3-point shot changes game of basketball


Duane Bachman


THE HISTORY OF PIQUA HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETICS – A JOURNAL

THE 3 POINT FIELD GOAL

When the Ohio High School Athletic Association adopted the three point field goal effective with the 1987-88 season, it changed not only the offensive strategies of the sport, but required coaches to examine their defenses as well. Many coaches did not feel as though high school youngsters could shoot from the 19’ 9” line, but after 29 years the concept has not only captured the rapt attention of basketball coaches, but added excitement to the game for its many followers.

Dave Zeller, the coach of the Piqua Indians when the rule was enacted, said the three point goal should add more excitement to the game. He responded to the change with this observation – “It is going to add some flavor to the game, there is no doubt about it. You can come back without fouling as much, and maybe even turn in a five point play. Its intent is to encourage athletes to shoot from that range. And statistically a coach knows that’s in the 20 percent range. You preach ball movement and shot selection, and now we are saying here is that incentive to go out and shoot it from the commons.”

A study of the three point goal in the boys basketball program at Piqua High School lists the players, their successes and some observations that have evolved after 29 years of the new rule:

· The first varsity three point goal for Piqua was made by Mike Smith on November 28, 1987, against Tecumseh.

· In the 29 year history of the three point goal 117 different players have made at least one three point field goal.

· Since the inauguration of the three point goal, Piqua has played 627 boys basketball games. Piqua did not score a three point goal in 29 of the contests.

· Piqua players have made 2,311 three point field goals which converts to 6,933 points.

· The most three point goals in a season was scored in the 2015-16 season – 170

· The fewest three point goals in a season was scored in the 1987-88 season – 32

· The most three point goals by an individual in a season was Colton Bachman – 2015 -16 – 68.

· Individual players who have scored 5 three point goals in a single game:

Mick Leffel – November 22, 1990 – vs. Urbana

Mick Leffel – January 8, 1991 – vs. Northmont

Steve Magill – December 10, 1993 – vs. Troy

Steve Magill – December 17, 1994 – vs. Miami East

Ricky James – December 29, 1995 – vs. West Carrollton

Ricky James – January 19, 1996 – vs. Greenville

Jamey Clawson – February 9, 1996 – vs. Vandalia Butler

Ricky James – January 17, 1997 – vs. Northmont

Ricky James – February 26, 1997 – vs. Stebbins

David Kerg – February 12, 1999 – vs. Trotwood Madison

Brandon Hostetter – December 14, 2001 – Springfield South

Brent Darner – January 12, 1998 – vs. Troy

Storm Cook – February 13, 2014 – Vandalia Butler

Colton Bachman – December 19, 2015 – vs. Vandalia Butler

Colton Bachman – January 15, 2016 – vs. Vandalia Butler

Brad Hohlbein – January 26, 2016 – vs. Northmont

· Individual players who have scored 6 three point goals in a single game:

Kevin Johns – February 5, 1993 – vs. Vandalia Butler

Brett Darner – January 17, 1999 – vs. Wapakoneta

Storm Cook – January 23, 2015 – vs. Troy

Colton Bachman – February 6, 2016 – vs. Milton Union

· Individual player who scored 7 three point goals in a single game:

Colton Bachman – December 4, 2015 – vs. Springboro

· Of the 627 games allowing for three point goals, box scores of only five games were not available for this study:

February 15, 1994 – vs. Tipp City

January 20, 1994 – vs. Greenville

December 2, 1995 – vs. Northmont

February 21, 1999 – vs. Tipp City

February 22, 2009 – vs. Trotwood Madison

PIQUA HIGH SCHOOL

BOYS BASKETBALL

MADE 3 POINT GOALS

1987-88 – 2015-16

Colton Bachman 184

Ricky James 104

Mick Leffel 92

Storm Cook 82

Dan Wilson 78

Steve Magill 73

Brent Darner 70

Ryan Darner 60

Derrick Gullett 58

Dee Stewart 55

Tayler Wellbaum 55

Xavier Harrison 50

Micah Fashner 47

Kevin Johns 44

Scott Sloan 42

Trae Honeycutt 41

Phil Collier 40

Justin Hemm 38

Brad Holhbein 38

David Rolf 37

Wes Reed 36

Ben Cox 34

Luke Karn 34

C. J. Davis 32

Jamey Clawson 31

John Pearson 30

Brandon Hostetter 29

Casey Clark 28

Archie Fleischer 27

Drew Staley 27

Anton Billing 26

David Kerg 26

Shawn McGill 25

Nate Monnin 24

Kindric Link 24

Cedric Wright 22

Aaron Christy 22

Jon Myers 21

Mike Smith 20

Tavian Williams 20

Chris Anderson 18

Tyler Bachman 18

Shane Gibson 17

Milos Bazovic 16

Art Clark 16

Tate Honeycutt 15

Josh Clay 14

Joey Hudson 13

Mike Coppock 11

Rich Hemm 11

Scott Lind 11

Lenny Foyer 10

Ray Foyer 10

Ryan Hulme 10

Lance Karn 10

Rob Lawrence 10

Lee Liddy 10

Dan Monnin 10

Joel Hissong 9

Connor Forror 9

Matt Phyllaier 9

Seth Fashner 8

Austin Netzley 8

Josh Holfinger 8

Aaron Freed 7

Ryan Musselman 7

Pete Rolf 7

Jeff Walker 7

Brad Cline 7

Blair Elliott 6

Tyler Haines 6

Ben Schmeising 6

Art Clark 5

Jeff Clark 5

Brady Hill 5

Travis Karn 5

Zack Lawrence 5

Jon Morgan 5

B. J. Penrod 5

Jesse Johnson 4

Caleb Patton 4

Gage Smith 4

Craig Maschino 3

Nathan Coppock 2

Jordan Feeser 2

Jason Grubb 2

Lawrence Hamilton 2

Hunter Hawk 2

Ryan Hughes 2

Mark Johnson 2

Ty Knox 2

Cortland Martin 2

Bill Penny 2

C.J. Stafford 2

Eric Vondenheuvel 2

Eric Barhorst 1

Nash Black 1

Matt Cox 1

Tyren Cox 1

Eric Gifford 1

Jamie Hepner 1

Bill Jaqua 1

Marcus Jones 1

Bob Lillicrap 1

Tyler Lucas 1

Bailey Lyons 1

Mark Matthews 1

Mike McBee 1

Shane Mitchell 1

Devan Oliphant 1

Chad Smith 1

Ryan Smith 1

Brad Ulbrich 1

Howard Walters 1

Gomez White 1

Ben Wiltheiss 1

Ian Younce 1

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