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Tokoto Goes For Scoring Record Friday

Senior basketball player is 21 points away from breaking career scoring record.

It's been a record-breaking season for players on the Menomonee Falls basketball season already.

On Friday, JP Tokoto needs just 21 points Friday to break the career scoring record at Menomonee Falls High School. The record is currently held by Brad Christenson, who scored 1,427 career points set between 1990-93.

On Jan. 3, senior CJ Malone broke the career record for three-pointers in a season in a 55-52 victory versus non-conference foe Plymouth. The previous record of 85 was held by by Jeff Bennett, who played from 1998 to 2000.

Tokoto came into the season with 1,145 career points, and has scored 262 points so far in his senior season. The Indians (4-6, 1-4 Greater Metro) will host conference rival West Allis Central (6-3, 3-2 Greater Metro) at 7 p.m. Friday.

The game should be special even if Tokoto comes up short of the record. Falls will recognize Christenson for his accomplishments as a Falls player, and his success after his high school career with Boston College. When Tokoto breaks his record, Chirstenson will give present him the game ball.

Tokoto will head to the University of North Carolina next year to play ball with the Tar Heels.

Thomas Klein January 12, 2012 at 01:28 PM
When I went to high school in the 1950's Phil Thimm & terry Schmidt were great basket ball players,per Tom Klein
jerry mislang January 12, 2012 at 04:20 PM
Taking nothing away from JP or Brad, but you have to wonder how many points Bob Wolf would have scored back in the day if they had the three point line when he played. Anyone going to the game should get there a little early for the Optimist Chili supper that runs from 4:30 to 7:30. Good chili, Great Cause!
Carl Engelking January 12, 2012 at 05:57 PM
I'll definitely be there as well enjoying a bowl, and hopefully watching history. Maybe we need an asterix saying the record was broken during the "three-point line era"
Thomas Klein January 12, 2012 at 11:41 PM
Bob Wolf was anoyher great player!

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