Three is a magic number

D’Angelo bombs 8 treys to break school record


Kaelynn Behrens

Riley D’Angelo broke a 27-year old record for three-point shooting in a win over Mount Union.

Troy Walker, Sports Writer

Riley D’Angelo broke a school record, hitting eight threes on her way to scoring 28 points, as the B-A Lady Blue Devils demolished Mount Union 95-27 last Friday.

The record was previously held by Jen Hunter, who had 7 in 1992.

“I don’t think I’ve ever shot that well from the three-line, so it was a really cool experience,” D’Angelo said. “I wasn’t really thinking about it until halftime when Alli Campbell told me I needed one more to tie and I was surprised. When the last one went in it was awesome to see everyone’s reaction.”

Riley D’Angelo will end her career at Bellwood as one of the best to ever wear a Lady Blue Devil uniform.

— Coach Jim Swaney

D’Angelo finished with a career-high 28 points and is now only 79 points shy of 1,000 points for her career.

“I’m excited about getting closer to 1,000, but I’m just going to focus on winning and doing what I can to benefit the team,” said D’Angelo. “I don’t want to force it. If it comes I’ll be very grateful, but if not I’m still proud to be a part of this program.”

Coach Jim Swaney had high praise for his senior guard.

“Riley D’Angelo will end her career at Bellwood as one of the best to ever wear a Lady Blue Devil uniform,” he said.  “She is a great shooter who can also put it on the deck and create her won shot.  Riley is also one of the best defenders I have ever coached.”

Currently Riley has 921 career points and should reach 1,000 in the next 5 to 6 games making her I believe just the 9th girl in Bellwood history to reach such a high level.

Riley had herself a career night but wasn’t the only reason the Lady Devils won, Alli Campbell scored 33 points, had 10 steals, fell 1 assist short of the triple double with 9. It was her eighth 30-point game this season.

Emilie Leidig and Jaydyn Shuke both added 13 points each.

B-A had 16 combined three pointers on the game and continued to shoot the ball well from the field.

B-A improved to 14-2 on the season and will play the Lady Vikings of Glendale at home on Monday before heading to Alexandria for an ICC showdown on Thursday. The Lady Hornet’s only ICC loss is to B-A.

“The team is looking really good,” D’Angelo said. “Thursday will be a good test against Juniata Valley, and hopefully it shows just how well we are playing.”