Prior Lake guard McKenna Hofschild might be small in stature, but she plays very big.
The 5-foot-4 senior broke the Minnesota girls’ basketball single-game scoring record set nearly 37 years ago, finishing with 63 points in a 99-95 loss to Park Center on Saturday at the Breakdown Classic at Hopkins High School.
Hofschild, who has signed to play at Seton Hall, broke the mark of 58 set by Kay Konerza in Lester Prairie’s 81-26 victory over Winsted Holy Trinity on Feb. 22, 1982.
Hofschild also tied the state record for most free throws made in a game (25), while breaking the mark for free throws attempted (35). Bryanne Engen of Sauk Centre also made 25 free throws in 2003. The previous record for attempts was 33, held by Heidi Olson of Sebeka in 2014.
Hofschild also reached another milestone, surpassing 2,000 career points. She needed six points Saturday to reach that mark.
Adalia McKenzie scored 32 points to lead Park Center, and T’Naye Griffin added 28.