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December 4, 2013

No. 7 Lady Berries cruise past Kings at county

Lewis Cass girls basketball coach Meranda Burnett was a great point guard in her playing days.

Burnett got a first-hand look at Logansport’s great point guard, Whitney Jennings, on Tuesday at the Logansport Savings Bank Invitational.

Jennings didn’t disappoint, as she had another triple-double for the Berries in their 84-43 win over the Kings.

Jennings finished with 26 points, 11 assists and 10 rebounds in the win.

“She’s a fantastic player,” Burnett said. “You can just tell she works hard. You don’t become a player like that, you don’t handle the ball like that, you don’t take it to the opponent like that if you don’t practice. You can tell she cares about being that kind of player. You can tell she spends a lot of hours working on her game.

“She’ll make a great college player when she leaves and goes to Iowa.”

Nakeya Penny had 21 points, six rebounds and five assists for Logansport (4-0), ranked No. 7 in Class 4A this week.

Freshman Maddie Dalton added a double-double of 12 points and 12 boards. Katrina Neuendorf scored nine points and Syd Bullard added six.

“I thought people hit shots which was good, which was what we need is other people scoring,” Jennings said. “I didn’t think our defense was very good. We’ve just got to continue to work on it and get better.”

The Berries led 27-8 after one quarter, 53-20 at halftime and 62-26 after three.

“We came out strong,” Jennings said. “They’re a good Lewis Cass team, one of the better teams they’ve had in the past few years. We knew we had to come out early and play well because we didn’t want them to be in the game at all, really.”

The Kings outscored the Berries 17-12 in the final quarter with most of the Berry starters playing deep into the game.

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