Destiny Littleton may no longer be scoring all those points for Bishop’s of La Jolla, but the San Diego Section has another who is rampaging this season. It’s Shyla Latone of Chula Vista Bonita Vista and on Friday she set a section record and moved to No. 4 on the all-time state list with a 76-point outburst during game against Hilltop.
Latone was just named the Cal-Hi Sports SoCal Player of the Week for having a 57-point game from two weeks ago. But apparently she was just warming up.
According to both the Chula Vista Star-News and in an email from Steve Brand of the San Diego Union-Tribune, the diminutive 5-foot-6 guard was reported with 76 points for the Barons in a 99-26 romp past Hilltop of Chula Vista. As with all other scoring totals that high in scores like that, questions about a player staying in the game to break records are bound to come up. There were no comments immediately available from either news source about that.
Latone surpassed the CIF San Diego Section record of 71 points that was set in December of 2002 by Charde Houston from San Diego High in a game against Castle Park of Chula Vista. She also moved to No. 4 on the all-time state list, trailing only the record total of 105 set in 1982 by Cheryl Miller of Riverside Poly, 101 by Lisa Leslie of Inglewood Morningside (Feb. 1990, no second half played) and 77 for Miller in a January 1981 game during her junior season.
Littleton led the nation with 42.7 ppg last season and became the state’s all-time career scoring leader. Her top single game highs were 68, 65 and 61 points.
Latone had a 63-point game last season in a game against High Tech of Chula Vista that was later ruled a forfeit win for High Tech. In the Cal-Hi Sports records, however, the scoring total counts.
Prior to Latone’s 76-point game from Friday, the state single game highs for this season so far have been reported at 59 points for Lea Anderson of Modesto Grace Davis in a 71-59 win over Sierra of Manteca, 57 for Latone in a 107-75 win over Montgomery of San Diego, 56 for Anderson in a 69-65 loss to Modesto Central Catholic and 56 for Haley Van Dyke of Moraga Campolindo in a 96-75 win vs. Brookside Christian of Stockton. Van Dyke’s total also set a new CIF North Coast Section record.