LAS CRUCES, N.M. – Abby Scott, a sophomore guard for the New Mexico State women’s basketball team, had a record-setting night against Chicago State on Thursday, Jan. 16, helping the Aggies to an 82-61 win. The Madras, Ore., native scored 36 points and set a new school and Western Athletic Conference record for most 3-point field goals made in a single game.
Scott was 11-for-20 from 3-point range, which surpasses Hall of Fame member Mari Sanchez’s 10 made 3-pointers from back in 2002 against Louisiana-Lafayette and sets her atop the NM State record book. Scott scored 36 points, which was the first 30-point game from an Aggie since Danisha Corbett in Jan. 2011. She is now tied for third in the Aggie record book for most points in a game. The 11 3-pointers also break the WAC record for most in a single game.
Her 20 attempts from beyond the arc are the most by any Aggie in a single game. That record was also held by Sanchez with 17 attempts against Louisiana-Lafayette.
Along with stamping her name in the NM State and WAC record books, Scott is now tied with eight others in the NCAA record book for the third most three’s scored in a single game. The record is 12 and was hit twice; most recently by Brittany Rayburn of Purdue in Jan. 2012.
NM State continues at the Pan American Center to host Kansas City at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 18. The NM State Alumni will be honored at halftime and will play an Alumni Game at 10 a.m. on Saturday in the Pan Am, which is free and open to the public.