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Girls hoops star sets school record with 51 points in loss

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On December 28, Franklin (Ore.) High girls high school basketball player Jude Schimmel walked to the locker room frustrated by her Quakers' 73-68 loss to host Century (Ore.) High in the annual Century Holiday Tournament. It wasn't until later that the full gravity of what she had just accomplished personally actually sunk in: The diminutive point guard had set a school record (and the highest total turned in across the state this season), scoring 51 of her team's 68 points in the loss.

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That's right, according to the Hillsboro Argus, Schimmel scored 75 percent of her team's points in a loss. In the process, she set the stage for some competitive familial banter, as her 51 points broke the school's prior scoring record, which her sister had set almost exactly a year prior.

Until Jude Schimmel's epic night, the Franklin single-game scoring record was held by Shoni Schimmel, who scored 48 points in a 91-52 rout of Canby (Ore.) High.

Amazingly, the younger Schimmel could easily have scored even more in her record-setting night, as she hit only 5-of-11 free throws. She also pulled down 12 rebounds in the loss, an impressive total for a point guard.

Schimmel couldn't duplicate her amazing performance the next night, though the Quakers did fare better in a 74-48 rout of St. Helens (Ore.) High.

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