Creech has been scoring machine for years

February 3, 2016 FieldsColumn

Whitney Creech

Whitney Creech

Whitney Creech became Kentucky high school basketball’s all-time leading scorer when she poured in 71 points to lead Jenkins past Paintsville 90-87 in overtime Tuesday night. Her career-high performance gave her 4,957 points, eclipsing Jaime Walz’s 19-year-old record of 4,948.

Creech is averaging 50.3 points this season, but she’s been a scoring machine for years. She has averaged 35.0 points over her last 128 games going back to when she was an eighth-grader.

Creech is the latest prodigious point producer from the mountains. Seven of the top eight all-time leading scorers are from the 13th, 14th or 15th region. Walz, who starred at Highlands, is the only exception.

  1. Whitney Creech, Jenkins (14th Region) — 4,957
  2. Jaime Walz, Highlands (9th Region) — 4,948
  3. Geri Grigsby, McDowell (15th Region) — 4,385
  4. Kelly Coleman, Wayland (15th Region) — 4,337
  5. Kim Mays, Knox Central (13th Region) — 3,952
  6. Carolyn Alexander, Hazard (14th Region) — 3,726
  7. Camron Justice, Knott Central (14th Region) — 3,587
  8. Charlie Osborne, Flat Gap (15th Region) — 3,567