It was all Lindsay Panchan at the Campus Recreation and Wellness Centre on November 20.
The second-year Sport Business Management student led the Durham College (DC) women’s basketball team with 41 points in their 66-64 victory over the Algonquin Thunder, in the process breaking DC’s record for most points in a single game.
The previous record of 38 points was set by Jenn Hevey on October 16, 1998 against Georgian College when the Lords defeated the Grizzlies 75-26.
“I’m extremely happy to find out I broke the record here at Durham College, but we aren’t even halfway through the season,” said Panchan. “I’ll take a little bit of time tomorrow to enjoy it, but Monday we’re back in the gym preparing for our next game and that’s where our focus is right now.”
The loss was Algonquin’s first of the season and only their fourth in the last seven years against DC, having won their last 17 head-to-head match-ups, dating back to January 12, 2007.
Panchan and Brittany Walters were the Lords lone scorers after the opening quarter as Algonquin was ahead 16-10. In the third, Panchan had 11 of DC’s 21 points as they took a 48-46 lead into the final 10 minutes.
Algonquin had a shot for the win in the dying seconds, but DC held on for the victory after Walters gave the Lords the lead in the final minute, making a pair of free throws to put them ahead for good.
Panchan also added 11 rebounds for the double-double, while Walters finished the game with 10 points.