GRINNELL’S TAYLOR NAMED MWC PERFORMER OF THE WEEK AFTER RECORD-BREAKING OUTPUT
GRINNELL, Iowa – Following his national record-breaking outing, Grinnell College’s Jack Taylor ’15 has been named the Midwest Conference Men’s Basketball Performer of the Week.
Taylor a 5-10, 170-pound guard from Black River Falls, Wis. (Black River Falls), made an impact that rippled across the nation … and world … in just his third game as a Pioneer.
Taylor shattered the NCAA record for points in a game, regardless of level, when he poured in 138 in a 179-104 victory over Faith Baptist Bible College on Tuesday.
He passed the NCAA Division III record of 89 points, set last year by teammate Griffin Lentsch ’13, with 11:14 left in the game. He continued to score, eclipsing the century mark at the 8:55 mark. He then passed the all-time NCAA record of 113 points, set by Clarence “Bevo” Francis of Rio Grande in 1954, with a 3-pointer at the 4:42 mark.
But scoring was just one national record set by Taylor. He also broke NCAA records for field goals (52), field goals attempted (108), 3-pointers (27) and 3-pointers attempted (71). Additionally, Grinnell set a school record for points scored in a game with 179 and turnovers forced with 49.
Taylor followed up that performance with a 21-point output against William Penn University. He currently is averaging 51.5 points a game.
The Women’s Performer of the Week is Marla Willard of Monmouth College.