Student or Learner
What phrase can I use to mean to score a goal in basketball?
He made a three-pointer.
He made a layup.
He got a basket.
He scored a basket. (less likely)
He scored a field goal.
He scored 20 points.
I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.