News and Tribune

November 19, 2013

GIRLS' BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Borden opens with SAC win over Crothersville, 60-37

Pioneers stay unbeaten, 66-32 over Shawe

BY GREG MENGELT AND KEVIN HARRIS
sports@newsandtribune.com

FLOYDS KNOBS —  Borden sophomore Natalie Ruedinger scored 24 points to lead the Braves to a 60-37 Southern Athletic Conference victory at Crothersville on Tuesday night. It was Borden’s season opener.

Ruedinger came off the bench as a freshman and stepped into the starting role when Leslie Beatty graduated.

“She did a good job of getting the ball in the lane and to the basket,” Borden coach Terry Rademacher said. “She’s capable of doing that frequently.”

Carson Casey added 16 points, Abby Ellis had eight and Kristen Nestor and Sarah Hurst scored four apiece for Borden, which is coming off a 13-7 campaign and its third straight winning season.

“We were happy to get out and play and see some things we’ve been working on,” Rademacher said. “It gives us an idea of what we need to go after.”

Katrina Christian led Crothersville (3-2, 1-0 SAC) with 14 points. Alexis Adair had nine points on three 3-pointers for the Tigers.



BORDEN 60, CROTHERSVILLE 37

Borden    18 10 17 15—60

Crothersville      7   9   9 12—37

    Borden scoring: Natalie Ruedinger 24, Carson Casey 16, Abby Ellis 8, Kristen Nestor 4, Sarah Hurst 4, Riley Schindler 3, Taylor Streander 1.

    Crothersville scoring: Katrina Christian 14, Alexis Adair 9 points (3 3-pointers), Abby Jewell 7, Allison Davidson 4, Becca Hensley 3 points (1 3-pointer).

    Next: Borden (1-0) hosts Eastern (2-0), Friday.



PIONEERS IMPROVE RECORD TO 5-0

Freshman Claire Rauck scored 22 points to lead host Providence past Madison Shawe on Tuesday night, 66-32. Teammate Cheyenne Brooks had nine points and six rebounds, while the Pioneers’ Bayley Wade chipped in nine points and six steals.

“We just did another good job defensively, especially by our guards,” Providence coach Brad Burden said.



PROVIDENCE 66, MADISON SHAWE 32

Madison Shawe     8 10  5  9—32

Providence    16 15 17 18—66

    Madison Shawe scoring: Higgins 13 points (3 3-pointers), Rios 2, Koehler 3, Storm 2, Grote 13 points (1 3-pointer), Fry 2.

    Providence highlights: Abby Hunt 2 points; Cheyenne Brooks 9 points, 6 rebounds; Olivia Jenkins 7 points, 1 3-pointer; Michaela Hoke 9 points, 3 3-pointers; Bayley Wade 9 points, 1 3-pointer, 6 steals; Elizabeth Aubrey 3 points, 1 3-pointer; Taylor Smallwood 2 points; Claire Rauck 22 points, 2 3-pointers; Lillian Hughes 3 points.

    Next: Providence (5-0) hosts New Albany (0-0), Friday.



SENATORS PICK UP FIRST WIN OVER CAI, 51-38

West Washington outscored Christian Academy 24-5 at the free-throw line and earned its first victory, 51-38 over the visiting Warriors on Tuesday.

The Senators (1-1), who went 24-of-41 from the charity stripe, jumped out to a 15-6 lead after one quarter and led the entire way. CAI outscored West Wash 16-13 in the second quarter to get within 28-22 at the half.

Allison Burch led the way for the Warriors with 14 points, four steals, two assists and two 3-pointers. Emily Huffaker added 12 points.

Shana Keller of West Washington tied Burch with game-high scoring honors.



WEST WASHINGTON 51, CHRISTIAN ACADEMY 38

Christian Academy      6 16   9   7—38

West Washington    15 13 12 11—51

    Christian Academy highlights: Allison Burch 14 points, 4 steals, 2 assists, 2 3-pointers; Emily Huffaker 12 points, 1 3-pointer; Kirsten Carruthers 5 points, 7 rebounds; Cortney Baird 3 points, 1 3-pointer; Clara Koch 3 points, 1 3-pointer; Rachel Wright 2 points.

    West Washington scoring: Shana Keller 14, Kalen Nice 12, Taylor Stroud 10, Shelby Springer 9 (1 3-pointer), Carrie Miller 6.

    Next: Christian Academy (1-4) at Lanesville (0-1), Thursday.