Ohio State recruit scores 77 points in overtime win
Saturday, January 14, 2006
FROM STAFF REPORTS
Jon Diebler, an Ohio State basketball recruit who plays for Upper Sandusky, scored 77 points last night in a 105-100 overtime win over host Tiffin Columbian.
Diebler, a 6-foot-7 junior guard, made 22 of 42 shots from the field and 27 of 28 free throws. He made 12 of 13 free throws in overtime as Upper Sandusky (5-3) outscored Tiffin 16-10 to win a Northern Ohio League game.
At one point in the third quarter, Diebler made four threepoint baskets in 56 seconds to turn a 52-43 deficit into a 57-54 lead.
"I am the point guard, so itís my job to get everybody involved. But they were laying off me, so I was obviously going to shoot," Diebler told the Tiffin Advertiser-Tribune. "I wasnít really thinking about it. The shots were just falling."
Dieblerís points are the seventh highest in Ohio highschool history. It was the most points in a game since Bellaire St. John Centralís Alan Hornyak, who later starred at Ohio State, scored 86 in 1969. Dick Bogenrife of Sedalia Midway set the state record of 120 in 1953.
Diebler originally committed to Valparaiso, where his brother plays. Ohio State offered him a scholarship after his showing in last yearís state tournament. He scored 32 points in the Division II final, which Upper Sandusky won, and 29 in a semifinal.
Dieblerís game overshadowed Josh Mooreís 52 points for Tiffin. A 6-1 guard, he made 19 of 23 shots from the field and 13 of 16 free throws.
Nothing like scoring 52 yourself and no one notices!