Who needs another record?

KIRK PENTON, SUN MEDIA

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Jarred Ogungbemi-Jackson had already eviscerated the NBA player's Wesmen Classic record.

He could have put himself in the record books for a second time, but he decided to pass -- literally.

The star guard for the Garden City Fighting Gophers not only guided his team to the Wesmen Classic high school basketball title with an 87-63 win over the Fort Richmond Centurions last night at Duckworth Centre, but he also destroyed Todd MacCulloch's single-tournament scoring record in the process.

Ogungbemi-Jackson poured in 43 points last night for a three-game total of 104. MacCulloch, who went on to play for the Philadelphia 76ers and New Jersey Nets, had 96 points for the Shaftesbury Titans in the 1993 Classic.

Ogungbemi-Jackson, the Classic's slam-dunk MVP, was jokingly asked if he had heard of MacCulloch.

"I think that guy might've been in the NBA," he said with a chuckle. "It's a great accomplishment, but I'm just happy we got the win."

Ogungbemi-Jackson also tied the single-game scoring record of 43, which was set by John Taylor's Graeme Fraser in 1988. Ogungbemi-Jackson had a perfect opportunity to break the record when he drove to the basket in the final minute, but he made a superb between-the-legs pass to a wide-open Brayden Duff, who scored the easy bucket.

Gophers coach Phil Penner said Ogungbemi-Jackson knew he needed only one more point to set the single-game scoring record.

"That's classic Jarred, because (getting the) tournament record? Whatever," Penner said. "He wants to win the game. He wants to get everybody involved. That's actually a perfect ending for him."

Tournament all-star Marko Milosevic added 20 points for the Gophers, with Duff adding 17.

In other action yesterday:

UNIVERSITY

The Brandon Bobcats edged the Calgary Dinos 84-81 in the university final. Dany Charlery led the Bobcats with 23 points.

The host Wesmen downed the Saskatchewan Huskies 73-63 in the seventh-place game for their first triumph of the tournament. Nick Lother poured in 29 points for the hosts.

The Minot State Beavers dumped the Fraser Valley Cascades 85-58 in the consolation final, while the Ottawa Gee-Gees needed overtime to edge the Alberta Golden Bears 78-75 in the third-place match.

HIGH SCHOOL

The Glenlawn Lions took the third-place game with a 100-86 triumph over the River East Kodiaks, who got a whopping 42 points from Chad Posthumus.

The St. Paul's Crusaders captured the consolation final with a 74-51 victory over the Sturgeon Heights Huskies.


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