Hononegah’s King could become all-time King
The NIC-10 Sports History Book has been updating its list of girls basketball career 1,000-point scorers, and, after a couple of hours in the newspaper archives, Adrienne Jefferson, a guest this morning on the Stateline Sports Hour, was added after calculating that she scored 1,056 points.
Two other players were added to the list, Boylan's Kayla Steward, who just got over the hump with 1,003 points, and Hononegah's Jordan King.
King is intriguing. She made the list with 1,053 in her freshman and sophomore seasons. She was nearly halfway to the all-time NIC-10 scoring record of 2,130 points set by Brea Edwards during her Boylan and Hononegah playing career heading into her junior year.
Considering that scoring averages tend to go up as players advance, King could make a run at the all-time scoring record, boys or girls, of 2,419 points set by Boylan's Lee Lamply.
Here is the list of top 10 high school basketball scorers, boys and girls, in NIC-10 history:
- Lee Lampley, Boylan, 1991-1994, 2,419
- Brea Edwards, Boy.-Hon., 2008-2011, 2,130
- Amanda Levens, Belvidere, 1994-1997, 2,078
- Jenny Crouse, Freeport, 1991-1995, 2,037
- Aminata Yanni, Harlem, 1996-2000, 1,948
- Jim Shikenjanski, Hononegah, 1982-1986, 1,911
- Ryan Hoover, Hononegah, 1989-1992, 1,793
- Cierra Pulliam, Guilford, 2001-2005, 1,763
- Fred VanVleet, Auburn, 2008-2012, 1,754
- Joe Tulley, Boylan, 1996-1999, 1,724