Whiteford-BD thriller is record-setting TCC game

OTTAWA LAKE — Whiteford’s triple-overtime win over Britton Deerfield was the highest scoring game in Tri-County Conference history, but not the longest.

The Bobcats beat BD 58-56 and the two teams scored a combined 114 points. The previous record for most points in a league game was Sand Creek beating Britton 55-48 in 1989.

Top 5 highest-scoring TCC games (1973-2019):

PTS RESULT
114 Whiteford 58, BD 56 (10-18-19)
103 Sand Creek 55, Britton 48 (1989)
98 Britton-Deerfield 67, Summerfield 31 (1998)
94 Sand Creek 56, Morenci 38 (9-7-18)
89 Whiteford 46, Madison 43 (2009)

It’s also the sixth highest scoring game in MHSAA history among overtime games.

Game – Two Teams – Overtime (minimum 100 points)
139 – Tawas 70, Shepherd 69 (4 OT) (11-1-2002)
129 – Farmington Hills Harrison 65, Chelsea 64 (2 OT) (11-1-2003)
129 – Wyoming Godwin Heights 65, Hamilton 64 (2 OT) (1989)
126 – Webberville 64, Burton Bentley 62 (5 OT) (10-21-2011)
117 – Kalamazoo Central 59, Battle Creek Central 58 (3 OT) (9-26-2008)
114 – Iron Mountain North Dickinson 58, Pickford 56 (3 OT) 9-12-2008)

The longest game in TCC history remains the four-overtime game in which Ann Arbor St. Thomas beat Summerfield, 20-12, in 1974.

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