For more than three years, Allie Norton has been draining 3-pointers with devastating efficiency for BR-90 Truman and on Saturday she became the team’s all-time leading sniper from long range.
In a 63-52 win over BR-104 Indianapolis, Norton went 5 of 6 from beyond the arc to reach a record of 271 threes, which breaks the old mark of 269 held by Wendi Sobaski. The mark also lands her in the No. 2 slot among all active Division II players.
The Bulldog has hit five 3-pointers in three separate games this season and drained a season-high six threes in a 70-51 victory over BR- 234 Missouri S&T.
Norton doesn’t just chuck the ball up and send a prayer with it, either. She is connecting at a deadly .42% clip.
The senior has been making it rain since she was a freshman, when she delivered 59 treys. Norton went on to hit 71 threes in both her sophomore and junior seasons — a mark that she will easily eclipse this year as she already has 70 with three games left to play.
Norton developed her stroke well before landing on Truman’s campus. She shot 47 percent from 3-point land during her high school career while averaging 13 points per game.
This year she is averaging 15.7 points per game and will look to lead Truman (14-9, 8-7 Great Lakes Valley Conference) into the postseason. The team clinched a berth in the GLVC tourney with the win over Indianapolis.
Norton will undoubtedly pose a threat to any team looking to defend the paint. Opposing coaches will be sure to tell their players to get a hand in her face every time she gets a touch.