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Western Kentucky recruit Creech nets 71 points to set new state high school scoring record


Western Kentucky University signee Whitney Creech became the state of Kentucky’s all-time leading scorer with a career-high 71 points on Tuesday evening, passing former Lady Topper Jaime Walz on the high school list with 4,957 points in her varsity career.

Creech led Jenkins to a 90-87 overtime victory over Paintsville on Tuesday, scoring 13 of her 71 points in the overtime period to lead the Lady Cavs to the win.

Whitney Creech led Jenkins to a 90-87 overtime victory over Paintsville on Tuesday, scoring 13 of her 71 points in the overtime period while setting a new state scoring record (Photo from WKU Athletics)

Whitney Creech led Jenkins to a 90-87 overtime victory over Paintsville on Tuesday, scoring 13 of her 71 points in the overtime period while setting a new state scoring record (Photo from WKU Athletics)

Creech’s 71 points are tied for the third-most in a single game in Kentucky women’s basketball history and her performance is the state’s first 70-point game by an individual since 1987.

In addition, her 28 field goals are tied for the second-most in a single game in Kentucky history.

The future Lady Topper entered the contest needing 63 points to pass former WKU standout Jaime Walz on the scoring list, and a baseline jumper early in overtime put Creech over the mark. The 5-9 guard has averaged more than 20 points per game in every season since 2011-12 and is the nation’s reigning scoring champion after averaging 42 points per game as a junior last year.

This season, Creech is averaging just over 50 points per game and has added 15.5 rebounds per outing as well.

The senior has led the state of Kentucky in scoring in each of the last three seasons and is averaging a double-double for the third consecutive year.

Creech signed with the Lady Toppers during the early signing period in November and will join WKU alongside Sarah Price and Malaka Frank as members of the Class of 2020.

From WKU Athletics


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