Allen poured in a whopping 53 points, a school record, to help the Scots to a big 87-79 victory in triple overtime over McKinney on Friday night at Highlander Fieldhouse. The victory moved Highland Park into a first-place tie with McKinney in the District 10-4A standings.
Allen, whose previous career high was 27 points, poured in 33 of his 53 in regulation. Teammate Luke Turpin, another starter at wing, was battling the flu in Friday’s game. Allen also grabbed 11 rebounds.
The previous school record for points was set by Billy Allen. He scored 44 points in a 1978 game.
The Scots (14-7, 4-1) will host Rockwall at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.