Covering High School Sports in America
File photo by Lonnie Webb

Saniya Chong, Ossining

Saniya Chong won't soon forget this past week.

The 5-foot-9 senior guard from Ossining (N.Y.) set a new state career record with 280 3-point baskets. She also broke the Section I career scoring record - which had stood since 1987 -  while scoring 40 points during a 89-56 victory over Blind Brook (Rye Brook, N.Y.). She now has 2,664 points. Her 500th career rebound was another impressive milestone.

The University of Connecticut recruit was rewarded with a berth in the prestigious Women's Basketball Coaches Association High School All-America Game, which will include the nation's top 20 seniors, on April 6 in New Orleans, La.

Chong told, "I would say this is by far the best week ever with so many accomplishments. Things are just getting better."

*Kentucky's highest scorer this year is a freshman girl, according to Mike Fields of the Lexington Herald-Leader.  He reports that 5-8 Whitney Creech of tiny Jenkins (Ky.) is averaging 31.4 points and already has 1,770 career points. That includes a big 52-point game during which she was held scoreless in the first quarter, but helped her team overcome a 20-point deficit to post a 72-67 win. She's shot over 200 free throws due to her ability to penetrate defenses.

Jenkins coach Ashley Addington told Fields, "I was expecting great things from Whitney this season, but what she's doing is beyond that. She's as smooth a ballplayer as I've ever seen. It's weird to say, but she plays like a boy."

"Junior Taylor Enlow pulled down a school-record 32 rebounds as Paris (Ky.) defeated Riverside Christian (Lost Creek, Ky.). The record of 26 had stood since 1990.

*Georgia Tech recruit Kaela Davis has quit the Buford (Ga.) basketball team, according to the Atlanta Journal & Constitution. The 6-2 senior, ranked as high as No. 2 in the nation by one recruiting service, had played on state championship teams at two different high schools and averaged 18.5 points as a junior. She is the daughter of former NBA player Antonio Davis.