Verdigris' Clarke Sets State Tournament Record With 60 Points

Friday, March 9th 2007, 11:14 am
By: News On 6

CHOCTAW, Okla. (AP) _ Rotnei Clarke of Verdigris poured in 60 points in a win over Vian to set a new state tournament scoring record.

Clarke scored 30 points in each half and had 12 rebounds and eight assists in Verdigris' 90-to-68 win in the Class 3A quarterfinals Thursday night in Choctaw.

The 60 points breaks the record of 51 set in 2004 by Reggie Weckstein of Frontier.

Clarke says he had no idea he was setting a record, but adds he's not looking for records but to win a gold ball.

Verdigris plays Oklahoma City Millwood in Friday's semifinals.