Effenberger drains 7 3-pointers – one for every knee surgery

November 30, 2015

Laci_Cal State East Bay senior guard Laci Effenberger of Ketchikan tied a school record in a 73-69 OT win over the Academy of Art in Hayward, California.

She made seven 3-pointers – one for every knee surgery she has had in her basketball career.

Effenberger, 23, finished with a career-high 23 points.

“This weekend was a must win. My team was great; everyone played their role,” she told me. “For some reason that day I caught the ball looking to pull the trigger. It just felt natural.

“It wasn’t the game plan but I felt good out there.”

Effenberger, of Ketchikan High fame, is now averaging a career-best 14.7 points in six games this season. She is shooting 41 percent on 3s [25-for-61].

She broke a 67-67 tie with 1:16 in overtime with her final 3-pointer and added a pair of free throws to secure the win.

The 5-foot-7 guard has had her knees operated on seven times since 2009.

“I’m just thankful I get to play,” she said. “I have so much fun out there with my team. I feel like I have something to prove to myself.”