It is no longer surprising to see Kayla Padilla doing Kayla Padilla things, but her performance at the Loyola Marymount Thanksgiving Classic came in record-breaking fashion.
The Penn women's basketball junior captain punctuated the Quakers' final game against the University of Memphis in front of friends and family. A Southern California native, Padilla nearly carried Penn to a win with 36 points — a career-high and good for 10th all-time in program history — and nine three-pointers, shattering the previous program record of seven that has stood since 1997.
On top of her point production, Padilla also notched five assists, four rebounds, and a steal.
“The one that was special [on Saturday] was Kayla," coach Mike McLaughlin said.
Padilla is currently averaging 22.5 points per game in her second year of collegiate athletics, which would lead the entire Ivy League by over four points per game if she had played enough games to qualify.
The women's basketball team host La Salle on Nov. 30 in its next Big 5 matchup, and then will take on Bucknell on Dec. 3.