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"She's touched the rim and dunked with a tennis ball in practice. She'll deny it to the end of time, but she did it," Oswego junior Julia Henrikson said. "We joke with her, 'Jenelle, when are you going to dunk in a game? No team would ever doubt us again if you did it.'"
That's a jump Rogers can save for a different day.
She's already made an extraordinary leap.
A girl known more for her track and field exploits before this school year emerged as a force on the basketball court. Rogers, a 6-foot post, averaged a team-best 12.2 points and 8.7 rebounds, shooting 53.5 percent from the field.
And she got better as the season wore on.
She scored a career-high 27 points in a win over Waubonsie Valley in December, and averaged 13.6 points and 9.4 rebounds in conference games. Rogers even took it to another level in Oswego's four playoff wins, averaging 17.3 points, 9.8 rebounds and 2.5 steals.