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Points record set at KSS

There's a new high water mark in B.C. high school basketball.

And, to beat it, you'll have to channel the greatness of Wilt Chamberlain.

Diego Maffia dropped 96 points Saturday afternoon, leading his Oak Bay Bays to a 112-88 win over Edmonton's Ross Sheppard Thunderbirds in the game for seventh and eighth place at the Interior Savings Western Canada Boys Basketball tournament at KSS.

You read right, 96 points. Eight more than the entire Thunderbirds managed, and more than every team except eventual tournament champions Vincent Massey, who dropped 97 in their opener.

Maffia scored 181 points in three games, an average of 60.33 a game. He scored 47 in Thursday's loss to Vincent Massey and 38 in an upset loss to Salmon Arm Friday.

Saturday, Maffia threw up 61 shots. More than half of those (32) were from beyond the three-point arc. He was 16 of 32 from three-point range and 30 of 61 overall. He also connected on 20 of 22 from the charity stripe.

He could have hit the century mark, but sat the final few minutes just four points shy.

The previous tournament record was 60 put up by Alex Dewer.

Vincent Massey, the number one team from Manitoba dumped the Burnaby South Rebels 85-74 in Saturday's final.

Massey went on a 12-0 run early in the third quarter to break open a tight game.

The game was tied 32-32 at the half, and Burnaby grabbed a 37-32 lead out of the break, but went cold from the floor the rest of the half.

Vincent Massey scored 16 of the next 17 points for an 11 point lead.

The Rebels were able to cut the deficit to six late in the game, but couldn't get any closer.

The host Owls finished fifth after dropping a heartbreaking 82-81 decision to the number one Alberta squad, Jasper Place.

Trailing by two, Malik Pottinger hit a three-pointer with 21 seconds left to give Jasper Place a one point lead.

The Owls had a chance in the dying seconds, but were unable to convert a couple of layups.

KSS led 49-34 at the half, and held a nine point lead after three. They were up eight with five minutes to go, but were unable to close it out.

Pottinger had 30 points and 11 rebounds to place Jasper Place.

Hunter Simson had a game-high 34 for the Owls in a losing cause. He added seven assists and five rebounds.



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