Freshman guard Sophie Cunningham set a single-game Mizzou record with 42 points in the Tigers (4-0) 94-81 victory over Wake Forest (3-1) at Mizzou Arena on Sunday evening. Cunningham went 13-for-18 from the field and 6-for-8 from 3-point range in 33 minutes. She added eight rebounds, four assists and three steals in her fourth career game.
Cunningham scored 25 points in the first half, going 9-for-10 from the field and 4-for-5 from long range during the first 20 minutes. In the second quarter alone, she scored 14 points. She broke the previous scoring record of 41 points by Renee Kelly set on Jan. 25, 1986 at Oklahoma.
The 42 points by Cunningham are the most in the SEC this season. She leads the conference in scoring with 21.5 points per game.
Junior guard Sierra Michaelis (Mercer, Mo.) added a season-high 18 points on 7-for-12 shooting and a 4-for-8 mark from 3-point range.