Knott County Central sophomore Camron Justice poured in a tournament record 62 points in the Patriots 95-93 loss to Cincinnati Roger Bacon in a consolation game of the Republic Bank Holiday Classic at Lexington Catholic on Sunday night.
Justice, a 6-foot-2 point guard, said after the game he had no idea he had topped his previous career high (45) by 17 points.
I just got hot, Justice said. And I kept trying to get buckets for my team.
Justice was 19 of 29 from the field, including 8 of 11 from three-point range. He hit 16 of 19 free throws.
Justice drilled a three-pointer with :09 left in regulation to tie it 80-80 and send the game to overtime.
Camrons dad and Knott Central assistant coach Raymond Justice was also unaware of his sons scoring feat. When told after the game that his son had scored 62, Raymonds response was No way!
Justices previous career high was 45 points against Buckhorn in the finals of the WYMT tournament last season.
Roger Bacons Carlas Jackson had 36 points.