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Red River's Jocelyn Schiller caps prep basketball career as No. 2 all-time scorer in large-school division

Mar. 11—GRAND FORKS — The decorated high school basketball career of Jocelyn Schiller came to an end last Saturday at the North Dakota Division AA state tournament, and the Grand Forks Red River senior will end her run as the No. 2 all-time leading scorer in the state's large-school division.

Afer a record-setting spree at the state tournament, Schiller has ended just 27 points shy of the all-time record.

Schiller ends her Roughriders career with 2,344 points.

Schiller started the state tournament having already passed previous No. 2 on the list, Adie Wagner of Fargo South, who had 2,227 points (2021 graduate).

The all-time record belongs to Sarah Jacobson of Fargo Shanley. The 5-foot-8 guard started her college career at North Dakota State before ending at Minnesota State-Moorhead.

Jacobson scored 2,371 points, breaking the previous record in 2016, then held by former Devils Lake and UND star Durene Heisler, who had 2,120 points.

Heisler, now Durene Frydenlund, is a former girls basketball coach at East Grand Forks Senior High. Her daughter, Chelsey, is a former Green Wave standout and UND player who ended her college career at the University of Jamestown.

Schiller was named the 2024 North Dakota Division AA Senior Athlete of the Year after averaging 28.2 points per game, 6.2 rebounds per game, 6.1 assists per game and 5.1 steals per game.

The North Dakota Miss Basketball Award will be selected and announced later this month.

Schiller is the first Grand Forks boy or girl to pass 2,000 career points.

After winning a state championship last season, the Riders finished third at the state tournament this year after losing in the state semifinals to eventual champion Fargo Davies.

Schiller scored a tournament-record 105 total points last weekend. Her 45 points in the semifinal loss to Davies was a state semifinal record. Her 17 made field goals tied a single-game record.

Schiller's 45-point effort broke her own school single-game scoring record of 43 points set last season.

Schiller's 105 points broke a record dating back to 1970.

During the last three years, Red River went 68-12.

This season was a second-straight year of impressive state tournaments for Schiller, who scored a tournament championship game record 34 points last season in a win over Bismarck Century. She was named tournament MVP.

Two months later, Schiller won state track titles in the 400 meters, 4x400 relay and 4x800 relay. She was the anchor leg of both relays.

Earlier this fall,

Schiller became the first Red River girls cross country runner to win

the individual state championship.

Schiller, who was

named the 2023 Grand Forks Herald Sportsperson of the Year

, has

signed to play college basketball at UND.