Junior guard Beckey Hebert set the Fredonia State single-game scoring record with 36 points in a 91-60 women's basketball victory Tuesday over D'Youville at Steele Hall.
"We didn't even know it was going on until after the game," Fredonia State coach Donna Wise said. "My team was doing a really good job sharing the basketball. Throughout the course of the game, she was hitting shots like she usually does and scoring in a variety of ways. It was almost a quiet 36 points."
Grace Moore (Fredonia) added 16 points and Jillian Brunswick had 11 for the Blue Devils, who improved to 3-1 with the non-conference win. D'Youville dropped to 1-2.
"She had a very nice night," Wise said of Moore. "I think she really needed this.
"Jillian has shown she can it the 3-ball which is great for us," Wise continued of Brunswick. "We need that. It's nice that she has stepped up and can hit the outside shot."
Hebert was 14 of 19 from the field, including 3 of 6 from beyond the arc. She came into the game averaging 18 points per game.
Prior to Tuesday, Sarah Adkins and Amanda Neamon shared the single-game record based on record dating back to the 1986-87 season. Adkins scored 32 points vs. Medaille on Jan. 24, 1998. Neamon matched the figure vs. Cortland on Feb. 19, 2005.
Up by only seven at the half, 41-34, the Devils caught fire in the second half, outscoring the Spartans, 52-26. Included was a string of six straight points by Hebert. She had a layup with about five minutes to tie Adkins and Neamon, then hit a jumper on the next Fredonia State possession to set the new record. Her final basket with just over two minutes left accounted for her 35th and 36th points.
The Spartans had three in double digits with Danette Laguerre leading the way with 15. Shannon Dougherty added 11 and Alexis Smith had 10.
Jaimie Warren had nine rebounds, nine points, and eight assists for the Blue Devils, who are back in action Saturday at Penn State Behrend.
The Fredonia State men's basketball team won for the first time in 2012-13 with a 91-69 home win Tuesday over D'Youville.
Four players scored in double digits as the Blue Devils moved to 1-2 on the year.
Dalton Kashmer (South Dayton) and Tyrone Clark scored 16 apiece, Amir Billups added 15 and Robert Lyles had 10 points off the bench. Joe Monahan had nine points, seven assists and three steals. Elliot Rogers had 12 rebounds. Clark was credited with nine rebounds.
Marcus Clark paced D'Youville with 13 points and Erik Prophet and Jon Gemerek had 12 points each.
Fredonia State put together a strong first half and led 50-25 at the break. The fast-paced game saw a bevy of shot attempts and the Blue Devils reach a season-high 53 rebounds, compared to the Spartans' 50. A total of 56 fouls were called.
D'Youville fell to 0-3. It was the first time this season they allowed fewer than 100 points in a game.
Fredonia State takes on Elmira next Tuesday at Steele Hall at 7 p.m.