By Brad Blume, Sports Information Director
PHOENIX, Ariz. --- Three new records were set and another tied during the South Dakota School of Mines women's basketball game Saturday afternoon against the Arizona Christian University Firestorm in Phoenix, Ariz. The Lady Hardrockers hung a 25-point loss on ACU, defeating the hosts, 105-70.
Hillary Hawkins, who broke the all-time three-point goals record earlier this season added to her total Saturday, cashing in for 10 from downtown during the game, which set a new record for three-pointers in a game . She also set a new record for three-point goals attempted in a game. The senior from Elizabeth, Colo., attempted 20. The old records were both held by Ann Konechne, having six made in a game (tied with Jennie Malone) and 11 attempted.
The Hardrockers also set a new team record, attempting 32 three-point goals in a game. They beat the old mark of 31, set back during the 2010-11 season and also tied the record for most three-pointers in a game at 16 (2010-11).
In Saturday's game, SD Mines gained control early establishing a 15-point advantage at halftime, 50-35, and then outscored the home team, 55-35 in the second half. The Hardrockers shot 47 percent from the field making good on 37-78 shots while the Firestorm were 20-58 for 35 percent.
As a team, the Hardrockers recorded 51 rebounds, 30 assists, 15 steals and four blocks.
Individually, Hawkins led all scorers with an impressive 34 points, 30 of which were from behind the arch and added eight rebounds and four steals. Freshman Olivia Antilla was also productive with 22 points, six rebounds and seven assists. Freshman Devyn Asche contribute with 15 markers, three steals and two assists.
The win elevates the Hardrockers to 9-3 on the season and eight victories in their last nine games played. SD Mines will take a break for the holidays and pick things back up at the end of December.