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Jenkins’ Creech moves past ‘King’ Kelly Coleman on all-time scoring list

Jenkins High School senior Whitney Creech, right, talked with teammate Alexis Stambaugh before a game against Perry Central last week.
Jenkins High School senior Whitney Creech, right, talked with teammate Alexis Stambaugh before a game against Perry Central last week. STR

Whitney Creech scored 33 points in Jenkins’ 70-61 loss to Macon County (Tenn.) on Wednesday, lifting her to third all-time in state high school basketball scoring.

Creech now has 4,360 career points. She passed “King” Kelly Coleman (Wayland), the leading boys’ scorer, who had 4,337 in his career. She needs 25 points to pass Geri Grigsby (McDowell) for second. Her first chance to meet that mark will be at Montgomery County as part of the Gateway Holiday Classic at 3:30 p.m. Sunday.

Creech, a 5-foot-9 senior, is 588 points from Kentucky’s all-time scoring record of 4,948, set by Jaime Walz of Highlands in 1996

Creech was coming off a career-high 65-point outing in a win over Jackson County on Tuesday. She finished with a triple-double against Macon County, totaling 18 rebounds and 10 steals.

“They double-teamed her from tip-off to the end, full court and followed her to the bench,” Jenkins Coach Ashley Addington said in a text to the Herald-Leader.

Be sure to pick up Sunday’s Herald-Leader and visit Kentucky.com, where Creech’s story will be featured in words, pictures and video as she takes aim at the record.

Josh Moore: 859-231-1307, @HLpreps

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