Troutman High, 3/7/1952 Iradell District Playoff Semi-Finals
    47 pts. Joan Gilreath, Hiddenite High (W 88-38) Mt. Pleasant, 11/8/1952
    47 pts. Shirley Traywick, Belmont High (W 77-66) at Lowell High, 1/28/1953 78-65?
    47 pts. Shirley Traywick, Belmont High (W 77-60) Lowell High, 1952-53 same game?
    47 pts. Suzanne Rushing, Laurel Hill HS v. Gibson HS, Nov. 1953 Dec. ?
    47 pts. Janice Henderson, Stony Point (L 65-70) at Troutman High, 12/4/1953 (Troutman's Ruth West scored 45 pts.)
    47 pts. Pat Rufty, Scotts Black Panthers (L 58-63) at Harmony Owls, 12/11/1953
    47 pts. Dorris Smith, Harrisburg High (W 82-80) Mt. Pleasant, 2/5/1954
    47 pts. Ruth West, Troutman Bobcats (W 72-56) Hiddenite High, 1/7/1955
    47 pts. Edith Gatton, Harmony High (W 80-57) Hiddenite High, 1/28/1955
    47 pts. Mary Ann Townsend, Lumberton Lady Pirates (W 82-80O.T.) at Whiteville Wolfets, 1/30/1955
    47 pts. Juanita Campbell, Landis High (L 74-87) Thomasville, 3/1/1955
    47 pts. Shelby Archie, Mt. Ulla High (W 71-60) Celeste Henkel, 12/2/1955
    47 pts. Norgene Wilhelm, Cool Springs (W 65-59) at Harmony High, 12/2/1955 (6'0") (Harmony's Corinne Caudle had 41 pts.)
    47 pts. Janice Alexander, Forest City (W 74-70) at Belmont Red Raiderettes, 2/10/1956 (Belmont's Lynda McGinty 38 pts.)
    47 pts. Maggie Lunsford, Statesville High (L 70-75) Kannapolis, 3/3/1956 South Piedmont Conference Tournament 1st round at Concord
    47 pts. Martha Lee, Fairmont High (W 74-51) at Maxton High, 1/11/1957
    47 pts. Marie Lewis, Middlesex (W 85-63) at Whitakers High, 1/25/1957
    47 pts. ___ Huffman, East Spencer (L 65-68) Reeds High, 12/10/1957
    47 pts. ___ Ramey, Lowgap High (W 79-44) Mountain Park, 11/25/1958
    47 pts. Rean Dowell, Union Grove Tigers (L 65-81) at Scotts Black Panthers, 1/29/1960
Twin sister Jean Dowell scored 14 pts. for 61 pts. for family.
    46 pts. Winnie Martin, Stony Point (L 61-103) Union Grove, 2/28/1950
Stony Point's Reda Weatherman Jurney scored 56 pts. & Violet Jones scored 47 pts in same 2/28/50 game.
    46 pts. Gayle Waldrop, Lowell Lionettes (W 60-54) Mt. Holly, 3/10/1953 Little Ten Tournament 1st round
    46 pts. Linda Short, Hasty High (W-L) Linwood High, Dec. 1954
    46 pts. Jo Ann Smith, Stanley Blue Devils, 1955-56
    46 pts. Gayle Waldrop, Lowell High (L 75-87) Union High, 1/10/1956 (Union's Wilma Canipe 40 pts.)
    46 pts. Jo Ann Smith, Stanley High (W 71-69) Union High, 1/13/1956 (Union's Wilma Canipe 40 pts.)
    46 pts. Gail Bolick, Cramerton (W 67-60) Bessemer City, 1/27/1956
    46 pts. Gail Bolick, Cramerton (W 74-69) Stanley, 2/10/1056 (19 FGs•8 FT)
    46 pts. Barbara Parks, Southmont High (W 57-24) Davis-Townsend, 11/30/1956 (5'8" soph.)
    46 pts. Linda Berrier, Ledford High (W 95-69) Central High, 1/16/1959
Central's Barbara Parks scored 51 pts. in same 1/16/59 game.
    46 pts. Gwen Parks, Statesville (W 70-60) Landis High, 1/19/1960
•North Carolina All-Star Game  at Carthage
   44 pts. Rebia Hefner (Taylorsville HS), Western All-Stars (L 85-89) Eastern All-Stars, 3/21/1959
•Goldston Invitational Tournament
   54 pts. Ann Fox, Sylvan All-Stars (W 78-48) Silk Hope All-Stars, 3/9/1957 Championship Game (137 pts. in 3 games.)

For North Carolina H.S. Modern Era Single Game Scoring Records, see the Women's Basketball Pioneer page.

Me;ba Overcash holds two basketballs, one of them towering over the head of Landis High School basketball teammate, Peggy Ellis, in 1950. This was year Melba Overcash scored 102 points in one game for Landis.
Melba Overcash scored 102 points on January 17, 1950.

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Picture of Linda Zimmerman, basketball player (guard) for the North Davidson Black Knights. From The Dispatch, Lexington, North Carolina, February 12, 1958