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Local news story: NCS basketball player smashes school record with 61 points

Nanaimo News Bulletin features Jackson Tonsi's record-breaking game that led team to 95-75 victory over Duncan Christian School

Photo credit: Greg Sakaki/Nanaimo News Bulletin

January 15, 2022 -- Nanaimo News Bulletin -- By Greg Sakaki

A Nanaimo high school basketball player’s team was trailing in the fourth quarter – until he took control, smashed the school record for points, and led the way to a convincing win.

Jackson Tonsi of the Nanaimo Christian School Trail Blazers senior A boys scored 61 points in a 95-75 win against the Duncan Christian Chargers on Thursday, Jan. 13, on the road.

Nanaimo was behind by as many as six points in the fourth quarter until their Grade 10 phenom guard raised his game to another level.

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