She had come close a couple of times, but finally, in the last week of the regular season in a win over Shelton, senior W.F. West point guard Kyla McCallum did it.
In the Bearcats’ 68-12 win, McCallum dished out 16 assists, breaking a single-game record that had stood for 33 years by Brandie Britton against Timberline in 1989.
Coach Kyle Karnofski said McCallum assisted on W.F. West’s first 11 points, and had eight assists in the first quarter alone. The senior also did all her work in the first three frames, sitting out in the entire fourth quarter with a large lead.
“Our goal was to share the ball and we had a lot of girls finish for her tonight,” Karnofski said. “It was cool to see, it’s something she’s really wanted.”
Profiting off of McCallum’s dimes were her teammates, led by Drea Brumfield’s 17 points, but followed by Julia Dalan’s 14 and Olivia Remund’s 7 points.
Karnofski was proud of how well the entire team played.
“Remund set the tone early,” he said. “But as a group we shared the ball well and everyone contributed, which you love to see.”
The Bearcats will take on Centralia in a Swamp Cup rematch on Tuesday before senior night and their regular season closer against Rochester on Thursday.