It was still a milestone weekend for Jennings. She is now the 10th all-time leading scorer in state history in girls basketball with 2,304 career points. She also moved into the top five in career assists Saturday, passing the great Skylar Diggins in the process. Jennings now has 606 career assists.
The quick turnaround the Berries faced with two games on the road may be even tougher than playing two games in one day, Jennings said.
“Yeah, I’m a little tired but I’m not going to put excuses on that,” she said. “They had a good game plan coming in. They stopped my penetration up top. Nakeya had a big game with bringing three out, they left two inside and so she handled that pretty well. But overall we’ve just got to play better as a team and we didn’t.”
Madison Dalton added five points and was 1 of 7 from 3. Syd Bullard and Kennedy Curl chipped in four points apiece.
The Berries trailed 39-31 early in the third quarter when they went on a 14-0 run to take a 45-39 lead. Curl had a nifty three-point play during the run. But the Berries could not keep the momentum and it was a 48-48 game after three.
The Berries took a 53-50 lead on a Dalton 3-pointer with 5:30 left in the game.
But the Berries finished the game with a season-high 16 turnovers. They had four in the final five minutes that were unforced.
Jennings hit a jumper in the corner to give Logan a 55-52 lead with 3:05 left. Carmel scored six straight from there to take a 58-55 lead. Penny got the ball on the right wing in the final minute. She could have stepped back for 3 to tie the game but instead took a dribble forward and her 17-footer was just short.
Amanda Shaw, who led the Greyhounds with 29 points, hit 3 of 4 free throws and scored on a fast break to seal the win for the Hounds.