Lathrom breaks school record with nine 3-pointers as C-SC women rout Graceland

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McKenzie Lathrom was all smiles Wednesday night as she set a school record with nine 3-pointers in Culver-Stockton's 93-65 victory over Graceland. | Photo courtesy of Culver-Stockton College

CANTON, Mo. — Senior guard McKenzie Lathrom scored a career-high 37 points, draining a school-record nine 3-pointers in the process, to lead the Culver-Stockton women’s basketball team in a 93-65 victory over Graceland University on Wednesday night at Charles Field House.

Lathrom, a native of New London, Mo., also had 10 rebounds and five assists. She broke the previous mark of eight 3-pointers by Lacey Clark, who set the record on Feb. 7, 2018, against Missouri Valley College.

The Wildcats made 13 3-pointers to tie the school record, which was set against Hannibal-LaGrange University on Nov. 2, 2018. C-SC also attempted a record 33 3-pointers, surpassing the previous mark of 29 against Mount Mercy on Feb. 19, 2020.

The Wildcats bolted to a 30-13 lead after one quarter. However, the Yellowjackets closed to pithing 51-38 by halftime. C-SC put the game away with a big third quarter, outscoring the visitors 27-12 in the period to take a 78-50 lead entering the final 10 minutes.

Three other players reached double figures in scoring. Katie Webb registered 19 points, while Avery Oetting and Aaliyah Ortiz each added 12 points.

The Wildcats, 17-10 overall and 12-9 in the Heart of America Athletic Conference, will play their regular season finale on Saturday at Charles Field House against Benedictine. C-SC is tied with Missouri Valley for sixth place in the Heart. It is a half-game behind fifth place Evangel. The Wildcats are guaranteed to play a road game in the first round of the conference tournament, which begins Wednesday, Feb. 22.

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