By: Shelby Brumback, Contributing Writer
On January 4, 2019, during the boys’ varsity game against New Bloomfield, Peyton Davis, CHS senior, broke the record for the most three-point shots in a game. This record has not been broken since 1997. Brian Bryson, Brandon Brown and Michael Kropf previously held this record with seven three-pointers in a game.
Davis has been playing basketball since he was in kindergarten. He participated in Upward Sports, played on an Optimist team, joined summer basketball teams and played school basketball throughout his athletic career.
Before the game when he broke the record, Davis felt pretty calm. He said, “I knew the game would go smoothly because I did not feel the jitters like I normally do, but I did not feel it was a special night.”
Davis practices basketball frequently. He stated that he is always shooting hoops, and he goes to the Rec Center to play on his days off. Davis said his biggest supporter is his dad. “He has always been around to take me to practices, coach me, and he is always up to shoot hoops with me,” Davis said.
Davis currently holds five school records–four for track and one for basketball. After high school, Peyton plans to attend the University of Tennessee to major in biomedical engineering, while competing on the track and field team.
On January 28, 2019, during the boys’ varsity game against Brookfield, CHS junior Guy Moran tied Davis’s record for most three-point shots in a game.
Moran has been playing basketball since he was in first grade. Like Davis, he has played on competitive teams, participated in summer basketball camps and joined many teams before he was eligible to play school ball.
On the night he broke the record, Moran did not feel like the game was going to be a special one. Moran said, “It was just another game.” After he hit his first few three-point shots, he could tell it was going to be a good game.
Moran practices basketball frequently. He is at the Rec Center almost every day. He said, “Sometimes I even go to the Rec before school to shoot hoops.” Moran said that Scott Humphrey, his basketball coach, is his biggest motivator, and he wants to make him and everyone else proud of him.
Moran plans to keep putting in the hard work to get to where he wants to be in his future athletic career. He does not know where he wants to go to college, but he does know that he would like to play college basketball.