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AHSAA Spotlight


Trinity Presbyterian sophomore Emma Kate Smith made 14  3-point goals in the Wildcats’ 79-24 victory over B.T. Washington Magnate on Saturday, January 2, to set a single-game AHSAA girls’ basketball record.

The 5-foot-8 guard was 14-of-27 from the 3-point arc with three in the first quarter, five in the second quarter, four in the third period and two in the final quarter to finish with 44 points as Trinity, coached by Blake Smith, improved  to 9-1 on the season. She added one 2-point goal in the second quarter to give her 17 points in that period and 26 at the half. Mary Alice Sasser also had one trey and finished with 11 points as the Wildcats totaled 15 3-point goals in the game.

Smith’s 14 treys broke the AHSAA record of 13 which was shared by five players. Camryn Crider had 13 in a 2019 Class 2A 74-58 Cold Spring win over Cleveland. Erica Smith of Belgreen had 13 in a 58-55 loss to Carbon Hill in 2012; Jordan Dollar of Russellville had 13 in a 2007 game versus Colbert County; Heather Morris of Vestavia Hills had 13 in a 1996 win over Montevallo; and Heather Mayes of Fyffe first had 13 in a game in the Lady Red Devils’ victory over Pisgah in 1995.