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Creech Watch: How many points will Whitney Creech finish with?

Whitney Creech broke the state record for scoring after pouring in a career-high 71 points against Paintsville on Feb. 2, 2016.
Whitney Creech broke the state record for scoring after pouring in a career-high 71 points against Paintsville on Feb. 2, 2016.

Whitney Creech become the state’s all-time leading scorer after scoring 71 points against Paintsville in an overtime win on Feb. 2. Now the question is, how many points will she finish her career with?

The Cavaliers (17-14) next play Powell County in the semifinals of 14th Region tournament on March 4. Powell County is hosting the event.

Creech became the state’s first 5,000-point scorer after scoring 64 points at Perry County Central, one game after breaking the all-time scoring mark.

As a senior Creech, a WKU signee, has scored 1,557 points to bring her career total to 5,424. She passed Jaime Walz (Highlands) for the top mark.

In December she passed Geri Grigsby (McDowell) for second in career scoring.

An independent records review on Feb. 22, 2016, revealed that Creech actually scored 16 more points than she was originally credited for during her seventh grade season.

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Senior year: Game-by-game scoring

at Pike County Central: 57

vs. June Buchanan: 47

vs. Knott County Central: 42

Ridgeview, Va. (UVA-Wise Tournament): 35

John I. Burton, Va. (UVA-Wise Tournament): 54

Lee, Va. (UVA-Wise Tournament): 60

vs. Perry County Central: 61

Casey County (Smoky Mountain Classic): 55

Jackson County (Smoky Mountain Classic): 65

Macon County, Tenn. (Smoky Mountain Classic): 33

Montgomery County (Gateway Holiday Classic): 60

East Carter (Gateway Holiday Classic): 44

Henry Clay (Gateway Holiday Classic): 41

at June Buchanan: 63

vs. Letcher County Central: 50

at Leslie County (14th Region All “A” Classic): 48

vs. Breathitt County (14th Region All “A” Classic semifinals): 58

at Knott County Central: 38

Magoffin County (at Pike County Central): 38

vs. Pikeville: 39

at Letcher County Central: 47

at Paintsville: 71

at Perry County Central: 64

at Shelby Valley: Canceled

vs. Paintsville: Canceled

vs. Betsy Layne: 57

at Pikeville: 53

Cordia: 41

Cordia: 52

at Betsy Layne: 42

vs. June Buchanan (53rd District tournament): 46

vs. Knott County Central (53rd District tournament): 41

vs. Perry County Central (14th Region tournament): 59

vs. Powell County (14th Region tournament): March 4

Top girls’ scorers

The top five scorers in girls’ state history:

1. Whitney Creech, Jenkins, 5,424 (through March 1, 2016)

2. Jaime Walz, Highlands, 4,948

3. Geri Grigsby, McDowell, 4,384

4. Kim Mays, Knox Central, 3,952

5. Carolyn Alexander, Hazard, 3,726

Creech’s big games

The Kentucky girls’ record for points scored in a game is 81, by Geri Grigsby (McDowell). Whitney Creech’s career high is 71.

No girl has scored 50 points or more in a game more times than Creech has over her career. Here’s a complete list of all 21 such games through Feb. 17, 2016 (as reported on the KHSAA website):

71—vs. Paintsville on Feb. 2, 2016 (overtime, broke the career scoring record)

65—vs. Jackson County on Dec. 22, 2015

64—vs. Perry County Central on Feb. 4, 2016 (became state’s first 5,000-point scorer)

64—vs. Clintwood (Va.) on Jan. 2, 2015

63—at June Buchanan on Jan. 2, 2016 (fouled out in double overtime)

61—vs. Perry County Central on Dec. 14, 2015

60—vs. Montgomery County on Dec. 27, 2015

60—vs. Lee (Va.) on Dec. 12, 2015

59—vs. Perry County Central on March 1, 2016

59—vs. Perry County Central on Feb. 9, 2015

58—vs. Breathitt County on Jan. 15, 2016

57—vs. Betsy Layne on Feb. 13, 2016

57—vs. Jackson City on Jan. 22, 2015

57—vs. Pike County Central on Dec. 1, 2015

55—vs. Casey County on Dec. 21, 2015

54—vs. John I. Burton (Va.) on Dec. 11, 2015

54—vs. Pikeville on Dec. 1, 2014

53—vs. Pikeville on Feb. 16, 2016

52—vs. Cordia on Feb. 17, 2016

52—vs. Breathitt County on Dec. 19, 2014

52—vs. Hazard on Jan. 26, 2013

50—vs. Letcher County Central on Jan. 8, 2016

Creech’s season-by-season scoring

5th grade: 5 points

6th grade: 93 points

7th grade: 391 points

8th grade: 576 points

Freshman: 754 points

Sophomore: 998 points

Junior: 1,050 points

Senior (through March 1, 2016): 1,557 points

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