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Chaminade guard Varidel sets Maui Invitational record in loss

  • ASSOCIATED PRESSChaminade guard Christophe Varidel (1) puts up a shot over Baylor forward Rico Gathers (2) in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game at the Maui Invitational today, in Lahaina.
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    Chaminade guard Christophe Varidel (1) puts up a shot over Baylor forward Rico Gathers (2) in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game at the Maui Invitational today, in Lahaina.
  • ASSOCIATED PRESSBaylor guard Kenny Chery, left, attempts to drive the baseline while being defended by Chaminade forward Kevin Hu (23) as his teammate guard Lee Bailey (5) looks on in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game at the Maui Invitational on Monday, Nov. 25, 2013, in Lahaina, Hawaii. (AP Photo/Eugene Tanner)
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    Baylor guard Kenny Chery, left, attempts to drive the baseline while being defended by Chaminade forward Kevin Hu (23) as his teammate guard Lee Bailey (5) looks on in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game at the Maui Invitational on Monday, Nov. 25, 2013, in Lahaina, Hawaii. (AP Photo/Eugene Tanner)

Chaminade guard Christophe Varidel tied an EA Sports Maui Invitational record with 10 3-pointers in Chaminade’s 93-77 loss to No. 18 Baylor Monday at the Lahaina Civic Center.

It was initially thought he had the record outright, but tournament staff later discovered Varidel tied Notre Dame’s Kyle McAlarney with 10 3-pointers set in 2008 against North Carolina.

Varidel, a transfer from Florida Gulf Coast, hit seven of the 3-pointers in the first half for 31 points before the break as the Silverswords trailed just 50-47 at halftime. 

Varidel knocked in his last trey in the final minute and his achievement was announced on the arena’s loudspeakers to applause.

He was one point off from tying Adam Morrison’s tournament scoring record of 43 points set in a triple-overtime game in 2005.

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