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Henryville’s girls’ basketball team won its fourth straight game and went above .500 at 7-6 with a 62-25 victory over Rock Creek Academy on Thursday.
The Hornets led 27-7 after one quarter and held the winless Lions to 15 points through three quarters to build a 35-point lead.
“I feel like we continue to get better each day,” Henryville coach Josh Conrad said. “We did a better job on both sides of the court at times tonight. We have been battling injuries and illnesses, so it was nice to see some girls play different positions and make an impact.”
Emily Hollis led the Hornets with 14 poitns, including a pair of 3-pointers. Lesha Dallas (11) and Haley Huddleston (10) joined Hollis in double-figures. However, it has been the Hornets’ improved defense that has led to the impressive streak, Conrad said.
“I think we’ve played better defensively and that’s helped us out,” he said. “We haven’t been making the turnovers we were early on and that’s helped our defense out.”
Brittany Page led the Lions with seven points and Tabitha Tomskevitch and Christa Scholl added six apiece.
NEXT: Henryville (7-6) hosts Crothersville (1-9), Jan. 2; Rock Creek (0-9) hosts Madison Shawe (3-7), Jan. 3.
• Red Devils fall to St. X: On Wednesday, Jeffersonville lost a home dual meet to Louisville St. Xavier, 39-25. The Tigers are ranked seventh in Kentucky.
The Red Devils won six individual matches. Jeff senior Jasi Coureur prevailed by an 18-5 major decision in the 113-pound match, while teammate JoJo DeLeon won the 120-pound bout with a pin at the 2:32 mark.
Red Devil senior Oscar DeLeon won by a 6-4 decision at 132 pounds. Jeff senior Nick Stewart was the winner in the 138-pound match by a 3-2 decision.
At 220, Jeff junior Gary Gaines prevailed by a 7-4 decision. Teammate Frank Bennett won the 285-pound match with a pin at the 1:48 mark.
NEXT: Jeff at Madison Cub Warrior Classic, Dec. 28-29.