Q&A: BART HISCOCK

The 6-foot-6 senior recently set a school record with a 45-point performance against Elkhorn South. Trent Mumma held the previous mark of 44 against Syracuse in 2004. The three-year starter is averaging 26.3 points and 9.0 rebounds per game for the Badgers (6-3), and is shooting about 70 percent from the field. Hiscock also has a 4.028 GPA and would like to some day go to medical school.

Q: How did it feel to score 45 points?

A: It was a fun game. Whenever I come out and hit my first 3, I usually know it's going to be a pretty good night.

Q: Did you feel like you couldn't miss?

A: I did feel like that. ... Coach (Luke Olson) doesn't really get caught up in who is taking the shot, as long as we get good shots. We can all score at any given time. It just happens I was getting a lot of open 3s and layups.

Q: You made 17 of 24 shots from the floor, including 3 of 6 3-pointers. Is is unusual for a post player to shoot so many 3s?

A: Not necessarily. I have been shooting 3s pretty consistently my whole high school career. My freshman year, I was strictly a post. I couldn't compete physically with all the seniors. So I had to develop a 3-point shot.

Q: What was the reaction to your big night?

A: I didn't know I had gotten the school record. Everyone started congratulating me and I had to ask why. I had been wanting to break that record for a while.

Q: Why was it so important?

A: I felt like I could do it. It would be a way to help my team win. If one person is scoring 45 points, it probably means the team is scoring a lot of points.

Q: Have you had any recruiting interest?

A: I am currently talking to Dakota Wesleyan, Concordia, Hastings, Kearney and a little bit to Montana.

Q: What are you looking for in a college?

A: I'd like to find somewhere I can fit in with the culture and get a good education, because that's the important part of college. Find a place where I fit with players, coaches, play style and can have the best opportunity so succeed.

Q: What was the funnest thing about that night?

A: Getting the win. That's the best part. Even if I score 100 points in a game, it's not going to matter if we don't win the game. It came down to the end, and my friend, Masen Prososki, got fouled and had to put in some free throws. I just knew he was going to make it because every day he shoots 20 minutes of free throws after practice.— Marjie Ducey

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