Alamosa girls basketball's Emily Lavier sets state record with 12 3-pointers

(Photo courtesy of Erik Melgoza/Alamosa Athletics)

Records are meant to be broken. Sometimes it takes a while for those records to fall and sometimes in can happen in the blink of an eye.

In the case of the girls basketball state record for 3-pointers in a game, it was the later. The record had been set at 11 on Friday as Carly Dilworth of Denver South put her name in the books. That record held up for about a day as Alamosa's Emily Lavier had herself a Saturday.

She connected on 12 triples to set the record in the Class 3A No. 4 Mean Moose beat Monte Vista 61-13.

Overall, Lavier went 12-for-19 from long range, one of the best overall shooting performances of the season. She finished the game with 38 points, a career high.

Just a junior for the Mean Moose, Lavier was averaging 15 points per game through the first eight games of the year for Alamosa.

A track athlete in the spring, Lavier was also part of Alamosa's 4x400 relay team that claimed gold at the state track and field championships last spring.