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Eagles’ Edmond edges Taylor with 54 points

Granite Hills single-game scoring champs Nick Taylor and Tre Edmond on Thursday night.

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EL CAJON – Former Granite Hills High scoring champion Nick Taylor decided to stop by the Eagles’ gym on Thursday night to check out this year’s team.

By the time the 2005-06 East County Player of the Year left, his school-record single-game scoring mark had been broken.

Granite Hills senior Tre Edmond scored a school-record 54 points in the Eagles’ 88-19 victory over obviously overmatched Castle Park on Thursday night.

Edmond broke the Granite Hills record which was previously held by Taylor, who scored 53 points in a 98-36 win against Sweetwater in 2005.

Edmond became one of only four Grossmont Conference athletes to score at least 54 points in a game, joining local legends Kemmy Burgess (El Cajon Valley), Beau Sager (Valhalla), and Tony Clark (Valhalla).

The mark equals the fourth-highest single-game point total by a Grossmont Conference player behind Burgess’ conference-record 59 points against Parker in 1998.

Sager, whose 57 points against Granite Hills in 1994 isn’t listed in the section record book, has the second-highest single-game conference total, while Clark, still making headlines as the current executive director of the Major League Baseball Players’ Association, had 55 twice with the Norsemen in the 1989-90 season.

Izzy Wagner’s 54 points for Mount Miguel against Rancho Bernardo in 2012 might be the most impressive of all the high marks, considering it came in a 74-72 victory, while Burgess also had a 54-point effort against Monte Vista in ’98.

Nick Taylor during his senior year (2005-06).

There was no let-up in these Eagles, who also nearly had a school record-setting defensive performance against the Trojans.

The 19 points allowed was reportedly the second-lowest total by an opponent in school history.

Edmond scored all of his points in the first three quarters. He also had seven rebounds, seven steals, and four assists.

Edmond was 22-of-39 from the field, including 9-of-19 from three-point range.

“Tre mixed in a very good shooting night against a relatively soft zone and made the most of it,” Granite Hills head coach Dan Duffy said.

The other 13 Eagles who attempted shots combined for 43 total attempts.

By Comparison, Taylor, in his high game in ’05, made 12 three-point field goals. Taylor finished with a scoring average of 27 points per game, leading the Eagles to the Grossmont South League title that season.

“It’s a great feeling and I definitely could not have done it without my teammates who continued to feed me the ball,” Edmond said. “At halftime, I was told I needed about 20 more points so it took even more concentration to get it.”

When Edmond reached the scoring mark, he was removed from the game to the applause of his teammates, as well as, the crowd, including obviously, Taylor, who posed for a picture worthy of the Eagles’ Hall of Fame following the game.

Edmond’s brother, Derek, has seven points, including a three-pointer, and three assists, while another teammate, Isaiah Hasten, had six points and four assists.

“Our whole team was supportive and giving him the ball,” Derek said. “It was great watching my brother break the record.”

The Eagles improved to 6-1.


EAST COUNTY BOYS BASKETBALL ARCHIVES
SINGLE GAME LEADERS / GROSSMONT CONFERENCE ONLY
Scoring Leaders
Pts 
Name                  
School
Opponent
   Date
59
Kemmy Burgess ECVHS vs. Francis Parker 12/4/1998
57
Beau Sager Valhalla vs. Granite Hills  1/21/1994
55
Tony Clark Valhalla vs. Santana 2/20/1989
54
Kemmy Burgess
Izzy Wagner
Tre Edmond
ECVHS
Mount Miguel
Granite Hills
vs.vs. Monte Vista
vs. Hilltop
vs. Castle Park
1/9/98 12/15/2012
12/9/2921
53
Todd Harper
Nick Taylor
Cam Barry
Santana
Granite Hills
West Hills
vs. Granite Hills
vs. Sweetwater
vs. Victory Christian
2/10/1978
12/26/2005
12/22/2017
51
Andre Nikita ECVHS vs. Oceanside (OT) 12/19/2012
50
Andre Nikita
Dean Miller
Mark Dillon
Bill Walton
ECVHS
Granite Hills
Valhalla
Helix
at Ramona
vs. Mount Miguel
vs. West Hills
vs. Pasadena
11/27/2012
2/17/2009
2/13/1991
12/31/1969

EAST COUNTY  BOYS BASKETBALL ARCHIVES
SINGLE-GAME LEADERS
Scoring Leaders
Pts 
Name                           
School
Opponent
   Date
64
Tony Clark
Christian 
vs. La Jolla Country Day 
2/24/1990
60
Bob Petrie
Julian
vs. Mountain Empire
1989
59
Kemmy Burgess ECVHS vs. Francis Parker 12/4/1998
58
Tony Clark
Tony Clark
Christian
Christian
vs Mountain Empire
vs. Clairemont
1989-90
1/7/1990
57
Beau Sager (GC) Valhalla vs. Granite Hills 1/21/1994
55
Tony Clark
Tony Clark
Valhalla
Christian
vs. Santana
vs. St. Augustine (L)
2/20/1989
2/1/1990
54
Tony Clark
Tony Clark
Kemmy Burgess
Izzy Wagner
Tre Edmund
Christian
Christian
ECVHS
Mount Miguel
Granite Hills
vs. Prince Rupert, BC CAN
at Montgomery
vs. Monte Vista
vs. Hilltop
vs. Castle Park
1/3/1990
12/29/1989
1/9/98 12/15/2012
12/9/2021
53
Todd Harper
Nick Taylor
Cam Barry
Santana
Granite Hills
West Hills
vs. Granite Hills
vs. Sweetwater
vs. Victory Christian
2/10/1978
12/26/2005
12/22/2017
51
Andre Nikita
Brandon Hale (Frosh)
ECVHS
Venture Christian
vs. Oceanside (OT)
vs. CV-Calvary Christian
12/19/2012
1/31/2006
50
Andre Nikita
Troy Leaf
Dean Miller
Tony Clark
Mark Dillon
Bill Walton
ECVHS
Foothills Christian
Granite Hills
Christian
Valhalla
Helix
at Ramona
vs. Otay Ranch
vs. Mount Miguel
vs. Marian Catholic
vs. West Hills
vs. Pasadena
11/27/2012
12/7/2007
2/17/2009
2/7/1990
2/13/1991
12/31/1969

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