Chargerettes sharpshooter lighting it up from deep
The Chargerettes produced its most impressive shooting effort of the season in their 69-64 win over Riverside.
Carbondale Area sharp-shooters (10-6) buried 12 threes to offset a 33 point effort by Riverside's D-I recruit, Lizzie Spindler.
Senior Mikenna Walsh ignited the Chargerettes' torrid shooting night by burying a half dozen treys.
The six treys in one game was one of the most productive individual trey scoring efforts in a single game in Chargerettes' history, while the team's 12 threes were among the all-time best.
For Walsh, the six treys not only pushed her game total points efforts to a career-high 28 points but gave her a new conversation piece in the Walsh household.
Seven years ago in January, her sister Colleen Walsh netted six treys in a victory en route to 46 treys her senior year.
Now, the Walsh sisters are believed to be the school's first sister act to nail six treys in a game each.
Mikenna Walsh returned to the court last season after spending time away from the game for two seasons.
A year ago, in her return, Walsh played a key role in the team's 14-10 record en route to averaging 10.2 points per game and burying 44 threes.
A year ago, 54 percent of her points came via threes.
In her career, Walsh has netted double digits in 23 of 40 career games.
This season, Walsh has netted 33 threes en route to 12.1 points per game. This season, 51 percent of her point production comes from beyond the arc.
With 77 treys in her career, Walsh has moved among the top trey scorers in Chargerettes' history and will climb the ranks the rest of the season.
"She's probably the best shooter we have," said head coach Will Reckless. "You can't play zone, she is one of the best shooters in our division. When she is in rhythm she is hard to stop."