Plymouth Meeting’s Hannah Fox broke the Amherst College (’20) women’s basketball single-game scoring record with 43 points as the Mammoths defeated Westfield State 104-79 in the D3Hoops.com Invitational at South Point on Friday, December 28th.
Fox was 19-25 from the floor (76%), also breaking the program record for made field goals, and accomplished the scoring feat with only one three-pointer and four foul shots. She also led all players with 12 rebounds as #4 Amherst (7-1) scored 100+ points for the first time 2011, also at the D3Hoops Classic in Vegas.
On 7-9 from the floor, Fox scored 16 points in the opening ten minutes of play, which finished with the Mammoths ahead 30-20. She added ten more points in the second quarter and then twelve more in the third, breaking the previous record of 37 before the final period even began.
The All-America guard has scored in double-digits in each game this season and boosted her season average to 21.9 points per game. She is shooting 54.8% from the field and 42.1% from three-point range for the season.
The previous program record for points in a game was set by Kathryn Hersey ’99. On January 30, 1999, Hersey scored 37 points against Williams. The field goal record dates back even further to 1987 when Liz Garner ’89 made 14 field goals in a game versus Tufts.
It has been seven years, almost to the day, since Amherst women’s basketball scored more than 100 points in a game. On December 29, 2011, Amherst defeated WPI 109-39 in Las Vegas.
The program record for team points in a game is 117, which has happened twice, in 2008 and in 1996.
Fox, who is a Penn Charter graduate, has won two Division III National Championships while at Amherst.