NEW WASHINGTON ESCAPES SHAWE, 46-45
New Washington held off Madison Shawe and picked up the road win on Saturday, 46-45 for a weekend sweep to improve to 4-8 overall.
The Mustangs built a good first-half lead and went into halftime leading 34-27.
Shawe (1-11) made a run in the third to cut the New Wash lead to two heading into the final quarter.
The Mustangs were led by Logan Miles’ 12 points. James Clemons scored 11 and Devin Herron added 10 for New Wash, which beat Henryville on Friday in the front end of the back-to-back weekend.
NEW WASHINGTON 46, MADISON SHAWE 45
New Wash 16 18 6 6—46
Shawe 10 17 11 7—45
New Wash scoring: Logan Miles 12, James Clemons 11, Devin Herron 10, Zach Moore 8, Caleb Ellison 3, Jake Zimmerman 2.
Shawe scoring: Jines 21, Koehler 11, Rhoten 9, Groge 2, Thevnow 2.
3-point field goals: New Wash 9 (Miles 4, Clemons 2, Herron 2, Ellison); Shawe 7 (Jines 5, Koehler 2).
Free throws: New Wash 1-4, Madison 2-4.
Next: New Wash (4-8) at Austin (4-6), this coming Friday.
SEYMOUR BEATS BORDEN IN OT, 56-51
Borden suffered a 56-51 overtime tough loss on Saturday at the hands of host Seymour (10-6).
After losing Natalie Ruedinger early in the game, the Braves had to battle back a player down.
Abby Ellis stepped up and shouldered the load for Borden. With the Braves trailing by 15 in the fourth, Ellis scored 13 points and had the assist on a Carson Casey bucket that tied the game with three seconds left.
“We put up a great effort in the fourth quarter,” Borden coach Terry Rademacher said. “Ellis was real good in the fourth and got us back in it.”
Unfortunately the Braves’ charge ran out of steam in the overtime. Seymour took the lead at the start of the period and led throughout.
“We gave ourselves a chance to win. We just couldn’t pull it out in the overtime,” Rademacher said.
Ellis finished the game with a team-high 17 points. Kristen Nestor added 15 for the 11-2 Braves, who will host Henryville (8-7) in a big Southern Athletic Conference showdown on Thursday. The Braves and Hornets are both 3-0 in the conference entering Monday. The winner will clinch at least a share of the SAC crown.