Friday, February 12, 2010

Parke topples Carey scoring record in win

Panthers stay alive 63-38 over Mushers

All-time Carey High School scoring leader Jessica Parke (right) drives past Dietrich sophomore Ellie Dalton during Carey’s 43-31 Northside Conference home victory over the Blue Devils Jan. 26 in Carey. Photo by David N. Seelig

Carey High School senior guard Jessica Parke is the new Panther all-time and single-season scoring record holder for girls' basketball.

Parke (16.3 ppg season, 11.6 ppg in 91 career games) scored a season-best 26 points in Carey's 63-38 triumph over the Camas County Mushers Wednesday in a loser bracket game of the six-team Northside Conference tourney, at Carey.

With that total, Parke moved to 1,058 points for her four Carey varsity seasons and surpassed previous scoring king Kathy Simpson, who had 1,047 points from 1988-92. Parke also has 358 points this season, two better than Simpson's 356 points in her senior season of 1992 when Carey made its first of five state tournament trips.

Carey (16-6, 11-2 home) stayed alive in its quest for a sixth state tournament berth. Coach Lane Durtschi's Panthers played top-seeded defending state champion Richfield (19-3) Thursday for the Northside's second berth to the eight-team State 1A Division 2 tourney Feb. 18-20 in Nampa.

Led by Nakia Norman's 12 points, the #2-seeded Dietrich Blue Devils (18-4) upset Richfield 34-29 Wednesday night. It was Dietrich's first Northside girls' basketball title since 2002.

Against #4 Camas County (12-10), the Panthers led 41-19 at halftime and breezed by 25 points. Amy Ellsworth scored 16 points, Micaela Adamson 9, Jaide Parke 7, Angela Ellsworth 2, Morgan Parke 2 and Nicky Gomez 1. Katelyn Peterson (22) topped Camas.

The loser of Thursday's Richfield-Carey game will have one more chance to qualify for state, playing Boise-area runner-up Garden Valley (10-10) Saturday, Feb. 13 at 1 p.m. at Glenns Ferry. Garden Valley lost to Meadows Valley 53-40 in the Feb. 4 District 3 championship game, but stayed alive 56-30 over Salmon River Tuesday.

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