Rachel Nelson stands preparing for a practice after making her historic eight 3-point shots. Photo by Sydney Mullen

Rachel Nelson stands preparing for a practice after making her historic eight 3-point shots. Photo by Sydney Mullen

     This past Wednesday Chaparral Girls Basketball competed against Montbello in one of their mid-season games. Chaparral swept Montbello 73-19. Each of Chaparral’s players contributed to the win. However, senior Rachel Nelson stood out as she made her way to the Chaparral history books.

     Nelson is one of Chaparral’s key players. She not only plays a huge role as a shooting guard for Chaparral, but also scored eight 3-point shots against Montbello, breaking Chaparral alumni Sarah Cleveland’s previous record of seven 3-point shots in one game. “Breaking the record was something I’ve been working on since the season started, but I didn’t expect to achieve it in that game,” said Nelson. Nelson broke the record within the last 5 minutes of the game, helping the team to finish strong. After Nelson made the shot, “the team went crazy, we were all super excited and pumped up,” she said.

     Breaking the Chaparral record was one of the crucial moments in Nelson’s high school basketball career, and she hopes to power through this season finishing with many wins and her teammates’ support.

By Morgan Speicher

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