Gabriela Cabellero sets Battle Mountain girls basketball record with 41-point game

(Photo courtesy of Jim Schuppler)

When the shots are falling, they can fall often. And that was the case for Battle Mountain's Gabriela Cabellero in the Huskies 72-34 win over Summit on Thursday.

Cabellero went off for 41 points, a Battle Mountain girls basketball record for sure, and after conferring with boys coach Phil Tronsrue, girls coach Jim Schuppler believes that it is an overall basketball record for the school.

She even gave the state's single-game 3-point record a scare as she knocked down 10 triples, just two shy of the 12 that Alamosa's Emily Lavier set just last season.

"Once Gabi started seeing the shots fall, it was over," Shuppler said.

Overall, Cabellero shot 70 percent from the floor and went 10-for-15 from long range. It wasn't just that she took a lot of shots to chase points, it's that the shots she took were finding the bottom of the net at an efficient rate.

As the Huskies (7-3 overall, 6-2 4A Western Slope) inch closer to the playoffs, it's the kind of performance that can build momentum for the postseason.

"It invites confidence from everybody," Schuppler said. "When you see the ball going through, you can do no wrong. We kept playing better through the game."

Cabellero's previous season-high was 27 in a win over Eagle Valley. Her 41 points on Thursday were a career-high as much as they were a record for the girls basketball program.

(Photo courtesy of Jim Schuppler)