CHARLESTON, W.Va. - The career of Bridgeport guard Miki Glenn continued its upward arc Friday, as the senior broke a pair of Class AA state tournament records in leading the second-seeded Indians (24-2) to a 57-48 semifinal win over No. 3 seed Nicholas County (21-4).
Glenn was 11-of-17 from the field and 17-of-18 from the foul line for 40 points, breaking the tournament single-game scoring record previously held by Scott graduate and 2012 state player of the year award winner Makenzie White and 2001 player of the year Missy Spangler of Ritchie County.
She also eclipsed the record for free throws made in a tournament. Glenn was 19-of-23 from the line in the Indians' first-round win over Lincoln on Thursday, giving her 36 free throws made in two games. The previous record was owned by Summers County's Jolyssa Brown, who made 34 in 2008, when she won the state player of the year award.
Brown accomplished the feat in three games.
Glenn broke the tournament record for free throws in a game against the Cougars on Thursday.
In the semifinal, Glenn led a 12-0 Bridgeport run through the second quarter that opened up what had been a back-and-forth game between she and Nicholas center Shealyn Shafer. It was through this stretch, ironically, that Glenn received the most help from her teammates.
Bridgeport freshman Hope Chalfant hit a pair of 3-pointers in the second, and forced a key 5-second call that led to another Indians bucket, helping them get out to a 26-17 lead by halftime.
Chalfant finished with 11 points, nine of which came on 3-pointers.
Glenn turned her ankle less than 30 seconds after breaking the scoring record, but didn't miss any game time thanks to a timeout taken by Bridgeport Coach Dave Marshall.
Shafer finished with 26 points for the Grizzlies, and led all players with 12 rebounds.
Bridgeport, which lost to Greenbrier East in the 2012 Class AAA state championship game, will take on the winner of Thursday night's semifinal between defending Class AA champion Westside and No. 4 seed Fairmont Senior.
The Class AA title game is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Saturday.