Girls Hoops: East’s Kabrea Jamerson scores 45 points in OT thriller
ROCKFORD – On a night Kabrea Jamerson was honored for making history, she made even more.
The East E-Rabs held a ceremony before the game to celebrate the fact that Jamerson passed 1,000 career points over the Martin Luther King weekend. She is just the fourth East player to do so – joining Mardaeja Cross, Tiffany Chatman and Gina LaMay.
Then Jamerson, a senior, went out and scored 45 points to single-handedly keep the E-Rabs alive against the Vikings in a 72-65 double-overtime loss.
Although records on the girls side are a bit sketchy, it is just the 12th 40-point plus game by a NIC-10 girls player in history, according to the NIC-10 History Book.
She is the third E-Rab to score 40 or more. Tiffany Chatman scored 49 back in 2007 in a game against Guilford, and Pat Reck had 43 against West way back in the 1978-1979 season.
Ironically, the game was a matchup of the two most recent players to join the 1,000-point club. Guilford junior Kate Dennis topped the mark last week.