Houston is heavenly

There's a girl named Houston starring in San Diego and she's certainly putting up some Texas-sized statistics. Latest effort sets CIF San Diego Section record for most points in a game.

Charde Houston, a 6-3 sophomore at San Diego High, has been averaging a state-leading 34 points per game this season and on Tuesday night of this week she outdid herself with 67 points in a game against Morse.

Houston's hot total paced San Diego to a lopsided 116-38 victory over the Tigers. It also gave her a new single-game CIF San Diego Section record. She broke the previous mark of 65 points set in 1986 by Terri Mann from Point Loma. The 67-point total also ranks sixth on the all-time state list. According to the Cal-Hi Sports Record Book and Almanac, there's only been one single game output higher in the last 11 years, a 71-point outburst by LeAnne Bennett of L.A. Ribet Academy against Sylmar First Lutheran.

The state record for most points scored in a girls basketball game is 105 by Cheryl Miller of Riverside Poly, who did it in a 1982 game against Norte Vista of Riverside. Miller's mark also is the single-game national record.

Despite her young age, Houston is no stanger to prolific scoring. Earlier this season, she had 61 points in a 96-70 win by San Diego of West Hills of Santee. Houston also had 53 points against Oceanside. Her 67 and 61 point totals are the two highest reported totals in the state so far this season.


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