Oak Ridge senior Jada Guinn has passed 2,000 points total scored for the Lady Wildcats, and she set a single-game scoring record of 45 points at Karns on Monday.
Guinn moved into third place on the all-time scoring list during that same game, when she scored her 2,064th point in the first half of a 94-19 win, according to Prepradio.com broadcaster David Clary, who tracks Wildcats’ statistics. She went on to add to that scoring total later in that same game.
Guinn has played basketball all four years at Oak Ridge, and she has signed to play basketball at Tennessee Tech.
Guinn was, as of a few games ago, averaging 23 points per game this year, seven rebounds per game, four assists per game, and three steals per game, according to nomination information posted by Clary for Class AAA Miss Basketball in Tennessee. She scored 24 points or more in the first half of two recent games: 27 at the half at Karns on Monday and 24 at the half at Clinton last Friday. She’s had several recent games where she has scored more than 30 points, with 32 at Clinton on Friday and 34 against Halls at Wildcat Arena on January 8.
Among other honors, Guinn has played on teams that have had 106 wins and finished as Class AAA state runner-up in 2016. She was named All-State as a freshman and has been named most valuable player in multiple tournaments, including two District 3-AAA tournaments, two Region 2-AAA tournaments, and the Andrew Johnson Bank Ladies Classic in December.
The Lady Wildcats (23-2, 11-1 District 3-AAA) have won 20 games in a row, with nine of those games district games. It’s the eighth-longest winning streak in the program’s history, Clary said. That’s after losing five seniors last year and starting this season with a team whose players did not have as much varsity playing experience.
On Friday night, February 1, the Lady Wildcats will play the only district team that has defeated them this season, Campbell County (24-2, 12-0). The Lady Cougars are number one in the district, and the Lady Wildcats are number two. The two teams have battled for the top spot in the district for the past few years.
The girls’ game starts at 6 p.m. Friday in Wildcat Arena at Oak Ridge High School. The boys’ game will follow at 7:30 p.m., and it will include a football jersey retirement ceremony for former Wildcats wide receiver Tee Higgins, who now plays for Clemson and caught a touchdown pass in the January 7 college football championship win over Alabama.
Here are some recent game results for the Lady Wildcats:
- district game at Karns (January 28)—94-19
- district game at Clinton (January 25)—81-24
- district game at home against Powell (January 22)—71-29
- district game at Anderson County (January 18)—71-35
- district game at Knox Central (January 15)—52-31
- district game at home against Halls (January 8)—78-33
- district game at home against Knox Central (January 5)—73-20
- district game at home against Clinton (January 3)—67-23
More information will be added as it becomes available.
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