ATLANTA, Ga. — The No. 10-nationally ranked Illinois Wesleyan women’s basketball team sank a school record 19 3-pointers en route to a 101-64 victory over Emory Friday. The Titans had tied the previous record of 14 twice this season.
Mallory Heydorn led the way with a career-high 32 points with help from a school-record tying eight 3-pointers. She tied Traci Butler’s 1994 mark. Sarah Bull added 25 points and Claire Sheehan 15 as IWU improved to 10-0.
“I know when people look at the score of this game, they will think it was all about offense,” said IWU coach Mia Smith. “This game was all about effort. We outworked them in every facet of the game for 40 minutes. It was the hardest played game I ever saw a Wesleyan team play.”
Heydorn finished 12 of 19 from the field including 8 of 14 from 3-point range. Her 10 steals were among Emory’s 20 turnovers. Bull was 7 of 15 from the field and 5 of 11 from 3-point range.
“Sarah Bull was phenomenal the first half,” Smith said. “Mallory had an incredible second half. Every single player tonight played well. It was so fun to watch. We had a few fans there. They were on their feet the entire second half.”
Colleen Caplice, who had 11 rebounds and nine points for IWU, held Emory’s leading scorer, Lora Turner, to 18 points.
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“I can’t find anything negative to say about the game at all,” Smith said. “I think we scored 48 points off of their turnovers. We created those. It was like we were everywhere.”
IWU remains here today to face Oglethorpe at 5 p.m. (Central).