The Central Missouri Jennies cruised to a 97-55 win over Graceland (Iowa) University on Tuesday night at the UCM Multipurpose Building. In the process the Jennies tied or broke five school records, tied one MIAA record, and broke another.
Freshman Taylor Hanson broke a school record with 10 three-pointers, shattering the old mark of seven held by Jessica Burkholder and Lindsey Maple. She also tied the school’s freshman scoring record with 35 points, a mark that stood since 1976 and was held by UCM Associate Athletic Director Kathy Anderson.
In addition to Hanson’s record-breaking evening the Jennies also set the school record for three-pointers in a game with 19, breaking the old mark of 14 set in 2005. That number also tied the MIAA record set in 2001 by Dave Slifer’s Missouri Western squad. UCM broke the school-record for three-point field goals attempted with 43. The old record of 32 was set in 2004. The 43 three-point field goal attempts is also an MIAA record, breaking Washburn’s mark of 40 set in 2004.
The Jennies (2-0) led 10-5 early, but used a 23-8 run to break the game open midway through the opening half and UCM cruised into the halftime break with a 47-30 lead. Hanson made five of her 10 three-pointers in the half and had 17 points at the break. In addition, Kara Fleming set a new career-high with nine assists in the first half. She would finish the game with 13, one behind the school record and the most since Shelley Lauber in 1990.
Hanson led all scorers with 35. Melia Pence finished the game with a career-high 19 points and eight rebounds. Other scorers in double figures were Meghan Waggonerwith 11 and Becca Roberts with 10. Fleming finished with seven points, those career-high 13 assists and a career-high seven steals.
The Jennies are off until November 28 when they take part in the Texas A&M-Kingsville Turkey Day Shootout. The Jennies will play the host school on the 28 th at 7 p.m. then play Texas A&M-International on the 29 th at 2 p.m.