Jennings had 35 points after three quarters and the Berries led 45-37 entering the fourth.
Penny scored 10 of her 17 in the fourth. Her 3-pointer with 5:40 remaining made it a 53-37 game. She later made back-to-back runners for Logan, the second of which made it a 57-43 game with 1:20 left.
“I really was pleased with the way Penny played. I thought she did a great job on the boards,” Hoover said. “I thought she really played as well as she’s played all year. She really rebounded tonight. See, we saw this out of her this summer. You’re starting to see it again, I hope.
“Whitney of course played very well. Let’s face it, she’s 14-for-27 from 2, 2-for-4 from 3 and 5-for-9 from the line. And she had a bad night from the line. With those kind of numbers, who do you want shooting? If you’re me, who do you want shooting? Who’s got to score for you?”
Jennings would be a good answer, as the Miss Basketball candidate is scoring a state-best 34.9 ppg through the first seven contests. She added eight steals, six rebounds and two steals and didn’t have a single turnover in the win over Harrison.
Harrison shot 5 of 10 from 3-point range in the contest led by Autumn Ringen’s 4 of 9 effort. The Raiders also outrebounded the Berries 43-25 for the game, and Claire Muller finished with a double-double of 16 points and 16 boards. Ringen had 12 points and eight boards, and Shailen Johnson added seven points and five rebounds.
But the Berries forced 22 turnovers while committing just five and shot 24 of 56 from the field overall (42.9 percent) compared to Harrison’s 14 of 38 (36.8 percent).
“It was just one of those grind-out victories. You’ll have those sometimes,” Jennings said. “We don’t have the offensive power that we did last year so we’re going to have a lot more games like this where we’re going to have to grind them out in the fourth quarter.”