Maffia dropped a BC high-school record 96 points in the Western Canada Basketball tournament in Kelowna last weekend, breaking the 27-year-old record previously held by Nelson’s Greg Devries, who scored 82. While basketball is a team sport, it was Maffia’s teammates feeding the hot hand for the shots, and they just kept falling. Maffia sunk 15 three-point shots to go along with 19 free throws in Oak Bay’s win over a Top-10 ranked team from Alberta. Maffia was set to decide his post-secondary plans before the high school playoffs begin next week, but with the 96-point game, new doors have opened and Diego is still exploring his options. The Vancouver Island 4A boys basketball championship is set to be held at Oak Bay high from February 21st through the 23rd.

Tyler Bennett