LAKE GEORGE, N.Y. (NEWS10) – Sectionals tipped off in the Capital Region on Tuesday, and in Warren County, a star basketball player broke a Section II record.
Senior guard Joel Wincowski entered the night 21 points away from breaking the Section II all-time scoring record held by Glens Falls graduate Jimmer Fredette. Wincowski averaged around 35 points a game, so many believed he would break the record Tuesday night.
Wincowski and the Warriors hosted Maple Hill opening round Class C playoffs. Wincowski came out hot, and scored eight points in the first quarter – only 13 points away from the record.
Wincowski was five points away from the record late in the second quarter, but he pulled up from Fredette range making him only two points away.
In the very next possession, Wincowski scored again and became the new Section II all-time leading scorer. The game was paused to acknowledge the milestone. Fredette’s father was in attendance to pass on the torch.
Wincowski finished with 34 points and 18 rebounds.
Lake George won 81-53.
“I feel like it’s a tremendous honor, and it’s just great to be up there or even mentioned alongside names on that list, including Jimmer Fredette and Tony Traver, and I just can’t thank my teammates enough for helping me get to this point,” Wincowski said.
Fredette also holds the all-time scoring record at Brigham Young University, but Tyler Haws is seven points away from breaking that record, so Fredette could lose two records in one week.