Kentucky signee Thompson has huge game

Kentucky signee Janee Thompson put in a dominant performance on Monday night in her team’s Class 4A super-sectional in Chicago. According to ESPN’s Hoopgurlz web site, Thompson scored 34 points and had several big baskets as her Whitney Young team upset No. 3 Bolingbrook in four overtimes.

Whitney Young advanced to the state semifinals and remained a perfect 32-0 on the season. Hoopgurlz reported that many observers are calling it one of the greatest high-school games in Illinois state history.

About Jennifer Smith

Jen Smith has been a sports writer at the Herald-Leader since 2000, covering everything from high school sports to auto racing to various University of Kentucky sports. A native of Louisville and a graduate of the University of Kentucky (much to the dismay of her Louisville graduate mother and Indiana graduate father), Jen now resides in downtown Lexington with her husband and two young sons. You can follow her on Twitter @jenheraldleader or send her an email at
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