Logan Jenkins’ father couldn’t make it to Lee’s Summit North’s basketball game Wednesday afternoon. A business trip took him out of town.
So, Mike Jenkins didn’t get to see his son scorch the nets for 10 three-pointers and 32 points during North’s 97-39 dismantling of East High Schoo in the consolation round of the Culver’s Classic at Lee’s Summit’s Field House. He also missed seeing the younger Jenkins break the Broncos’ record, and the tournament mark, for three-pointers in a game.
That old tourney record, incidentally, belonged to Mike Jenkins and one other player.
“It’ll be funny to hold something over his head,” Logan said.
Mike Jenkins made eight three-pointers for Lee’s Summit during a 1991 Culver’s Classic game, a mark matched by Lee’s Summit’s Tyler Smith in 2012.
Logan Jenkins was well on his way to topping the old man when he made five threes in the first quarter alone — and North (7-7) was well on its way to a laugher after the barrage propelled the Broncos to a 28-13 first-quarter lead. That lead grew to 57-27 by halftime and 82-32 after three periods.
“My teammates kept giving me the ball,” Logan said. “I was able to make open shots. A lot of things were falling for me, and it just kind of happened.”
By the time Logan Jenkins and the rest of North’s starters went to the bench after the third quarter, he had his 10 threes on just 16 shots.
“Once Logan hit a couple of shots, they did a nice job of trying to find him,” North coach Mike Hilbert added. “But I thought he was pretty efficient, too. It wasn’t like he shot 25 threes and made 10.”
East (1-11) helped in North’s offensive efficiency by providing little defensive pressure. The Broncos found many wide-open shots and Jenkins wasn’t the only one who took advantage.
Javaunte Hawkins, who set the previous North three-point mark with eight last year against Rockhurst, made four threes and finished with 15 points. Center Elijah Farr had a trey among his 14 points and Christian Carter came off the bench to score 13.
As a team, North finished with 17 three-pointers.
“I thought our guys did a nice job,” Hilbert said. “Obviously, if you play a team that you’re better than, you want to be better than them and I felt that we were tonight.”
North enjoyed a breather, but the Broncos know things will get tough again Friday when they take on Lee’s Summit in the fifth-place game at 5:30 p.m.
The Tigers beat the Broncos 79-77 on Jan. 9, the first of possibly four meetings between the two city rivals this season.
“It was good for us to get back, get a win,” Jenkins said. “We’ll be playing for fifth place against a good team Friday and we’ve got to get ready for that.”
Raytown South and Hogan Prep will meet in Friday’s champion game at 8:30 p.m. Hogan Prep (11-2) routed Raytown 69-39 in Wednesday’s first semifinal, while Ray-South (11-3) beat Ruskin 62-43 in the other.
Ruskin and Raytown battle for third place at 7 p.m.
East and Lincoln Prep will play for seventh place at 4:30 p.m.