By KEVIN HARRIS
The Henryville girls’ basketball team clinched a spot in tonight’s Henryville Tipoff Tournament championship game with a 58-28 home victory over Clarksville on Friday night in pool play.
Sophomores Haley Huddleston and Emma Hendricks each led the Hornets with a game-high 15 points. Henryville guard Emily Hollis chipped in nine, while teammate Tami Burgin scored eight.
“I thought defensively we played a lot better tonight,” Hornets’ coach Josh Conrad said. “We did a good job applying pressure and a better job rotating at times. Offensively, I thought we did a good job attacking the basket.”
Bailey Sharp was the Generals’ top scorer with seven points. Teammates Haley Jenkins and Gabby Evans each poured in six.
NEXT: Henryville (3-0) hosts Providence, Henryville Tipoff Tournament championship, tonight; Clarksville (2-1) vs. Crothersville, Henryville Tipoff Tournament third-place game, today at Henryville.
• Pioneers down Christian Academy: Providence will join Henryville in tonight’s Henryville Tipoff Tourney final with a 67-26 home win over Christian Academy on Friday in pool play.
Senior Taylor Smallwood led the Pioneers with 18 points, nine rebounds and six steals. Smallwood knocked down four of Providence’s nine 3-pointers.
Freshman Claire Rauck chipped in 13 points, while the Pioneers’ Olivia Jenkins, Bayley Wade and Lillian Hughes each scored eight.
“I was real impressed with how we came out,” Providence coach Brad Burden said. “We came out with a lot of defensive intensity. I was impressed with the tempo we played, especially since we’ve played three games in four days.”
Allison Burch paced the Warriors with 11 points.
NEXT: Providence (3-0) at Henryville, Henryville Tipoff Tournament championship, tonight; Christian Academy (1-2) at New Washington, tonight.
• Dragons fall in season opener: Host Silver Creek fell in its season opener to Seymour on Friday, 60-40.
Junior Kelsi Scott paced the Dragons with 17 points and eight rebounds. Silver Creek’s Bailee Popp and Alexis Barnett each scored eight points.
“Seymour has got a good team. They play fast and are aggressive on the boards,” Dragons’ coach Scott Schoen said.
NEXT: Silver Creek (0-1) hosts Jeffersonville, next Friday.