At the Western Canada Basketball Tournament in Kelowna, B.C., The scoreboard read Oak Bay High 114 Ross Sheppard High 88. But something absolutely amazing happened on the way to the final score.
Oak Bay Highs Diego Maffia had a monster night scoring more than Ross Sheppards total point,Maffia threw down 96 points for his team crushing the previous record of 60 points in a single game.
Prior to Saturday, the tournament record for most points in a game was 60 by Alex Dewar of Marion Graham Collegiate in Saskatoon. Not anymore. Now it’s 96, a record that will likely never be broken. Notably, seven-foot centre Kelly Olynyk of Kamloops, who now plays with the Miami Heat in the NBA, once held the record at 59 points.
Diego 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? Scored by this brother.