Walters sets record in win over Seattle

Joe Macias

Sports Editor

 

At times, a shooter just needs one game to rebuild their confidence.

CSUB freshman guard Addi Walter sets up for a shot against Seattle University on Saturday, Jan. 16 in the Icardo Center. Walter finished with a career-high 33 points and a school record of nine three-pointers. Photo by AJ Alvarado/The Runner
CSUB freshman guard Addi Walter sets up for a shot against Seattle University on Saturday, Jan. 16 in the Icardo Center. Walter finished with a career-high 33 points and a school record of nine three-pointers.
Photo by AJ Alvarado/The Runner

For CSU Bakersfield freshman guard Addi Walters, that game was on Saturday against Seattle University. Walters dropped 33 points and made a school record nine three-pointers to lead the Roadrunners to a 76-68 win over the Redhawks in the Icardo Center on Jan. 16.

The previous record was eight set by Amber Williams in 2010 and tied by Madison McKenney in 2011.

“I feel like I just needed this like personally and I needed this for the team too,” said Walters. “It’s just like an overall victory in all ways.”

Walters shot on 11 of 18 shooting from the floor and had 16 points by the first half, which would have been enough for a new career-high but added another 17 points in the second half.

The Roadrunners (5-13, 2-1 Western Athletic Conference) were holding on by a string the entire game with their biggest lead being 11 in the third quarter with 3:52 left, but Seattle (8-10, 2-1 WAC) would close the margin each time it looked like CSUB was pulling away.

The ’Runners held Seattle’s senior center Taelor Ross to only one point. Ross is the Redhawks leading scorer averaging 13.4 points per game.

CSUB senior guard Alyssa Shannon had a solid performance earning her first double-double of the year with 12 points and 10 assists, six of those assists going to Walters.

“Anytime anyone is hot we want to keep giving them the ball, keep feeding them because it’s only going to benefit all of us,” said Shannon.

CSUB’s other leader, senior forward Batabe Zempare, who came off the bench for the first time this year, also had a double-double scoring 10 points and grabbing 10 rebounds, five of those being offensive rebounds.

“Overall, really good job,” said CSUB head coach Greg McCall. “Some great individual work by a lot of players.”

CSUB’s next conference game will be at University of Texas Rio Grande Valley on Jan. 21 at 5 p.m.