In mid January of her senior season of 2007 at Perry County Central, Kristen Madden was second in the state in scoring average with a 25.9 ppg average. At the same time she was averaging 10.8 rebounds per game.
Sadly on senior night at PCC, Madden, just points shy of the school’s all time points record, as well as hitting the 2000 points mark, went down with a terrible knee injury that had fans all crunching their knuckles and hoping for the best. Reports of the extent of injury revealed she would probably miss out in the post season tournaments. It was also scary to think that such a talent may need to sit out of the sport she loved and excelled in for some time. On senior night of all times!!
At the conclusion of the regular season in 2007, her teammates finished in the runnerup spot in the 54th District Tournament held on their home court. But in the 14th Regional Tournament the Lady Commodores defeated Estill County and Letcher County Central before falling in the championship game to Breathitt County.
The Randy Napier coached Lady Commodores finished the 2006-07 season at 25-6. Kristen Madden was selected as 14th Region Player of The Year in her senior season of 2007. A 6ft. player, she was named to the All State 3rd Team in 2007 and played collegiately at Berea where she would continue with the double digit figures in points and rebounds.
In one of Berea College’s sites on the internet are found these words: “The athletics department of the Berea College aims to continue their current standings in developing student-athletes who do not only show strengths in sports but as well as in their other fields of interest and their classroom studies.” 
That says volumes about the school and what they thought of Madden. As a former newspaper editor in eastern Ky used to say at the end of an editorial “ Nuff said”.

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