February 16, 2014

Lady Berries repeat

Jennings-led Logan too much for Marion in sectional final

At the start of the season Whitney Jennings wasn’t sure about the prospects of her Logansport girls basketball team repeating as a sectional champion.

After all, the Berries graduated a talented senior class full of athletes who are now playing sports in college. Plus, the opposing sectional teams all had talented, experienced teams returning.

But Jennings is the probable Miss Basketball, and she has helped bring along her teammates’ improvement at a rapid pace.

And on Saturday night in the sectional championship game, Jennings and the Berries were simply too much for the Marion Giants. In a game that was not as close as the final score would indicate, the Berries defeated the Giants 66-52 to repeat as Class 4A, Sectional 7 champions.

“I’m really excited,” Jennings said. “After what we did last year and what we had coming back, I knew it was going to be tough to do. But we had a lot of people that believed in us and supported us this year, and we got it done.

“Starting the year, me and Nakeya [Penny] were the only ones who had that varsity experience. As the year went on we went through our ups and downs, but everyone grew and we grew as a team and everyone improved, and we’re here and we won it.”

The No. 11-ranked Berries (22-2) face Fort Wayne Carroll (10-12) at noon Saturday at the Kokomo Regional. No. 4 Homestead (22-1) plays No. 14 Fishers (19-4) in the earlier semifinal. The final is set for 8 p.m.

Jennings delivered a clinic on how to break down a defense against Marion (11-11), repeatedly driving through or passing through the multiple defenses the Giants threw at her.

She had 20 points by halftime to get the Berries out to a 36-20 lead at the break. She finished with 28 points, nine assists, eight rebounds and four steals.

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