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Oak Bay High School’s Diego Maffia broke the BC High School single-game points record by getting 96 to lead the Oak Bay Bays team to a 114-88 win over Ross Sheppard High School. The win came during the Western Canada Basketball Tournament in Kelowna, B.C
Prior to Saturday’s game, the tournament record for most points was 60 by Alex Dewar of Marion Graham Collegiate in Saskatoon. The single-game varsity record is 82 points by Greg DeVries when he set the unofficial record 27 years ago.
DeVries who was L.V. Rogers of Nelson, BC scored the 82 points in a win over the Grand Forks Wolves in 1992.
“It was something I’ve never seen before, and I’ve been around basketball for, gosh, 35 to 38 years,” said Oak Bay coach Chris Franklin. “It was quite remarkable.”
Maffia’s teammates were feeding him the ball a lot during the final minutes to help him add to the record.
“I’m definitely going to frame this scoresheet,” added Maffia. “I’m shocked.”
The game was for seventh and eighth place in the eight-team tournament.
The 6’1” Maffia was 30-for-61 from the floor, including 15 three-pointers. At the free-throw line, he was 17-for-19. He also had eight rebounds, two assists, eight steals and a block.
In the first quarter, Maffia scored 27 of Oak Bay’s 29 points, the other two points were scored by this brother. Lucas Maffia was Oak Bay’s second-leading scorer with nine points. For Ross Sheppard, Max Petryk led the Thunderbirds with 27 points.
Scoring baskets is not new to Maffia. His career high is 67 points in a win against the Langley Walnut Grove Gators.