Whitney Creech’s week of milestones continued Thursday night.
The Jenkins High School senior scored 64 points in an 86-82 loss at Perry County Central, becoming the first boy or girl in Kentucky history to surpass 5,000 career points.
Creech, a 5-foot-9 guard who has signed with Western Kentucky University, now has 5,021 career points. On Tuesday she scored 71 points in a 90-87 overtime victory at Paintsville to pass former Highlands standout Jaime Walz (4,948 points) as the state’s all-time leading scorer.
Creech joined the varsity team at Jenkins as a fifth-grader – scoring five points – and has averaged at least 21 per game since her freshman season. In 23 games this season, she’s averaging 50.9 points for her squad that dropped to 11-12 with Thursday’s loss.
CREECH ON TOP
Kentucky’s career scoring leaders in girls high school basketball (source: Kentucky High School Athletic Association record book):
- Whitney Creech, Jenkins 5,021
- Jaime Walz, Highlands 4,948
- Geri Grigsby, McDowell 3,952
- Kim Mays, Knox Central 3,726
- Carolyn Alexander, Hazard 3,469