Kaycee Steinke breaks school record in blowout win


Steinke winding up before one of her nine made threes against Prairie View.

Dylan Heinrich, Sports Editor

Some people believe that records are meant to be broken. Kaycee Steinke is one of them, as she smashed the Fossil Ridge High School record with nine threes in a single game as Fossil defeated Prairie View 71-37. 

Steinke was ready from tipoff, as she made her first three on Fossil’s first possession. She was off and running after the first quarter, with three triples and 12 points.

“When I make my first shot I have a lot more confidence than when I miss the first one. They kept going in so I just kept shooting them,” Steinke says.

Steinke finished the second quarter with another five points and her fourth three, responsible for 17 of the team’s 34 first half points.

Steinke preparing to shoot a free throw in the first half. Despite her scoring spree, Steinke only was able to attempt two free throws.

Fossil’s lead was cut to 12 points in the third quarter, their chances of winning decreasing with each Prairie View basket. However Steinke was able to immediately lock up the win, with another five threes in the second. This included three within the span of a minute during the fourth quarter, which got the Sabercat fans and bench up and rocking. 

“It was super fun,” Steinke says. “My whole family was there, and I love them a lot for supporting me…and the bench was super excited, super fun, which I really appreciated.”

Steinke sitting alongside her teammates late in the fourth quarter.

Steinke broke the record of Meg Heikes, whose record of seven held for an amazing 13 years. 

Not only did she break the three-point record, Steinke scored a career-high of 30 points and only missed one three-pointer. 

“I’ve had a rough streak for scoring lately, so I just went back to basics. It was really fun,” Steinke says.