A Central A&M girls basketball 3-point shooter, Brenah Durbin (5’7”), landed a gig at Kaskaskia College this past season and a starting role, as a freshman.

Kaskaskia (5-24, 1-6 conf) struggled this year, including a 14-game losing streak, ending with a 6-game losing streak. But, a former Raider arc angel was able to contribute her skill set. Durbin scored in 23 of the 25 games she played and started in 11 games.

Brenah Durbin (CAM ‘19) scored 137 points in 122 minutes (44.9 P/40 min) more points than minutes played. She was the 5th leading scorer (5.3 ppg) on the team. Durbin made 42 field goals as a freshman and 37 of them (88%) were 3’s. She shot 31.1% from the arc.

Durbin missed one 3 in her first appearance. However, she went on to make a 3 in 21 of the 25 games she played. She had 11 games with multiple 3’s. Her most productive game was going 4-for-9 from the arc against Lindenwood Belleville-JV, where she tied a season-high 13 points.

Durbin had 3 games were she recorded a trey hat trick. She did that two straight games against Lincoln Trail (9 pts) and against Southwestern Illinois (13 pts). In her last 10 games of the season, she cashed in 22 times from the arc.

She scored in double figures in 3 games. Her season-high was 13 points, twice. She scored 13 in an 8-point loss to Southwestern Illinois, 71-63, making 3-of-8 (37.5%) 3’s. She had 13 points two games later in a 5-point win over Lindenwood Belleville JV, 86-81, making 4-of-9 (44%) 3’s.

She scored 10 points against Vincennes, 9 points against Lincoln Trail, making 3-of-7 (42.9%) 3’s. She had 9 points against Southeastern Illinois, 8 against Lincoln Trail (2/3, 3 pt) and 8 against Southeastern Illinois, in the next to the last game of the season, and 8 in the season finale against John A Logan.

Durbin grabbed 70 rebounds dished 19 assists and had 11 steals. She shot 53.3% from the line (16/30).

There is no record of Durbin playing in the first five games (Kaskaskia 2-3). She got and missed in the game against Greenville JV (2 rebs) and then started in the following game against Vincennes finishing with a two and three. She started the next game against Lincoln Land against a former teammate Taryn Sams. Durbin had a triple and a rebound.

She scored in 6 of the first 7 games she played, including 8 points against Lincoln Trail. She came off the bench against Southwestern Illinois and scored 6 points (2-3’s) and had a board. She came off the bench against Lincoln Trail, nailed two 3’s, 2 fouls shots for 8 points. She snared 4 rebounds with a steal.

Durbin started against Lewis & Clark. She had 4 points on a trey, a free throw, 2 boards and an assist. She came off the bench against Olney Central with a 3, 2 rebounds, and an assist. She came in at Shawnee (5 pts) and made a deuce and a trey, had a board and an assist.

After not scoring in two games (1 reb), she scored in each game over the next 15 games, through the end of the season.

Durbin came off the bench against Rend Lake to hit a 3, grab a board, a steal and dish an assist. She started against Wabash Valley and made a deuce, grabbed a board and had 2 steals.

Things started to pick up as she score 63 points over the next 7 games, including 3 double figure performances.

Durbin came in and made 8 points against Southeastern Illinois. She shot 3-for-3 with a pair of treys, had a board and 2 assists.

She followed that up with 10 points against Vincennes, off the bench. She scored two treys and a deuce and was 4-of-6 at the line. She had 6 boards and a steal.

Durbin had a triple and 1-of-2 at the line against John A. Logan with 2 rebounds. Against Lincoln Trail, Durbin started and scored 9 points on 3-of-7 from the arc with 2 boards.

Off the bench against Southwestern Illinois, Durbin hit her first season-high. She tied for the second leading Kaskaskia scorer in the game. She scored 13 points on 3-of-8 from the arc and 4-of-6 at the line. She snared 4 boards and dished 2 assists.

Durbin had 6 points against Olney Central with 2 treys, 2 rebounds, 2 assists, and a steal.

In just her second game after her season-high, Durbin matched it with 13 points against Lindenwood Belleville JV. She was one of 3 players in double figures and was the 3rdd highest scorer in the game for Kaskaskia.

Durbin started the game and made 4 treys (season-high) and a free throw. She had 3 rebounds and 2 assists.

Against Lake Land, Durbin started and scored 3 points on a triple with a board and a steal. Against Shawnee, Durbin scored 6 ff the benchon two treys. She had 3 boards. She started against Wabash Valley, made a trey and a free throw for 4 points. She snared a season-high 5 rebounds.

Against Rend lake, Durbin started and ended with a trey. She had a new season-high with 6 rebounds. She had 2 assists and a steal.

Durbin came off the bench against Southeastern Illinois and just missed a double-double. She scored 9 points, on a trey hat trick, and grabbed a new season-high 9 boards. She had 2 assists.

Durbin finished the season with 8 points in a starting role against John A Logan. She nailed a pair of treys and was 2-of-2 at the line. She had another 9 rebound game for another near double-double. She had a season-high 3 assists, a steal, and a blocked shot.

She scored in double figures in 3 games. Her season-high was 13 points, twice. She scored 13 in an 8-point loss to Southwestern Illinois, 71-63, making 3-of-8 (37.5%) 3’s. She had 13 points two games later in a 5-point win over Lindenwood Belleville JV, 86-81, making 4-of-9 (44%) 3’s.

She scored 10 points against Vincennes, 9 points against Lincoln Trail, making 3-of-7 (42.9%) 3’s. She had 9 points against Southeastern Illinois, 8 against Lincoln Trail (2/3, 3 pt) and 8 against Southeastern Illinois, in the next to the last game of the season, and 8 in the season finale against John A Logan.

Durbin grabbed 70 rebounds dished 19 assists and had 11 steals. She shot 53.3% from the line (16/30).

In high school, Durbin was a freshman (2015-16) on the Class A State Runner-up Central A&M Raiders (32-2). Her sophomore year the Raiders were sectional semifinalists (16-13), with a 1-point loss. They beat Okaw Valley and Paige Robinson (Drury University) in the regional final.

Her junior year, A&M (18-9) was a regional finalist that lost to Robinson as Okaw Valley was en route to 4th in the State. Durbin’s senior season A&M (21-9)was sectional semifinalists again.

In the regional final against All-Stater Megan Schlechte and the WSS Hatchets, Durbin scored 15 points on 5 triples.

Kaskaskia 2019-2020 Durbin (Freshman)

G 25, GS 11, Min 122 (4.8/G), FG 42/147 (28.9%), 3-Pt 37/119 (31.1%), FT 16/30 (53.3%), Reb 70 (10 O/60 D) PF 47, Asst 19, TO 37, A:TO 0.5, Stl 11, Blk 1, Pts 137 (PPG 5.4), P/40 Min 44.9

John Curtis can be reached at john.curtis@shelbyvilledailyunion.com

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