Tyrone Sharpshooters Shatter Three Point Records


In a span of less than 10 days, both of Tyrone’s varsity boys and girls single-game three-point records fell.  For the boys, senior  Dylan Thomas drained 12 threes, while junior Sydney Shaw hit 13 in one night for the girls.

On January 10th, the Boy’s Varsity Basketball team traveled to Bellefonte to face off against the Red Raiders in a Wednesday night, Mountain League match-up.

The Golden Eagles ended up winning the game by 23 in a very one-sided contest. Senior guard Dylan Thomas had a career-high 40 points. The biggest statistic from the game wasn’t the fact that he scored 40 points, however. The statistic that made this performance so special is the fact that 36 of Thomas’ 40 points came in the form of 12 three-pointers.

“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.

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.

Breaking the record wasn’t something I had ever even thought about, but it is a huge accomplishment and honor to sit at the top of the list

— Sydney Shaw

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.

As for Shaw, she broke Thomas’ record on January 19th when the Lady Eagles were matched up against the Mounties of Philipsburg-Osceola.

While the Lady Eagles defeated the Mounties 89-62, 39 of Shaw’s 41 points came from beyond the arc. The three point record wasn’t the only record that Shaw surpassed that night, as her 41 points broke the single game scoring record for the girls.

“Breaking the record wasn’t something I had ever even thought about, but it is a huge accomplishment and honor to sit at the top of the list,” said Shaw. “Honestly, I wasn’t sure what the girls’ record was but I was keeping track in my head how many threes I had, so I knew that I had broke Dylan’s record.”

This season has been one for the history books for the Golden Eagles and the Lady Eagles after these records have been broken and their journey to the District VI playoffs begins.