Dan Davis  (2004-2005)
Fort Cherry H. S.
(District 7)
(Photo credit: Robert J. Pavuchak, Post-Gazette)
 had 13 three-pointers in a 61-60 win over South Fayette

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Who holds the three point field goal records??

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The 3 point shot was first allowed in college for the 1979-1980 season and in the pros in 1980.  Remember, the 3-point shot was implemented in Pennsylvania for the 1987 season!  It was also used in the March 1987 Mid State Roundball All Star Games
(Information credit: Don Jordan,
Memphis, TN)

Who holds the record at your school?

Pat Sharr

West Mont Christian
(District 1)

had a 47.8 %
 national record for three point shots.
Jordan Stasyszyn (2007)
Carlisle H. S.
(District 3)
He hit 10 three point shots
in one game at
the Blackhawk Classic


What is the 3 point shooting record for a grade school team?
2/17/13- Christ the Divine Teacher Catholic Acadmey,  Apsinawall PA. They are located on 208 Brillant Avenue, Aspinwall PA 15235. They have 105 3 pointers with 4 regular season games remaining and the playoffs ahead.  Stay tuned!


Career Season-one year One game

348, Bob Felty, Ti Valley (1990-1994)   
90-91     59
91-92     67
92-93     106
93-94     116     
(Credit: Mike Kogut/Wayne Klinger) 
(Felty accepted a Division 1 baseball scholarship to George
Washington University).

346, Micah Mason - Highlands - 2008-12 -  (WPIAL Record) 
(Credit: Fayette County Guru )



345,  A.J. Nastasi, Northern Bedford (1994-98)


338, Jeff Dailey (2004),  Notre Dame Green Pond  (see special Dailey note HERE)  -(submitted by Mark J. Wojciechowski, DeSales University)


334, T.J. McConnell - Chartiers Valley - 2006-10 -  (old WPIAL Record).   (Credit: Fayette County Guru )

334, Pat Mansell, (2002-2006 ) Cheltenham  then Rider University,
Freshman (2002-03): 54/149 (36.2%)
Sophomore (03-04): 76/208 (36.5%)
Junior (04-05): 84/234 (35.9%)
Senior (05-06): 120/338 (35.5%)

332, Erika Barron
(’03-’07) Tamaqua (Credit: Mike Hromyak, Tamaqua Athletic Director)

Stephanie Merlo, Pius X in Bangor Pa for 2 years then to Pocono Mt. East (2003)

314, -
Andy "Moose" Simpson 
Juniata Valley High School, Alexandria PA (1996-98). Played D2 Davis and Elkins College, WV.

308, Charlie Copp, Tulpehocken had 308 in his career, 1997-2000   (Credit: Mike Drago, Reading Eagle)

302,  Mike Colbert (Chartiers Valley)  WPIAL Record 

283, Marsell Holden (Farrell) 2009-
(Credits:Jim Raykie, Sharon Herald)

280, Jordan Miller,  (Central Cambria), 2009

262, Pat Sharr , (West Mont Christian Academy), (2008)

National Record:  516,  Randall Carlisle (Lipan, TX)  2000-2005.

1-13-10, the girls high school basketball national record was broken. The record in a high school girl's career was 471. Ashley Wertzberger, a Senior at Gila Bend High School in Gila Bend Arizona broke her own state record and went on to break the national record. She now leads with 473 and has many games left to play!!!!   jebusrubal@yahoo.com

151 -District 6:  Ryan Galiczynski,  Northern Cambria, 2002 

134-Andy "Moose" Simpson 
Juniata Valley High School, Alexandria PA (1998). 1st Team Small School All-State '98 
A.J. Nastasi, Northern Bedford (1997-98)

127-Marsell Holden (2009) Farrell 1,514 points  breaking the previous mark of 1,471 set by Julius McCoy in 1952.  Marsell played his sophomore year at Kennedy Catholic, where he scored 399 points. That gives him a 4-year total in Mercer County of 1,913 points. (Credits:Jim Raykie, Sharon Herald)

126 -District 11:Jeff Dailey, Notre Dame Green Pond, 2004  (see special Dailey note HERE)

120 -District 1: Pat Mansell, Cheltenham, 2006

120-Jordan Miller Central Cambria concluded his career with 2,105 points. 2009

, Erika Barron (’03-’07) Tamaqua (Credit: Mike Hromyak, Tamaqua Athletic Director)
1st Team All State 2006    2nd Team All State 2007

103, Charlie Copp, Tulpehocken (2000)
(Kevin Quimby, Head Boys Basketball Coach, Tulpehocken HS)

101,  Rachel Plotke (2014) Hamden Hall Country Day School  (Connecticut), 2011-2012.  (New Haven Register)

Thomas Quinlan (2013) holds the 3 point record at Christ the Divine Teacher Catholic Academy (Pittsburgh, PA) –hitting 101 three pointers for the 2012-2013 basketball season. ( TQuinlan@alleghenycourts.us )


-100-Joe Nastasi, Northern Bedford (1993-94)

--Stephanie Merlo (Pius X),  98 as a freshman 99-00
--Pat Sharr, (West Mont), 97  his senior year 07-08
--Mike Murphy, (Marin Catholic)   97-1998-99
--Eddie McLaughlin, (Marin Catholic) 96-00-01
--Nathan Lucosh (Albert Gallatin High School) hit 95 - 3 pointers during the 1999-2000 season. This is a school record and Fayette County record 
--Mark Rowland, (General McLane). 94--1988-89


--Edward Opella (Mahanoy Area) hit 87 three pointers in 92-93.
(Photo left)


-A.J. Nastasi, (Northern Bedford) 86 (1996-97)
--Katy Oblinger, (Altoona), 85 -2007
--Travis Hunsicker, (Lehighton),  84 -1996-97
--Don Hoffman, (Weatherly),  83  -2004-05
--Brian Balliet, (Jim Thorpe),  82   -1994-95
--Eddie McLaughlin, (Marian Catholic),81-01-02
--Ryan Nenstiel, (Weatherly),   81  - 2001-02

(2013) Angelica Bertola, Notre Dame of East Stroudsburg set a new school record of 47 3 point shots in her junior year, breaking her own record set as a sophomore of 42.  She now has 89 going into her senior year.


National Record:  215 Corrie Johnson (Hardin County, TN)  1992-93

14- Chandler Enos, Turkeyfoot Valley had a monster night, especially from beyond the 3-point arc, in a 79-22 win over Salisbury  Monday (Feb. 6, 2017) in boys varsity basketball.  Enos finished with a whopping 49 points, including 14 3-point field goals, a new school and state record for most 3's in one game. (Credit: Jeff Maurer, Somerset Daily American Sports Editor)

13-George Baker, Philadelphia Edison (Ted Silary, Daily News, 2008)
Keith Blassingale, New Foundations Charter School scored 60 points against NJ Christian Academy, along with 10 assists, and  13 3 pointers  (1/14/15)
13- Ben Chilson, Tunkhannock (2023) scored 50 and had 13 treys in the (2/8/21) 88 to 70 win over Athens (Credit: Fred  Reb and the Citizens Voice)
13-Dan Davis, Fort Cherry  had 13 three-pointers in a 61-60 win over South Fayette.  (2004-2005)
13-Elwood Kimmel, Tri Valley had 13 three pointers in a   102-69 win over   Lehigh Valley Christian   (2/12/91) (Credit: Mike Kogut/Wayne Klinger) 
13-Christopher  Zilla,  Ford City  on February 2, 1995  when Ford City played Wilkensburg  in Wilkensburg.  He had a game high 41 points that is the record in Ford City. (Credit: Chris Chimka)
12-Matt Welliver, Anacortes (WA) hit 12 - 3 pointers during a Northwest Conference game vs  Ferndale, WA an 82 - 70
victory.  Welliver broke the school record of  9 - 3 pointers which had been held by his coach Brett Sneff (1/4/11) (Bellingham Herald)
12-Brian Balliet, Jim Thorpe  Feb 2, 1995 vs. Williams Valley
12-Adam Donahue, Curwensville
in the Purchase Line Lions Christmas Tournament,  December 27, 2000 vs. Purchase Line. (Credit: Jim Fleming)
12-Kayla Hoouli St. Marys Area had 46 in a 58-48 win  over visiting Clearfield  (2009-2010)
12-Del Roy Moss, Monessen 2003-2004
Sadie Cresswell, Pottsville had 36 points, along with 11 three pointers in the 68-29 win. (12/31/15)  (Credit: Mike Wilson)
Brandon Duncan, Uniontown, on 3/703,   this  second team all-state player  hit 11 three pointers in a game against Belle Vernon
(Credit: Seth Dickerson)
11-Jeff Furmanchin, Weatherly  scored a school record 11 threes in an 85-53 win over MMI Prep on February 4,2006. He had 9 threes in the first half.
Kim Holton, Central Bucks East  in a District 1 Class AAAA first-round playoff basketball game against visiting Penn Wood  broke the record for three-point shots
11-Eric Johnson, Math/Civics/Science
(Ted Silary, Daily News, 2008)
11-Glenn Washington, Radnor in a first round state playoff loss to Susquehanna Twp. (2006)
11-Tommy Wesner, Trinity/Lycoming College, 2002.  He was inducted into the Lycoming College Hall of Fame in 2012. He hit a Lycoming College record 11 3's vs Lincoln University in 2002.
10-North Allegheny junior guard Joe Mancini made 10 3-pointers and finished with 32 points in an 85-63 victory against Wheeling Park, W.Va  (Pittsburgh Post Gazette, 12/28/12)
Charlie Copp,  scored 45 points including 10 3 pointers in a 77-75 win over Muhlenberg on January 24, 1998.  Credit: student scorekeeper for Muhlenberg that game)
10-Jon Shanty, Ford City  had 10 3"s and a total of 40 points December 9, 2011 against United High School. (Credit: Chris Chimka, CChimka@asd.k12.pa.us )
10-Seth Edwards, Highlands in a  PIAA playoff had a school-record 10 3-pointers and a game-high 30 points in the Golden Rams' 95-66 victory over Somerset in a Class AAA first-round game at Gateway. (3/7/09) (Credit: Seth Dickerson)
10-Fort Cherry senior Dan Davis led the Rangers to a 65-47 win against Charleroi
Bob Felty, Tri Valley
 in a   102-69 win over   Lehigh Valley Christian   (2/12/91)   (Credit: Mike Kogut/Wayne Klinger)  
-Mark Naimoli, Lancaster Catholic (05-06)
Jordan Stasyszyn, Carlisle,  Blackhawk Classic (06-07)
10-Frank Karl, Ambridge,  in win over Beaver  2/10/07
10-Collin Kelly, Loyalsock Township went 10-14 from three point range and ended with thirty points leading a win over Selinsgrove. (2008-2009)
10-Luis Martinez,
Philadelphia Edison (Ted Silary, Daily News, 2008)
10-Maureece Rice, Strawberry Mansion
(Ted Silary, Daily News, 2003)
Collin Kelly,  Loyalsock Township went 10-14 from three point range in  a win over Selinsgrove.  (2008-2009)
10-Joe Schwartz (2014),Vanguard College Prep School in Waco, Texas made 9 in a row in the first half  and hit the tenth one with about 5 minutes to go in the 3rd quarter. The Vanguard College Prep Vikings  defeated the visiting Reicher Catholic Cougars 83-34.  (12/14/12, Maxi Preps)

National Record:
32-Guy-Perkins, Arkansas School for  the Deaf, 11/2/99
(National Federation)
27-Jack Taylor, Grinnell College, 11/20/12
21-  Lincoln University (PA) embarrassed Ohio State-Marion 201-78, setting the Division III record for points and the NCAA all-division mark for margin of victory. Sami Wylie scored 69 points for the Lions, setting the all-division record with 21 3-pointers.  December 2006.

Three point trivia Season-team One game-team
Note: On Friday Jan22, 2010, in the fourth quarter Bruce Grover came off the bench for Perry High School and hit seven (that's correct, seven) straight 3 pointers to help his team come from behind and defeat Westinghouse in the Pittsburgh City League, 78-67. (Pittsburgh Post Gazette)

Note: In 2007, Steve Holeczy, (Cheswick Christian, (Pennsylvania) made 16 consecutive three point shots over a span of games before a miss.
(Credit: Pittsburgh Tribune Review, Jan 2007)

Note: January 22, 2008, Dre Smith set an NCAA record for three-pointers in a game without a miss, Smith was 10 of 10 from three-point range and had a career-high 34 points pushed George Mason University to a 96-75 win over James Madison in front of 6,659 fans at JMU Convocation Center. (The Mason Gazette), Credit: Aaron Funk

Note: Craig Jarvis - (Turkeyfoot Valley H. S.) (Somerset County PA) - 68 games with a 3 pointer made 1992 thru 1995.  (Uniontown Herald Standard). 

Note:  Pat Mansell (Cheltenham) hit a three-pointer in 69 consecutive games from February 7, 2004 to March 15, 2006.

Note: Pat Sharr, (West Mont Christian Academy) had 262 ----549 career 3 balls for a % of 47.8----national percentage record for a career..

Credit:  (Fayette County Guru fayettecountyhoops@hotmail.com)

Tri Valley boys, 219, 1993-94   (Credit: Mike Kogut/Wayne Klinger) 
  boys, 216 2004-2005
Tri Valley
boys, 212, 1992-93  (Credit: Mike Kogut/Wayne Klinger) 
Red Land girls, Red Land High School girls program, 2014 -15, scored 208 3 pointers during their season. (Credit: Stacy Devine)

Marian Catholic
boys,  193   --2000-01
girls, 187   --1991-92
Weatherly boys,      183   --2001-02
Marian Catholic boys,  180   --1998-99

The Upper St. Clair boys' basketball team made 19 3-pointers in a 92-89 victory against Eaglecrest, Colo., Saturday at a tournament in Orlando, Fla.  No one knows what the record is for most 3-pointers in a WPIAL game, but you would think Upper St. Clair's performance has to rank among the all-time best in the WPIAL. Upper St. Clair made 19 of 26 shots beyond the arc.  The state record for 3-pointers made in a game is 34, by Juniata Valley in 2002. That also is No. 2 on the national list. Juniata Valley once attempted 94 3-pointers in a game in 1997, which is a national record. 
(Post Gazette, Mike White)

The state record for 3-pointers made in a game is 34, by Juniata Valley in 2002. That also is No. 2 on the national list. (Post Gazette, Mike White)

The Juniata Valley  boys made 29 3 pointers against Claysburg in the 96-97 season.  The Juniata Valley record under Coach Mike Fields was a national record for most 3's by a team at that time.
(Credit: Billy Clapper)

Tri- Valley  had 27 vs. Lehigh Valley Christian on 2/12/91
(Credit: Mike Kogut/Wayne Klinger) 

The Upper St. Clair boys' basketball team made 19 3-pointers in a 92-89 victory against Eaglecrest, Colo.,  at a tournament in Orlando, Fla.

The Greencastle-Antrim, girls made 16  on 2/216 in a game with Northern York, a 71-30 win. (Credit: Ben Destefan, Sports Editor, The Record Herald)

The Altoona girls made 14 vs. Schenley  2-19-99, (Credit: Coach Craig Long)

NCAA Record, 11/20/12- Jack Taylor (Grinnell College, Iowa) hit 27 of 71 3-pointers (an NCAA record).  He finished with 138 points in the game. The team made 30 of 80 3 point shots.   (Globe Gazette, Mason City)

In a half:
Coby McClure
had 7 three pointers in the first half in 1997 against Blair in regionals while  playing for Cyril, Oklahoma
Percentage All-Time One Season:
Philip McGivney,  Penn Cambria, 1988-89
53 for 98,  54%
He later went to St. Vincent's.
Michael Smith, Galeton, 1989-1990
 hit 98 of 203 three-pointers (48.3%) his senior season in District 4  (he now works for the Baltimore Sun)

24-Taurean Moy, a senior at Booker T. Washington High School in Memphis, TN (Jan 8, 2001) scored  83 points,  connecting on 24 of 44 three-point field goals. Upon official verification, the 24 three-pointers made and 44 three-pointers attempted will be national single-game records.
17-David DeMarcus           (Sayre, Kentucky vs Millersburg Miliary)          1988-1989
Kenny White (Monsignor Farrell, Staten Island vs Susan Wagner H.S.)      1988  (Credit: NY Times, Harriett Wightman at wcsunfirephoenix@aol.com)  White was inducted into the University of Vermont's Athletic Hall of Fame on Friday, Oct. 4, 2002.
15 - Matt Kitchen                (Mayville, Michigan vs. Bay City All Saints)    2000-2001
13-Mario Levon Manning ( Huttig, Arkansas)                                                 1998-1999

PSAC Record. Kevin Hill (Mansfield) has the PSAC record with 13 threes in one game vs.Seton Hill (He was 13-22 from three and had 47 points). A link to the PSAC Basketball Records page:  http://www.psacsports.org/men/records/m_basketballrecords.html

The history of the 3 point shot
The three-point rule was first tested, at the collegiate level, in a 1945 National Collegiate Athletic Association game between Columbia and Fordham but professional basketball would be the first to adopt the rule on a permanent basis. The short-lived American Basketball League did so in 1961, and the Eastern Professional Basketball League followed in its 1963-64 season. The three-point shot later became popularized by the original American Basketball Association after its introduction in 1968. During the 1970s, the ABA would use the three-point shot, along with the slam dunk, as a marketing tool to compete with the National Basketball Association (NBA). In the 1979–80 season, the NBA officially adopted the three-point shot. On October 12, 1979, Chris Ford scored the NBA's first three-point shot, and Fred Brown led the league in three-point field goal percentage in that first season of adoption. The sport's international governing body, FIBA, introduced the three-point line in 1984.
The NCAA adopted the 19-foot, 9-inch line nationally in 1986. On May 3, 2007 the NCAA rules committee decided to lengthen the three point line to 20 feet 9 inches. This rule will come into effect at the beginning of the 2008-09 season. J. J. Redick currently holds the NCAA Division I record with 457 three-point field goals while shooting 40.4% from three-point range for his career.

Credit:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Three-point_field_goal

 Fayette County Hoops Guru" <fayettecountyhoops@hotmail.com>, Rich Miller (Mansfield University), Rod Heckman (Lehighton Times News), Coach Craig Long (Altoona), Mark J. Wojciechowski (DeSales University), Chris Manser, (English Department, Cheltenham), Mike Kogut (Tri Valley Athletic Director),  Wayne Klinger (Tri Valley Health & Phys Ed. teacher), Mike Hromyak, (Tamaqua Athletic Director)

Special thanks to Mike White, Pittsburgh Post Gazette who sent us to The National Federation for records at http://www.nfhs.org

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