BALANCE LETS KCKCC WOMEN SCORE MOST POINTS EVER IN 121-84 WIN
Erin Anderson's buzzer-beating 3-pointer gave KCKCC a 66-47 halftime lead, eclipsing the previous record of 65 first half points (also against Brown Mackie in 1995), and freshman Janay Jacobs' two free throws with six seconds left erased the previous record of 120 points scored against Labette in 1996.
While no such records are kept, the win may have been the most balanced effort ever by a Blue Devil team as eight players scored in double figures and three more had eight or more points. "Very proud," said Coach Valerie Stambersky. We scored and executed in all areas, a great way to start back the new year. But there's still lots of business still ahead."
The Lady Blue Devils are right back in action Tuesday when they host Saint Mary JV at 5 p.m. and then return to Jayhawk Conference play Saturday when they entertain perennial power Cowley at 2 p.m.
Brown Mackie and KCKCC were tied three times and the lead changed hands six times early before sizzling KCKCC shooting broke the game wide open with 70 percent shooting the first 17 minutes and 64.3 percent in the 65-point first half. They finished at .554 for the game.
Freshman Sierra Roberts led the scoring with 13 points while Janai Mitchell and Cierra Gaines had 12 each, Cheyenne North and Iland Shurn 11 each and Rashaun Casey, Anderson and Cassidy Harbert 10 apiece. Ky'Ana French added nine and Aricca Daye and Julia Garrard eight off the bench.
Anderson also had seven steals and Harbert and Gaines six assists as the Blue Devils had 29 assists on 46 field goals. North had eight rebounds and Anderson and French six each to lead KCKCC to a 52-38 rebounding advantage.