NOAH's Allonzo Trier caps big week with 64-point game in win over 6A Bartlesville
BY Mike Brown World Sports Writer
Sunday, December 23, 2012
12/23/12 at 6:17 PM
What a week it’s been for NOAH basketball standout Allonzo Trier.
On Tuesday night, his dunk helped the Jaguars give Siloam Springs, Ark., its first loss of the season. Two nights later, the dunk showed up on ESPN SportsCenter, No. 3 on the `Top Plays’ highlight segment.
What’s a guy have to do to top that? On Saturday night, Trier scored 64 points as NOAH (Northeast Oklahoma Association of Homeschools) beat Class 6A No. 11 Bartlesville 88-85 in overtime at Oral Roberts University’s Mabee Center.
“One guy had a great game and beat us,” Bartlesville head coach Tim Bart said. “I’ve never (had a team score 85 points) and lost.”
The 64 points were likely a personal high for the 6-foot-2 sophomore and fell just shy of a Mabee Center record. ORU's late, great Anthony Roberts scored 66 points in a 1977 regular-season win over North Carolina A&T and 65 in an NIT loss to Oregon.
Victory Christian's Kelenna Azubuike scored 65 in a win over Cimarron in the 2001-02 Tournament of Champions.
Trier went 20-for-32 from the field, including 7-for-15 from 3-point range, and 17-for-18 from the foul line. The 6-foot-2 sophomore made 3-pointers at the end of three quarters, including a tying trey with seven seconds left in regulation. On that play, he rolled off a screen and fired from 25 feet on the left wing with two defenders in his face.
“We tried everything we knew how to do and we couldn't stop him," Bart said.
Trier couldn’t be reached Sunday because he was traveling by plane to visit family and friends in Seattle. He lived there until moving to Oklahoma in 2010. It was in the Pacific Northwest that he became known by way of youth leagues and national camps as one of the top players in his age group.
Trier scored 18 first-half points, 40 in the third and fourth quarters and six of his team’s nine points in overtime. The points came in bunches.
"I told him I thought he had 45 or 50 points," NOAH boys coach Chris Wallace said. "One of the coaches came into the locker room after the game and said he had 64. I looked at (Trier) and he looked at me, and we were like `Wow!’ He was in a zone. Everything was coming so easily for him. He had (everything) working and that made it a little easier for him to be as efficient as he was."
A report phoned to the Tulsa World on Saturday night listed the total at 62. NOAH girls coach Curtis Branch said the corrected total was based on game video.
Branch said Trier's previous career high was likely the 49 he scored in an 87-82 loss to Memorial on Dec. 11. Trier, who transferred from the OKC Storm, scored 1,043 points as a freshman, leading the Storm to a runner-up finish in the homeschool national tournament. But high single-game high was 41, according to MaxPreps.