Ritter breaks own 3-point record at UC Irvine

Already closing in on her school’s career record for 3-pointers made, Andee Ritter must have decided she didn’t want to wait any longer to etch her name a little more in the UC Irvine women’s basketball record books.

Continuing her stellar senior season, Ritter knocked down a single-game school record eight 3-pointers Saturday to score a season-high 24 points and help the Anteaters overwhelm Cal Poly, 73-57.

“Great shooters never stop shooting; Andee is a great shooter and it’s no surprise to see her continue to break records,” UC Irvine head coach Tamara Inoue said. “I couldn’t be more proud of her effort and the team’s commitment to continue to cheer for each other.”

Of her 3-pointers, six came in the second half as the former South Medford High standout caught fire and simply could not be stopped. She also finished with five steals and four assists in the complete-game effort for UC Irvine (13-4), which tied a single-game school record with 15 3-pointers made overall.

Ritter already owns the single-season school record for 3-pointers, making 87 in her sophomore campaign. The 6-foot shooting guard previously tied the single-game record with seven 3-pointers at UC Riverside that same season, joining Katie Curtis (2004) and Kathy Lizarraga (1989) for top team honors.

With Saturday’s effort, Ritter has 189 career 3-pointers and now needs just 10 3s to break the all-time school record set by Lizarraga of 198 (1988-92).

As a team captain, Ritter entered Saturday’s game averaging 11.5 points, 4.4 rebounds and 2.5 steals per game for the Big West Conference school.

Ritter graduated from South Medford in 2015.

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