Mackenzie Glenn was thrilled to put her stamp on Franklin High School girls basketball history Saturday afternoon.
The Southwestern Buckeye League’s leading scorer broke two single-game school records against visiting Monroe, piling up seven 3-pointers and 37 points in the Wildcats’ 67-39 victory.
“It was just one of those days where you’re warming up and you’re like, ‘All right, this is going to be a good day,’ ” Glenn said. “It’s something I won’t forget, I’ll tell you that. It’s the best senior-year present I could ask for.”
Emily Noble held the previous scoring record with 35 points against Stebbins on Dec. 6, 2004. Jaime Butcher set the 3-point bar with five treys against Talawanda in 1996, and that mark was equaled by Danielle Williams vs. Oakwood in 2010.
Glenn needed a late flurry to eclipse both records. The senior guard nailed a trio of 3-pointers in the last 3:28 and scored eight points in the final 64 seconds.
“We talked in the fourth quarter about how we wanted to get the ball to her,” Franklin coach Leah Sams said. “She was deserving, but it really was a team record.”
Glenn was 14 of 21 from the floor and 7 of 11 beyond the arc. She added 10 rebounds and four steals.
“I honestly couldn’t do any of it without my team,” Glenn said. “I thank my teammates so much for allowing me to do what I did today.”
She converted a driving layup with 1.8 seconds left as the Wildcats improved to 8-8 overall and 4-4 in the SWBL Southwestern Division.
“It was crazy at the end,” Glenn said. “The boost of finally doing what I wanted to do, the adrenaline, everybody cheering for you … it was a great feeling.”
Glenn is a tough defensive assignment for opponents because she drives hard to the basket and can obviously hit from long range. She tops the entire SWBL with a 19.4 scoring average.
“And she really likes to pass, so she really is a triple threat,” Sams said. “Even today, I think she passed too much. The turnovers she had were passes to her teammates.
“If she’s the only one who scores, we won’t win games. I have to have more people step up.”
Haley Adams (11 points), Megan Centers (five points, 12 rebounds) and Khenady Leonard (six points, two treys, three assists) were among those players Saturday.
Franklin took a 7-0 lead in the first two minutes and cruised past the Hornets (3-12, 0-9), who got 14 points, 10 rebounds and three assists from Kailey Ivins.
It was the sixth consecutive loss for Monroe.
“We’ve had a couple wins and a couple four-point losses (this month), so this isn’t typical,” Hornets coach Chad Allen said. “The coaching wasn’t there today, so we didn’t have them ready to play. I couldn’t get them to play hard.”
Sams said the Wildcats are getting deeper and better with the emergence of players like Adams, a freshman point guard.
“I feel like we’re finally meshing and playing more team basketball,” Sams said. “When you’re able to have a constant subbing pattern, it’s easier on them and easier on me.”
Adams made all eight of her free-throw attempts. Franklin was 19 of 28 at the line, while Monroe was 5 of 12. The Hornets shot 27.1 percent from the field and committed 23 turnovers, 12 in the opening quarter.
Jahsalyn Robinson totaled eight points and five rebounds for Monroe, a 48-34 loser to the Wildcats on Dec. 18. Erica Thompson had eight boards.
Both teams return to action Monday, Franklin at Milton-Union and the Hornets at Cincinnati Christian.
MONROE (3-12, 0-9): Katie Shaffer 0 2 2; Regan Snyder 2 0 6; Jahsalyn Robinson 3 2 8; Blaine Fugate 1 0 2; Erica Thompson 2 0 4; Kailey Ivins 7 0 14; Kelstin Griffin 1 0 2; Karley Gescuk 0 1 1. Totals: 16-5-39.
FRANKLIN (8-8, 4-4): Jayna Farmer 1 2 4; Khenady Leonard 2 0 6; Jaci Hoobler 0 4 4; Mackenzie Glenn 14 2 37; Haley Adams 1 8 11; Megan Centers 1 3 5. Totals: 19-19-67.
3-pters: M 2 (Snyder 2), F 10 (Glenn 7, Leonard 2, Adams)
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