After 0-8 start, Effenberger makes final 3 to extend streak

January 23, 2016

Laci Effenberger basketball

Laci Effenberger

Cold spells come and go, but a shooter’s confidence must remain steady.

So when Laci Effenberger of Ketchikan missed her first eight 3-pointers, the Cal State East Bay guard could only believe she would make the next one.

And she did.

The 5-foot-7 senior drilled a key 3 late in the third quarter that sparked East Bay to a 60-56 road win at Sonoma State in California.

Effenberger finished 1-for-10 from the field, but that one bucket was big.

It extended her 3-point shooting streak to 34 games.

Remember, this is 23-year-old basketball player that has overcome seven knee surgeries to stay on the court. Now she’s virtually made a 3 in every game of her two-year career at East Bay [34 of 36].

Effenberger, of Ketchikan High fame, is averaging 11.5 points in 19 games.