Carson becomes 16th Alaska woman to net 25 points in D1 game

February 27, 2021

Kendyl Carson

Juneau’s Kendyl Carson is no longer playing like a freshman for Pepperdine University.

She has scored as many points in her last four games as she did in her first 18 and has emerged as one of her team’s top 3-point threats.

The evolution of her game was on full display against Portland, with Carson draining 5-of-7 3-pointers and scoring a career-high 25 points in a 101-94 overtime loss in the West Coast Conference.

Carson became the 16th Alaska woman to hit the 25-point benchmark in a D1 game.

She went nuts in the third quarter, pumping in 11 of her team’s 26 points. Her previous career high of 18 points was set just a week ago.

Carson’s long-range game has catapulted the 6-foot guard into a starring role for the Waves.

Over the last four games she is shooting a scintillating 64 percent from 3-point land on 9-of-14 attempts and has averaged 16 points per game.

Compare that to her first 18 games when she made 7-of-28 3-pointers and averaged 3.6 points per game.

It took her a minute but Carson has adjusted nicely to the D1 level.

Carson, of Juneau-Douglas High fame, now leads Pepperdine in 3-point shooting percentage at .381 on the season and ranks second with 16 3-point buckets in 22 games.

She also ranks second on her team with 40 assists after dishing off four more against Portland.