By Robert Wilson
Kenijha Flowers knew her high school basketball career was ending soon and wanted to finish on a strong note.
Flowers made the most of in the last week of the regular season.
The 5-foot-7 senior guard scored a career-high 27 points with 7 rebounds, 4 assists and 2 steals and led Clinton to a 69-62 victory over Vicksburg.
For her outstanding performance, Flowers has been named the Performance Therapy/Mississippi Scoreboard Metro Jackson Girls Basketball Player of the Week.
Flowers made 9 of 15 shots from the field, 3 of 6 from 3-point range, and 6 of 7 shots from the free throw line in her career high against Vicksburg.
“As a senior, this is Kenijha’s last chance to leave her mark on the program and make a run at the Class 6A state championship title,” Clinton coach Pearlene Farley said. “Kenijha played extremely well against Vicksburg. She was very focused. Kenijha took what the defense gave her, and she capitalized on every opportunity. She was active on the boards and was she locked in on defense.”
Flowers also had 17 points, 4 rebounds, 3 assists and 2 steals and made 8 of 16 shots from the field, 1 of 3 from 3-opint range in a 78-38 victory over Callaway.
Flowers is averaging 13.1 points, 5.0 rebounds, 2.2 assists and 2.2 steals for 18-7 Clinton, which plays Germantown Friday at 7 p.m. for the MHSAA Class 6A, Region 4 championship.
“Kenijha’s performance over this season has been steady,” Fairley said. “Over the last few weeks, she has stepped her game up even more.”
Robert Wilson selects a deserving girls basketball player from schools in Hinds, Madison, and Rankin counties each week. Coaches can nominate players by contacting Robert via his cell phone with text or call (601.506.2276) or email ([email protected]).