“It was important to us, as a team, to get off to a good start,” Prichard said. “In the first two games, we were terrible in the first quarter.”
Charlestown got the lead up to as many as 14 in the second quarter at 26-12 on a Henning fast-break layup. Haley Huddleston and Emily Hollis led an 8-0 run late in the second quarter to pull the Hornets to within 26-20. Charlestown junior Shelby Goedeker hit a pair of free throws to give the Pirates a 28-20 halftime lead.
Hollis scored 19 points, including a game-high four 3-pointers, and Huddleston added 16 as the sophomore duo finished with 35 of Henryville’s 39 points.
After a Hollis 3 early in the third quarter cut the deficit to five points, Charlestown put the game away with an 8-0 run, which included four points from Burden, as the Pirates outscored the Hornets 14-11 in the quarter.
A Henning 3-pointer early in the fourth gave Charlestown a 46-31 lead and her second 3 of the period made it 49-33 with 4:52 remaining.
“[Henning] did some nice things today that made me really proud of her,” Prichard said.
“As my shot started to fall, I started to feel it,” Henning said.
The Pirates host Austin in a big Mid-Southern Conference game on Wednesday.
Henryville, which is now 4-2 on the season, will get its shot to bounce back on Thursday when it goes into Lanesville for a Southern Athletic Conference game.
CHARLESTOWN 58, HENRYVILLE 39
Henryville 7 13 11 8—39
Charlestown 16 12 14 16—58
Henryville (4-2): Haley Huddleston 16, Sadie Spears 2, Emily Hollis 19, Abbi Robertson 2.
Charlestown (2-1): Kaitlynn Henning 22, Shelby Goedeker 4, Jessica Farmer 2, Megan Brooks 6, Lauren Crowe 2, Hayley Layton 2, Justice Burden 18, Kim Knight 2.
3-point field goals: Henryville 3 (Hollis 3); Charlestown 4 (Henning 3, Burden).
Free throws: Henryville 3-6; Charlestown 15-21.
Fouled out: None.
Technical fouls: None.
JV: Henryville 32-21.