News and Tribune

January 19, 2014

H.S. BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Clarksville boys stay perfect in MSC action

Eastern upsets previously-unbeaten Paoli

By HANSON CRAFTTON
sports@newsandtribune.com

AUSTIN — Clarksville used a big second quarter run to take down host Austin in a big 51-42 Mid-Southern Conference victory on Saturday.

The Class 2A No. 2 Generals (10-1) moved to the top of the MSC standings at 3-0, tied with Brownstown Central and Silver Creek and a half-game ahead of Corydon Central. Clarksville and Corydon had their showdown snowed out on Friday.

D.J. Coleman led the way for the Generals with 18 points.

Clarksville outscored the Eagles 21-9 in the second period to take the lead the lead for good.

Andrew Jones scored 11 and hit a pair of 3s for the Generals. Devin Richey —  Jones’ former teammate at Henryville — led the Eagles (4-6, 2-2 MSC) with 16 points.

The Generals will look to improve to 4-0 in conference play when it travels to Scottsburg this coming Friday.

CLARKSVILLE 51, AUSTIN 42

Clarksville    11 21   8 11—51

Austin    12   9 14   7—42


    Clarksville scoring: D.J. Coleman 18, Andrew Jones 11, Wyatt Kissel 6, Evan Guenthner 5, Nick Jones 4, Calvin McEwen 4, Aham Yennes 3.

    Austin scoring: Richey 16, Mayfield 12, Wooten 6, Stosjke 4, Spencer 2, Fleenor 2.

    3-point field goals: Clarksville 5 (A. Jones 2, Coleman 2, Guenthner); Austin 2 (Mayfield 2).

    Free throws: Clarksville 12-17, Austin 6-9

    Next: Clarksville (10-1, 3-0 MSC) at Scottsburg (5-6, 3-3), Friday.



NEWCOMB LEADS MUSKETEERS TO UPSET OF PAOLI

Sophomore Grant Newcomb knocked down six 3-pointers and scored 24 points to help host Eastern knock off Class 2A No. 8 Paoli on Saturday, 64-51.

The loss was the first for the Rams, who opened the season with eight straight wins.

The Musketeers trailed 15-11 after one quarter before outscoring Paoli 17-6 in the second to take a 28-21 lead into the break. Eastern pushed the advantage to 46-37 after three quarters.

Dakota Snider added 14 points and Alex Doebler chipped in with 10 for the Musketeers, who are now 3-8. The Rams were led by Skylar Stroud’s 14 points.



EASTERN 64, PAOLI 51

Paoli    15   6 14 16—51

Eastern    11 17 18 18—64


    Paoli scoring: Tanner Wroblewski 7, Garrett Strange 12, Josh Stewart 3, Austin Moore 9, Skylar Stroud 14, Ben Bosley 2, Dathan Chastain 4.

    Eastern scoring: Alex Doebler 10, Grant Newcomb 24, Dakota Snider 14, Jack Hayes 6, Jessie Murphy 6, Jacob Timmons 4.

    3-point field goals: Paoli 4 (Strange 3, Stewart); Eastern 8 (Newcomb 6, Doebler 2).

    Free throws: Paoli 9-15, Eastern 10-17.

    Next: Eastern (3-8, 0-5 MSC) hosts Charlestown (2-8, 0-3), Friday.



NEW WASHINGTON ESCAPES SHAWE, 46-45

New Washington held off Madison Shawe and picked up the road win on Saturday, 46-45 for a weekend sweep to improve to 4-8 overall.

The Mustangs built a good first-half lead and went into halftime leading 34-27.

Shawe (1-11) made a run in the third to cut the New Wash lead to two heading into the final quarter.

The Mustangs were led by Logan Miles’ 12 points. James Clemons scored 11 and Devin Herron added 10 for New Wash, which beat Henryville on Friday in the front end of the back-to-back weekend.



NEW WASHINGTON 46, MADISON SHAWE 45

New Wash    16 18   6 6—46

Shawe    10 17 11 7—45


    New Wash scoring: Logan Miles 12, James Clemons 11, Devin Herron 10, Zach Moore 8, Caleb Ellison 3, Jake Zimmerman 2.

    Shawe scoring: Jines 21, Koehler 11, Rhoten 9, Groge 2, Thevnow 2.

    3-point field goals: New Wash 9 (Miles 4, Clemons 2, Herron 2, Ellison); Shawe 7 (Jines 5, Koehler 2).

    Free throws: New Wash 1-4, Madison 2-4.

    Next: New Wash (4-8) at Austin (4-6), this coming Friday.



GIRLS’ BASKETBALL

SEYMOUR BEATS BORDEN IN OT, 56-51


Borden suffered a 56-51 overtime tough loss on Saturday at the hands of host Seymour (10-6).

After losing Natalie Ruedinger early in the game, the Braves had to battle back a player down.

Abby Ellis stepped up and shouldered the load for Borden. With the Braves trailing by 15 in the fourth, Ellis scored 13 points and had the assist on a Carson Casey bucket that tied the game with three seconds left.

“We put up a great effort in the fourth quarter,” Borden coach Terry Rademacher said. “Ellis was real good in the fourth and got us back in it.”

Unfortunately the Braves’ charge ran out of steam in the overtime. Seymour took the lead at the start of the period and led throughout.

“We gave ourselves a chance to win. We just couldn’t pull it out in the overtime,” Rademacher said.

Ellis finished the game with a team-high 17 points. Kristen Nestor added 15 for the 11-2 Braves, who will host Henryville (8-7) in a big Southern Athletic Conference showdown on Thursday. The Braves and Hornets are both 3-0 in the conference entering Monday. The winner will clinch at least a share of the SAC crown.



SEYMOUR 56, BORDEN 51 (OT)

Borden    11 11   4 19   6—51

Seymour      9 14 13   9 11—56


    Borden scoring: Abby Ellis 17, Kristen Nestor 15, Carson Casey 8, Shelby Kirchgessner 7, Natalie Ruedinger 4.

    Seymour scoring: Pollman 21, Lubker 10, Hume 9, Griffin 8, Ritz 8.

    3-point field goals: Borden 4 (Nestor 3, Ellis); Seymour 6 (Hume 3, Ritz 2, Pollman).

    Free throws: Borden 11-18, Seymour 8-12.



BULLDOGS EDGE COLUMBUS EAST

Senior guard Brittany Knight scored a game-high 22 points to lead New Albany to a 52-50 victory at Columbus East (7-8, 1-3 Hoosier Hills Conference) on Saturday.

Jessica Knight was the only other Bulldog to score in double figures with 11. New Albany junior Lauren Camm grabbed a game-high 14 rebounds. The Bulldogs (6-9, 2-3) extended their winning streak to three games.

“We played very well on both ends of the floor. We executed our game plan that would give us a chance to win,” New Albany coach Tammy Geron said. “I think we have found ourselves and our identity as a team since the break. I am proud of how the girls have persevered through December and are starting to put the pieces together.”



NEW ALBANY 52, COLUMBUS EAST 50

New Albany    14 10 18 10—52

Columbus East    16  5 12 17—50


    New Albany scoring: Brittany Knight 22, Jessica Knight 11, Lauren Camm 6, Jenna Shine 5, Brianne Nixon 4, Aaliyah Bell 4.

    Columbus East scoring: Audrey Wetzel 16, Allyson Bunch 12, Megan Galle 12, Courtney Hunter 4, Grace Hatton 3, Molly Macy 3, Brooke Ballard 2.

    3-point field goals: New Albany 6 (B. Knight 3, J. Knight 2, Shine); Columbus East 4 (Bunch 2, Galle, Hunter).

    Free throws: New Albany 12-19, Columbus East 14-24.

    Next: New Albany (6-9, 2-3 HHC) at Charlestown (9-5), tonight.



GENERALS DROP 59-27 DECISION TO NORTH HARRISON

North Harrison came into Clarksville on Saturday and handed the Generals a 59-27 MSC setback.

“We gave a good effort,” Generals’ coach B.D. Ledbetter said. “Our girls are playing hard. Once we figure out how to stop turning the ball over and knock some shots down, we will be more competitive.”

Clarksville got down big early and trailed North Harrison 26-6 at the half. The Generals picked things up in the third before being outscored by 10 in the final quarter.

Bailey Sharp was the leading scorer for Clarksville with 10 points. Kendra Lambert led all scorers with 21 for the Lady Cats, who improved to 9-6 overall and 3-2 in the Mid-Southern Conference.



NORTH HARRISON 59, CLARKSVILLE 27

North Harrison    7 19 13 20—59

Clarksville     4   2 11 10—27


    North Harrison scoring: Lambert 21, Bursory 11, McAfee 10, Burns 8, Brooke 6, Elliott 2, Chiquito 2.

    Clarksville scoring: Bailey Sharp 10, Haley Jenkins 6, Gabby Evans 4.

    3-point field goals: North Harrison 4 (Lambert 3, McAfee); Clarksville 2 (Sharp 2).

    Free throws: North Harrison 8-14, Clarksville 3-6.

    Next: Clarksville (3-13, 0-7 MSC) at Lanesville (5-10), Thursday.