By KEVIN HARRIS
The Providence boys’ basketball team won its third game in a row as it cruised past host North Harrison on Friday night, 61-39.
Cory Cahalan led the Class 2A No. 4 Pioneers in scoring with 14 points. Teammate Ryan Pickerrell recorded a double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds. George Knott chipped in eight points.
“It was a terrific performance,” Providence coach Lou Lefevre said. “We dominated on offense and defense from start-to-finish. It was one of our best performances of the season. The kids did a great job.”
NEXT: Providence (16-3) hosts New Washington, next Friday.
• Highlanders snap losing skid: Host Floyd Central ended its four-game losing streak on Friday night with a 48-38 victory against Jasper at Highlander Gymnasium.
Floyd Central had two players score in double figures. Drew Hussung scored 12 points, while Colton Kimm poured in 10.
The Highlanders led by 10 points at one point in the second half. But they held off the Wildcats in the final quarter despite missing nine free throws. Floyd Central ended up shooting 21-of-32 from the line.
NEXT: Floyd Central (5-16) hosts Charlestown, next Friday.
• Warriors defeat Medora: Senior DeVonta King scored a game- and career-high 32 points and completed a double-double with 12 rebounds as Christian Academy won at Medora on Friday, 67-52. The Warriors lengthened their winning streak to four games.
Christian Academy senior Aaron Hayes also had a double-double with 20 points and 10 rebounds. Teammate James Martin dished out six assists.
NEXT: Christian Academy (9-9) at Trinity Lutheran, Monday.
• Pirates thump Salem: Host Charlestown had four players score in double figures in its 71-47 victory over Salem on Friday night at Charlestown Sports Arena.
Senior Aaron Daniel paced the Pirates with 14 points. Daniel’s younger brother, Eli, and Justin Conrad each scored 11 points, while teammate Tyler Combs chipped in 10.
Charlestown knocked down 10 3-pointers, with Conrad and the Pirates’ Tristan Chester nailing three each.
NEXT: Charlestown (11-7, 5-4 Mid-Southern Conference) hosts Jeffersonville, Tuesday.
• Mustangs lose heartbreaker: With visiting New Washington up 54-52, South Central senior Kyle Pease nailed a 3-pointer with .8 seconds left in regulation to down the Mustangs on Friday, 55-54. Adan Diaz gave New Washington, which was up four points with a minute left, the two-point lead with 11 seconds remaining with a pair of free throws.
Senior Ian Hughes had a big night for the Mustangs with 21 points, 14 rebounds, four steals and two blocked shots. Teammate Tim Cochran scored 11 points.
“It was a tough one for us to swallow,” New Washington coach Jonathan May said. “But I thought we took a step forward tonight. Ian Hughes played extremely well. It was probably the best game I’ve seen him play.”
Pease ended up with a game-high 36 points.
NEXT: New Washington (9-11, 3-2 Southern Athletic Conference) at Providence, next Friday.
• Hornets remain winless: Host Henryville was up 30-28 at the end of the third quarter, but it could not hold on and lost to West Washington at Furnish Gymnasium, 46-39. The Senators outscored the Hornets in the final quarter, 18-9.
Tyler Collins paced Henryville with 18 points. Teammate Cody Reister tallied 12.
“We lost it in about the last 1 minute and 30 seconds,” Henryville coach Dan Carmony said. “We just ran out of juice. We missed a few free throws and we didn’t make a couple of plays.”
NEXT: Henryville (0-17) hosts Clarksville, Tuesday.
• Musketeers fall at Brownstown: Eastern’s three-game winning streak came to an end in a 76-47 loss on Friday at Class 3A No. 4 Brownstown Central. The Braves (19-1, 9-0 MSC) clinched the outright MSC title with the victory.
R.J. Jackson led the Musketeers with 21 points. Teammate Tevin Wolf chipped in six.
NEXT: Eastern (9-10, 3-6 MSC) hosts Springs Valley, next Friday.
• Lions drop fifth straight: Visiting Rock Creek Academy extended its losing streak to five games with a 56-48 loss on Friday at Madison Shawe.
Devin Burt paced the Lions with 19 points, while teammate Isaiah Pearson poured in 14. Also for Rock Creek, Gedeon Nzombi had eight points and six rebounds and Ronald Karenzi had seven rebounds and six blocked shots.
NEXT: Rock Creek (7-14) plays Cannelton at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, next Friday.