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MAHS grad Burton-Jones leading Central Penn

Posted 11/20/19

Middletown Area High School graduate Ja’Lynn Burton-Jones has helped lead the Central Penn College Knights women’s basketball team to a 4-0 start, averaging 21 points a game in the …

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MAHS grad Burton-Jones leading Central Penn

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Middletown Area High School graduate Ja’Lynn Burton-Jones has helped lead the Central Penn College Knights women’s basketball team to a 4-0 start, averaging 21 points a game in the process.

Burton-Jones, a 2016 graduate, is the leading girls scorer in Middletown history at 1,586 points, a mark that might be eclipsed this season by Kate Fitzpatrick, who ended her junior year with 1,251 points.

She started her career at Division I Robert Morris before moving to Central Penn.

The 5-foot-7-inch senior guard scored 13 points against Penn State Scranton on Nov. 6, a 70-49 win; 28 points against Penn State New Kensington on Nov. 9, a 69-40 win; 21 points against Christendom on Nov. 13, a 74-31 win; and 22 points against Bryant and Stratton on Nov. 16, a 82-68 win.

She is also averaging 6.5 rebounds and 3.5 assists per game. She had 11 rebounds in the win vs. Bryant and Stratton.

As a junior, she was named a U.S. Collegiate Athletic Association second-team All-American and the Female Athlete of the Year at Central Penn. She also was Female Athlete of the Year in 2018.

In March, she was awarded Central Penn’s Rosa Parks Award for Academic Excellence. She majors in criminal justice administration.