Whitney Jennings showed why she’s a leading Miss Basketball candidate, pouring in 37 points to lead Logansport to a convincing 74-49 victory over visiting McCutcheon Friday night in the season opener for both teams.
Jennings shot 12 of 24 from the field and hit four 3-pointers despite being double-teamed the entire game. The Iowa signee also hit all nine of her shots from the foul line.
“She could have went for 60 if she wanted to,” McCutcheon coach Jeff Knoy said.
The Berries took control early, leading 23-11 after the first quarter and slowly pulling away from there.
McCutcheon was led by Gabby Gary’s 14 points. Becca Spitalniak and Sydney Tracer were also in double figures for the Mavericks with 13 and 11 points, respectively.
Benton Central 54
Freshman Madison Tolen scored 12 points in her varsity debut, matching teammate Kaylan Coffman for team-high honors.
Coffman also grabbed six rebounds and blocked three shots for the Bison in their opener at Arena Gymnasium. Senior guard Tessa Brouillette also was in double figures with 11 points, six in the first quarter when BC jumped out to an 18-5 lead.
Kelsey Swisher had 15 points for the Patriots (0-1).
North Montgomery 42
Kaylynn Kirkpatrick scored 15 of her game-high 18 points in the second quarter when the Red Ramblers (2-0) turned a three-point deficit into a 37-24 halftime lead.
Maci Kyger and Karrah Pattengale each added 11 points for Attica. Kyger also pulled down seven rebounds and made four steals.
Breanna Hampton, Conner Norman and Cheyenne Warren each had eight points for North Montgomery (0-1).
Karen Jones scored a game-high 22 points and Katrina Headlee added 16 as Tri-West (2-0) sprinted to a 34-16 halftime lead.
Lacey Garrett had 13 points for Crawfordsville (1-1), which could not overcome a four-point second quarter. Kassidy Bonebrake added 11 points.
West Central 48
Morgan Township 22
Ashton Barkho scored a game-high 13 points to go with five assists and five steals for the Trojans in their opener.
Lexi Foerg added 12 points for West Central, which coasted after opening the game with a 19-2 run.
South Newton 20
Emily Polen had six points to lead the Rebels, who shot 8 of 44 from the field in their opener.
Clinton Central 45
Caitlyn Bradley scored a game-high 15 points for the Bulldogs in their opener.