12/5/2017 11:43:00 PM Rebekah Green becomes the second all-time scoring leader at Jackson Ironladies improve to 2-0 with win at home over River Valley
Jackson senior Rebekah Green goes for a basket ahead of Bryn Karnes of Greenfield-McClain in the season-opener on Saturday night. Green passed Madison Ridout and Julie Coffey to become the second all-time scoring leader at Jackson. (Photo By Red Thompson, Jr.)
JACKSON - Senior Rebekah Green became the second all-time scoring leader in girls' basketball history at Jackson with a monster game against River Valley on Monday night.
She jumped Madison Ridout for third-place in the Ironladies' win against Greenfield-McClain in the season-opener on Saturday, and on Monday, she scored 31-points, passing former Jackson great Julie Coffey for second place.
Green now sits in second place with 1,375 points behind all-time scoring leader Beth Howe, who has 2,173 points.
The senior guard shot 14 of 22 from the field, with the record-breaker coming on a layup basket with 1:58 left in the first quarter of Monday's 52-13 blowout win against River Valley.
Green set the tone early as she scored the game's first four points and helped Jackson jump out to an 11-4 lead. She scored 10 first-quarter points and added eight more in the second.
Green saw limited action in the second half but scored 11-points to add to her game-high totals. She also finished with double-digits in steals with 10 and had six rebounds.
While Green had 10 points in the first quarter, teammate Marley Haynes added seven and scored 10 of her career-high 13 points in the first half to extend the lead to 38-7 at the half.
Haynes also finished with a double-double, as she pulled down 11 rebounds, including six on the offensive end.
Kelsey Brown led River Valley with five points for the game.
In the third quarter, the Lady Raiders was held to just one-point for the first 7:30 when Hannah Jacks scored on a layup to trail the Ironladies 46-10 after three-quarters of play.
River Valley shot 5-for-38 (13.1 percent) from the floor, compared to 21-for-68 (30.8 percent) for Jackson. The Ironladies were 10 of 19 from the free throw line and forced 27 turnovers against the Lady Raiders.
With the win, the Ironladies improved to 2-0 on the season, while River Valley slipped on 0-2.
The Ironladies were unable to pull off the sweep, as the junior varsity squad lost to River Valley 26-16.
Jackson returns to Frontier Athletic Conference action at Hillsboro on Wednesday.
Jackson 40, McClain 32
JACKSON - The Jackson Ironladies got the season started on the right foot Saturday with a 40-32 win against Greenfield-McClain.
It was also the inaugural Frontier Athletic Conference contest for both teams.
"This was a hard-fought victory," said Jackson head coach Matt Walburn. "It was pretty physical and the officials let them play. McClain does a great job of pressuring the basketball but I thought we handled it pretty well.
"All-in-all, we are pleased to get that first one out of the way."
The Ironladies held the Lady Tigers to 26.6 percent shooting (12-for-45) from the field.
Rebekah Green, who scored a game-high 24 points, passed former Jackson standout Madison Ridout with her first basket in the second quarter to become third on the all-time scoring list in the history of the program.
The Ironladies trailed throughout the first quarter until Raylene Hammond scored with 27-seconds left to take a 12-11 lead.
Jackson built a 22-18 halftime lead and outscored the Lady Tigers 18-14 in the second half to earn the win.
"If you watched our kids, everyone played hard the entire game," Walburn said. "There was no negative attitudes out there when the going got tough. I am really proud of them for the first night out."
Despite the win, Walburn said his team still has a lot of work to do.
Maddy Stegbauer scored 20 points with four rebounds, two assists, and three steals to lead McClain.
In junior varsity action, Jackson fell to the Lady Tigers 45-16.