Mitchell breaks RHS game scoring record

Junior’s 54 points shatters Luetge’s 59-year old mark


Wendell Mitchell Wendell Mitchell It was bound to happen sooner or later. Sooner won out.

Wendell Mitchell broke Clyde Luetge’s 59-year-old scoring mark by pouring in 54 points against Brazos Christian last Tuesday night in an 89-64 Tiger victory.

The 6-foot guard surpassed Tiger great Clyde Luetge’s previous record of 51 that had stood since 1954.

Mitchell was 21-of-34 from the floor, including five-of-11 from behind the three-point arc. He was also seven-of-eight from the free throw line.

Mitchell had scored 29 points by halftime. He also registered five rebounds, four assists and four steals.

Luetge, a 6-foot-4 postman, actually had the top two spots on the scoring list with 51 and 50 points.

Luetge actually set the record twice. After scoring 50 points against Hutto in 1953, he struck for 54 the next year in a district game against Round Rock.

Only a junior, Mitchell needs just 520 points to break William McQuitter’s school career mark of 1,672 points, set from 2007- 10.


Clyde Luetge led Rockdale to its very first playoff appearance in 1954. Clyde Luetge led Rockdale to its very first playoff appearance in 1954. Mitchell threatened the single game mark a couple of times last season with 41 against both College Station and Columbus.

Despite being still embroiled in the football playoffs, the Tigers have begun their basketball season and are 2-0 thus far.

Classic

Despite the football playoff game Friday, Rockdale is hosting the Rockdale Classic Thursday and Saturday at Tiger Gymnasium.

Participating teams include Milano, Cameron, Georgetown East View junior varsity, Bryan Rudder, Hearne and Bellville.

East View will be facing an Australian touring team in the first game of the tournament at 11:30 a.m.



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