Records are made to be broken and that’s exactly what happened for Perryville junior Jake Cissell on Friday night.
With two made three-pointers against DeSoto, Cissell surpassed the school record for career three-pointers at 140. Cissell is currently at 141 and counting
Even more fitting for the moment was that Tim Schaupert, who held the record for 30 years, was in attendance for the record breaking three-pointer.
“He has been shooting with confidence from the beginning of the year,” Dreyer said.
As a sophomore, Cissell made 64 three-points and is currently sitting at 77 three-points.
Schaupert currently holds the record for made three-pointers in a season with 89.
The Pirates sit at 128 three-pointers as a team, with the school record at 142.
Cissell has long been the Pirates’ main source of offense all season. He also previously scored 21 points in Perryville’s 60-57 loss against New Athens, Ill., in the opening game of the Battle of the Border Shootout on Dec. 16. He scored a career-high 30 points on six three-pointers in Perryville’s 77-54 loss against Ste. Genevieve on Dec. 28, in the Bob Sechrest Christmas Tournament in Park Hills, Missouri. He also scored 20 points against Herculaneum on Jan. 17.
“He’s had some good games for us and we rely on him making several threes per game for us,” Dreyer said.
While Cissell has been a threat from long range all year, Dreyer has been working with him about adding another dimension.
“That’s something we are constantly talking about: developing a mid-range jump shot and attacking the basket,” Dreyer said. If he works on that part of his game, it will make him that much harder to stop.”