Logansport's Whitney Jennings, the state's leading scorer this season and No. 5 on the Indiana career list, has been named the 2014 Indiana Miss Basketball, The Indianapolis Star announced Wednesday.
The 5-foot-5 point guard received 177 of the 332 votes cast for the award, the Star said. Maura Muensterman of Evansville Mater Dei finished second with 97 votes. No one else had more than 10 votes.
"I always dreamed about it," Jennings said. "I never really let myself believe it could actually happen. From my freshman year, people said maybe you could win Miss Basketball. But I just knew I had to have four really good years and whatever happens happens."
Jennings, who's also the 2013-14 Gatorade Indiana girls basketball player of the year, led the state in scoring this season at 32 points per game. The Iowa recruit also averaged eight rebounds, 7.4 assists and five steals per game as Logansport (24-3) reached the Class 4A semistate before losing to Penn.
She averaged 24.2 points per game as a freshman, 25.4 points in 2011-12 and 23.6 points last season to end her career with 2,641 points. She also averaged at least seven assists per game each of the last three seasons and 2.9 steals per game or better each of her four years.
Wheeler qualifies for HSR state meet: Wheeler qualified in several events in the Class A-3A division of Saturday's HSR Indoor Finals at Indiana Wesleyan. In addition to its 800, 1,600, 3,200 and distance medley relays, the Bearcats have Courtney Hessling (60), Jacob Wasz (60) and Joel O'Shea (3,200) participating in the event. The small school meet begins at 8 a.m. with the big school (4A-6A) meet at 2 p.m. The meet will be broadcast on www.runnerspace.com.