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High school basketball briefs: Whitney Creech averaging 50.8 after 61-point game

Whitney Creech of Jenkins
Whitney Creech of Jenkins

Jenkins star starts season on a tear: Whitney Creech scored 61 points, including 21 in the fourth quarter, and grabbed 25 rebounds in Jenkins’ 82-55 win over Perry County Central on Monday night.

It was the second game in a row that Creech reached 60 or more points. She scored 60 along with 26 rebounds in the Cavaliers’ 84-59 win over Lee (Va.) on Saturday.

Monday’s barrage boosted her scoring average this season to 50.8 per game through six games. Creech, who has signed with Western Kentucky, averaged a nation-best 42 points as a junior and has led the state in scoring the last three seasons. She eclipsed 4,000 points in her career in a loss to Ridgeview (Va.) on Wednesday.

- Emma King had 22 points, three assists and three steals to lead Lincoln County to a 62-50 win at Henry Clay. T’Laya Lyvers had 18 points, eight rebounds, three assists and two steals for the Lady Blue Devils.

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