Denver South's Timiya Guevara sets state record for 3-pointers as she scores 55 points

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(Robert Washington)

Denver South's Timiya Guevara now holds the state record for 3-pointers in a girls basketball game.

The star senior, who is averaging 20.0 points per game, drained 15 shots from deep in her team's win over Lincoln on Saturday.

Those 15 3-pointers broke the previous record of 12, set by Alamosa's Emily Lavier on Jan. 18 last season. Lavier broke the record of 11 set just one day previous — by Guevara's former South teammate Carly Dilworth.

Guevara's 15 3-point shots stand as the third-most made in a game nationally, according to the NFHS record book.

She also scored 55 points in the game, which is the third-most in state history, trailing only Abby Waner (61 points for ThunderRidge in 2005) and Tracy Hill (59 points for Ridgway in 1983).

An honorable mention all-state selection in 5A last season, Guevara averaged 22.0 points, 6.3 assists, 5.8 steals and 5.8 rebounds per game as a junior. This season, she is averaging 20.0 points, 7.5 assists, 5.2 steals and 5.0 rebounds per game.

These aren't Guevara's first entries in the state record book. She scored 525 points in a season as a sophomore, which ranks eighth. That same season, she made 67.03% of her field goals, which is the sixth-best in state history.

Guevara also had a game last season where she made 20 of 23 free throws, which ranks among the top-10 in both free throws made and attempted in a game.

She has scored 1,695 points in her career, and has the potential to have a few more entries in the state record book. She already is among the top-15 in free throws made and attempted in a career, and sits just outside the top-5 in career assists. Career marks are updated at the end of each season.