Junior guard Esther Lee lit up Murchison Gymnasium on Tuesday night as she buried 11 of 15 three-point field goals to establish a new team record for three-pointers made in a single game. Behind Lee’s 36 points and Kelsie Sampson’s double-double, #8 Westmont Women’s Basketball (6-3) posted a 77-54 win over Wayland Baptist (3-6).
“It was fun seeing Esther get hot and stay hot,” said Westmont head coach Kirsten Moore. “She was hitting some tough shots too. She had a couple open shots to get her going. Then she was hitting shots off the dribble, hitting shots in transition and hitting shots off screens.”
The previous record was held by Meghan O’Donogue who twice made 10 three-pointers in a game. The first time was against Biola on February 3, 2004. Two weeks later, she drained 10 on 11 attempts against The Master’s College.
Lee made four of her three-pointers in the first half on six attempts. She was also fouled on a three-point attempt and made all three resulting free throws. Lee sank another four three-pointers in the first nine minutes of the second half before nailing three more in a span of 55 seconds.