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The question was whether it would happen Tuesday at Paintsville or Thursday against Perry County Central. It turned out to be Tuesday as Jenkins needed every ounce of it to beat Paintsville, 90-87 in overtime.
Jenkins senior Whitney Creech scored a career-high 71 points to lead the Lady Cavaliers to the victory and surpass Highlands Head Coach Jaime Walz-Richey's state record of 4,948 career points for both boys and girls. Creech now has 4,973 career points and 1,106 on the season for an average of just more than 50 per game.
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Jenkins travels to Perry County Central for a 6 p.m. contest Thursday. Creech needs just 43 points to become the first player boys or girls to score 5,000 points in a career.