East County Sports

Hughes goes for 58, sets conference and East County marks



ECS staff report

PACIFIC BEACH – Mount Miguel freshman guard Jaylene Hughes, playing in just her her 10th career varsity contest, established a new Grossmont Conference and East County single-game scoring record, pouring in 58 points in a tournament contest held at Mission Bay High.

Hughes collected all but two of the Matadors’ points, but they fell to Maranatha Christian, 61-60.

Jaylene Hughes

58 points broke her tie for first place all-time of 52 points with former Grossmont High standout Christina Adams. Hughes also moved to within a single point for the all-gender mark of 59, set by Kemmy Burgess of El Cajon Valley in the 1998-99 season against Francis W. Parker.

Second on the boys list is Beau Sager of Valhalla, who shot for 567 points against Helix in 1993-94. Many recall many top scoring efforts by Tony Clark in his time with Valhalla and Christian, but the future Major League Basbeasll player’s best inbasketball was only 55 while with the Norsemen in a victory over Santana on Feb. 20, 1989.

Adams still holds the standard with three career 50-point outings.

As for Mount Miguel, Hughes topped the school’s all-gender mark of 54, set by Izzy Wagner against Hilltop in 2012-13.

Prior to Hughes, the previous Matadors’ gils scoring mrk was 45, set by Sylena Peterson against  Olympian on Nov. 27, 2018


Among the girls, the 50-point plateur has only been reached 8 times. The others are

— 51, Vicki Teter, Julian , 1988-89
— 50, Reco Edwards, El Cajon Valley, 1993-94
— 50, Janet Franey, Helix, 1997-98