Shooting star: MUN Sea-Hawk sets single-game scoring record

Haille Nickerson of the Memorial University Sea-Hawks has had a game she will never forget. 

The fifth-year guard scored 42 points against the Cape Breton Capers on Sunday, breaking single-game MUN scoring record that had lasted 16 years. 

"It's such an honour to have broken this record," Nickerson said.

"This place has done a lot for me. It was the best decision I ever made coming here, and it's nice to know that this happened."

Newfoundland and Labrador basketball star Jenine Brown scored 38 points twice, the last time coming in 2003. 

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MUN coach Mark English went to high school with Brown at Fatima Academy, and he let his team know just what fine company Nickerson's performance put her in.

"[Brown is] a legend here and Jenine's resumé speaks for itself: four-time most valuable player, defensive player of the year, scoring champion — the list goes on."

Nickerson herself spoke modestly about the accomplishment, praising her teammates for helping her make it happen. 

The Ontario basketball player is having a career year and sits second among scorers in the Atlantic University Sports association this year. 

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Her family back home watched the game online. 

"They are my biggest supporters. They are always watching," she said. "They were really excited for me. I wish they could have been there."

Nickerson and the Memorial Sea-Hawks plays Acadia this coming weekend.

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