Mustangs duo has record scoring season

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 7 March 2017 at 9:31 am

Photos by Cheryl Wertman – Medina’s duo of Jalin Cooper and Je’ne Brown enjoyed record setting scoring seasons for the Mustangs.

Ironically both wearing uniform No. 1,  two Medina High underclassmen, sophomore Je’ne Brown and junior Jalin Cooper, have etched their names into the Mustangs basketball scoring record book this season.

Brown set a new girls single season scoring record with 427 points breaking the old mark of 392 set by Erin Oveis during the 1997-98 season.

A two year starter, Brown now has a career total of 690 points.

She also had a big season on the boards grabbing off 252 rebounds upping her career total to 448.

Brown also had 58 blocks and 29 steals on the season.

On the boys side, Cooper, a three year starter, scored 458 points to tie the Mustangs single season record set by Jim Snyder during the 1988-89 campaign.

The record tying effort ups Cooper’s career total to 915 points.

He likewise had a big season on the boards with 207 rebounds to increase his career total to 550.

Cooper also had 66 steals, 58 assists and 37 blocks on the season.

“They are both exceptional athletes,” said Medina Athletic Director Eric Valley. “It’s really also a testament to the fine coaches and teams they’ve had around them which has helped them shine and bloom.”