NCAA player scores 82, sets new RP basketball scoring record


Posted at Sep 05 2008 10:19 PM | Updated as of Sep 06 2008 08:13 AM

High school basketball player Keith Agovida of Jose Rizal Light Bombers unleashed a record-setting shooting binge never seen before in Philippine basketball as he scored 82 points in a 127-49 rout of Mapua Friday.

NCAA officials said the 18-year-old, 6’1” Agovida is now NCAA's highest scorer in over 80 years.

It is the highest in the league's history since Letran Squire Marlon Bola Bola dropped 71 in the '70s.

It is also the highest scoring output in the history of Philippine basketball since Allan “The Triggerman” Caidic torched the net with 79 points in 1987 in the professional basketball league.

Agovida, who scored 23, 13, 20 and 26 in the four quarters, also beat the second-highest scoring output in NBA history, Kobe Bryant’s 81.

With the win, the Light Bombers remained third overall with eight wins and four loses. -- With a report from TJ Manotoc, ABS-CBN News