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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Maurice Williamson's 78-point performance

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There was a genuine feeling of excitement before every Wilbur Cross boys’ basketball game in the winter of 1987-88. Fans knew Maurice Williamson would score a lot of points. The question on any given night was “just how many will he get?”

Williamson averaged 39 points over the course of the season. But on one magical night, Feb. 13, 1988, he set a state record by scoring 78 points in a 108-92 victory over Westbury, N.Y.

Read Chip Malafronte's complete story.

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