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Wildcat senior Luke Murphy goes up for a shot in the Cats' 64-47 victory over Eau Claire North Tuesday, Feb. 18. Murphy scored 27 points to become River Falls all-time scoring leader.

Murphy sets RFHS all-time scoring mark

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Senior Luke Murphy scored 27 points to become River Falls’ all-time scoring leader and lead the Wildcat boys’ basketball team to a 64-47 victory over Eau Claire North Tuesday night, Feb. 18, at the high school gym.

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Murphy needed four points going into the game to break the record of 1,306 points set by Jake Voeltz (2003-06). After scoring the Cats’ first basket on a layup, he set the record with a three-pointer from the corner midway through the first quarter.

Murphy currently has 1,330 career points, 550 of those coming this season to set the Wildcats’ single-season scoring record. He is averaging 26.1 points per game.

The Wildcats, now 9-12 overall, 4-7 in Big Rivers Conference play, will wrap up the regular season this Friday, Feb. 21, at home against Hudson at 7:15 p.m.

See the Feb. 27 print edition of the River Falls Journal for more on the Cats’ win over Eau Claire North and their regular season finale with Hudson.

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Bob Burrows
Bob Burrows has been sports editor at the River Falls Journal since 1996 and at the Hudson Star-Observer since 2009. Prior to joining the Journal, Burrows served as sports editor with Ledger Publications in Balsam Lake, Wis. A native of Bayonne, N.J. and a U.S. Navy veteran, Burrows attended Marquette University before completing his studies at UW-River Falls in 1992.
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