It's May's Day

02/17/2011 11:53

Sophomore guard Brittany May sets two school records

Alan K. Fox

Issue date: 2/17/11 Section: Sports
 
Sophomore guard Brittany  May sets two school recordsPeople say records are meant to be broken. Last weekend during back-to-back performances against Portland and Mt. Hood, sophomore guard Brittany May proved that old maxim true.

Twice.

"It's a great feeling knowing I set a goal and broke it, but setting a new record doesn't mean much to me compared to winning a championship," May said.

May set the single-season record for three-pointers Feb. 11 when the Lady Titans played the Panthers in Portland. By the end of that game, she had 72. She shot 5-for-9 from behind the arch during the game and finished with 15 points total.

The following night, May scored her 128th career three-pointer, beating a record previously held by Titan alum Lindsay Admire, who played for LCC from 2001 to 2003. May has been with the team since 2009.

"She's a very good shooter," head coach Greg Sheley said. "She is shooting a real high percentage this year. Shooting over 40 percent is very impressive."

May was quick to give the credit to her teammates and coach for her success.

"I was able to break the three-point record because of how many great players there are on this team, and they draw defense away from me so I can get open," May said.  "Sheley always says teams have to pick whether they want to take away our inside game or the outside, and I think this year its more true then ever."

The single-season record for three-pointers was previously held by Sarah Brolsma-Whitfield. The former Titan had 69 successful shots during the 2009-10 season.

"That's awesome, congrats to her. She has come a long way and she deserves it," Brolsma-Whitfield said when she found out that her record had been broken. "Brittany is a great girl and when she gets hot she will make them all."

"To have the single-season mark and now the career mark is something I'm sure she is really proud of," Sheley said.

May admitted that breaking the records were nice, but there is are much bigger goals to reach other then individual accomplishments.

"Breaking both records was a confidence booster for me but what I want is to win league and then a title," May said.

May still has four regular season games to add to both records as the Lady Titans continue a push to the Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges' playoffs.