Thomas Sets New School Record for Threes in a Game


Zack Webster

Dylan Thomas

The Golden Eagles traveled to Bellefonte to face off against the Bellefonte Red Raiders in a Mountain League match-up. The Eagles won by 23 in a one-sided contest where senior guard Dylan Thomas had a career-high 40 points.

However, the most significant statistic from the game wasn’t that Thomas scored 40 points. What made Thomas’ performance extra-special is the fact that 36 of his 40 points came from beyond the three-point line.   Thomas had 12 three-pointers, a new TAHS school record.

“I was just thinking to myself before the game that I had to come out and be aggressive,” said Thomas, “I still had the memory of that loss at home that we had suffered to them late last season. I just wanted to make sure that didn’t happen again.”

It certainly showed that Thomas and the rest of the Golden Eagles hadn’t forgotten last season’s loss to the Red Raiders as they came out looking for vengeance.

“The game plan was simple; find Dylan,” said senior forward Noel Politza.

Parker Mitchell chimed in on Dylan’s performance, as well. “They weren’t playing aggressive defense on him, so we were able to just keep finding him for the open shots, and he was capitalizing.”

When it was all said and done, Thomas finished 12 of 17 from the beyond the arc, a total of 14 of 20 from the field.

“It was a nice accomplishment breaking the record, but the team and I achieved the real goal when we pick up that dub,” said Thomas.

Thomas’ TAHS three-point record was broken just nine days later by the Lady Eagles’ Sydney Shaw when she had 13 three-pointers against Philipsburg-Osceola. However, Thomas still holds the boy’s record for most three-pointers in a game.