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Let’s hope somebody put this on You Tube.

Payton senior Nick Schcolnik scored 51 points against Kelly in a Public League playoff game earlier this month. If that’s not impressive enough, 38 came in the fourth quarter.

Other than the 38 points being a state record, this is interesting to me because I saw the Grizzlies play Taft in Chicago in January. Don’t get me wrong, the 6-foot-3 four-year starter was a good player, scoring 17 in a 79-56 loss to the Eagles.

But 51 points? 38 in one quarter. I mean, that’s improbable. Quarters last only eight minutes. That’s nearly five points every minute in a game with no shot clock. He made nine free throws and nine three-pointers.

In the understatement of the year (millenium), Schcolonik told Sun-Times’ Tina Akouris, “That fourth quarter was the best quarter of basketball I’ve ever played in my whole life.”

After that game, I ate a slice of pizza in the Old Town neighborhood that was the biggest I’ve ever seen. This piece of pie looked like an traffic cone.

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