McKenzie Lathrom scored 45 points to lead the Mark Twain girls basketball team to a 73-33 win over Wright City on Tuesday.

McKenzie Lathrom left no doubt whatsoever as to who the best player on the court was Tuesday night.

The Mark Twain senior scored a school-record 45 points to lead the Mark Twain girls basketball team to a 73-33 win over Wright City in an Eastern Missouri Conference home game.

Lathrom netted 33 points in the first half to help the Lady Tigers take a 51-17 lead into the intermission. She added 12 more in the third quarter and didn't play in the fourth.

The standout connected for six 3-pointers and made 13 of 14 free-throw attempts. She shined brightest in the second quarter, when she tallied 19 points — nine more than the Lady Wildcats had as a team in the period.

“The thing that made me happiest with her scoring was not only her jumpers like normal, but she was attacking the basket,” Mark Twain coach Alex Brandenburg said. “She was creating a lot and was in attack mode all night. When she gets that mindset, she's hard to stop because she can go by about anybody.”

Emma Ross provided nine points in the Lady Tigers win, followed by Mackenzie Ogle with seven.

Paige Eddington finished with four points and six rebounds, while Amber Ferry pulled down a team-high eight rebounds and Alyssa Ferry dished out a team-high four assists. 

“I was really proud of everybody tonight,” Brandenburg said. “Eight of our 10 girls scored tonight and everybody gave us big minutes. A lot of girls played well and we were able to get a big conference win.”

Mark Twain (8-11) plays at Van-Far on Friday night.

“We expect a tough game,” Brandenburg said. “Van-Far always finds a way to play some of their best basketball against us. It's a rivalry game for us. They're always excited to play us, and we're excited to play them, so I expect a tough contest on Friday night, and hopefully we can get another conference win and move on.”