Rusty Miller Associated Press
January 28, 2014
Jenna Burdette is making some history.
The Reedsville Eastern senior became the first player in school history — male or female — to surpass 1,500 points in a career on Jan. 20 during an 83-27 victory at Racine Southern.
The 5-foot-8 guard reached the milestone with six points in the first quarter and finished the night with 12 points.
Two days earlier against Olentangy Liberty at the Pickerington Central Prep Shoot Out, Burdette became the school’s all-time leading scorer, eclipsing the 40-year-old record of 1,486 points set by Dennis Eichenger.
Burdette, a University of Dayton signee, is a three-time first-team Associated Press All-Ohioan in Division IV.
RELOADING: Fort Recovery, after losing four starters last season, is 10-2 and on top of the Midwest Athletic Conference standings after beating Coldwater, 58-51. The Indians start three seniors (the only three on the team), a junior and a sophomore, and they bring two sophomores off the bench in a five-guard lineup. Senior Elijah Kahlig, heading to the University of Findlay, is the tallest player on the roster at 6-3.
SOMETHING HAD TO GIVE: Oak Hill’s girls (13-0) were ranked No. 1 in Division III while Athens (16-0) was No. 5 in Division II when they met last week. In a nearly packed Charles McAfee Gymnasium, Athens prevailed 55-43 as Dominique Doseck and Hannah DeBruin each had 17 points. Leanna Adkins led Oak Hill with 11 points.
NOTEWORTHY: Andover Pymatuning Valley’s Quintin Ratliff scored 32 points in a 67-51 victory at Kinsman Badger; Napoleon made 13 3-point shots, including five by Blake Dunbar, in a 59-50 win over Whitehouse Anthony Wayne; Cassidy Wyse had 26 points and 11 rebounds in Archbold’s 63-46 win over Wauseon; New Knoxville’s girls have not lost since Dec. 12 and have eight straight wins, capped by beating New Bremen 41-25 last Thursday; and Celina’s boys shot 66 percent from the field in winning their sixth in a row and bettering their nine-win total from last season (getting to 10-3) with a 62-40 win over St. Marys Memorial in the Battle of Grand Lake.
CLOSE CALLS: Columbus Grove’s boys are now 2-2 in Northwest Conference play with three of the four games going into overtime, the latest a 56-53 loss to Spencerville; Mansfield Senior’s Jalen Reese had a three-point play with 1.4 seconds left to give the Tygers a 68-65 win at Ashland; and Holgate’s girls did not make a field goal the first 9:19 but rallied from a 15-point deficit to beat Defiance Ayersville 46-43;
RECORD-SMASHING: Delta’s Brigan Wymer scored 35 points in an 83-81 four-overtime loss to Whitehouse Anthony Wayne, breaking the school scoring mark of 1,093 points previously held by Kathleen Przeslawski; and Kamryn Troike, a 6-foot-3 sophomore, scored a school-record 31 points and also had 13 rebounds in Fostoria St. Wendelin’s 72-51 win over Van Buren.
TWO-MAN WRECKING CREW: Jared Wentling (31 points) and Bryan Powers (22) led Carey to a 66-59 win over Upper Sandusky. The Blue Devils trailed 32-31 at the half, but rallied as Wentling (23) and Powers (12) scored all 35 of their team’s points in the second half.
COLD YET HOT: Maria Stein Marion Local’s Brooke Winner was only 2 of 10 from the field but was 12 of 12 at the foul line in the Flyers’ loss to Versailles. All three of Marion’s losses this season have come in Midwest Athletic Conference play — to New Knoxville, Minster and Versailles.