LINCOLN — Services for Jerry Motz, who holds the Class A boys basketball record for most points in a game, will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at St. Mark’s United Methodist Church, 8550 Pioneers Blvd.
Motz, 72, died Sunday from cancer. He graduated in 1964 from Lincoln Northeast. His record game of 57 points came on a snowy night in South Sioux City in a 90-75 Rockets win — the game was tied through three quarters. He made his final 23 shots of the game, then his first nine in the next Northeast game.
Motz also played baseball at Northeast and played both sports at Nebraska Wesleyan. He was in the second induction class of the Northeast Athletic Hall of Fame in 1992 and entered the Nebraska ASA Hall of Fame for softball in 2015.
After a career as a claims adjuster, Motz was a volunteer coach at Sterling, Central City and Columbus for his son Jimmy. His other son, Jeff, is the sports director at KFOR radio. Motz and his wife, Marcia, celebrated their 46th wedding anniversary earlier this month.