SELLERSBURG — Henryville ended its 30-game losing streak with a 58-42 victory over Southwestern (0-6), also giving head coach Dan Carmony his first victory in over a year.
“I’m so pleased with the players,” Carmony said. “[The players] have worked really hard and stayed together. The game was tight at the half we had a big third quarter and was able to maintain the lead.”
With the game tied at 16-apiece at the half, Henryville used a 21-1 third-quarter rally to take a 20-point lead into the fourth quarter. After a 24-minute tornado delay, Carmony was concerned that the delay may derail his teams momentum.
“I thought they break would slow us down, but we came out and scored four straight points,” he said.
Despite Southwestern’s 25-point fourth quarter, Henryville was able to keep pace with the scoring holding off the Rebels’ charge.
Henryville was led by Braxton Robertson, who led all scorers with 24. Bailey Reister had nine points, going 3 for 3 from behind the 3-point line. The Hornets knocked down nine 3s in the victory.
Henryville (1-5) will look for win No. 2 against Madison Shawe (1-5) when it hosts the Hilltoppers in the first round of the McKee Munk Invitational on Dec. 26.
HENRYVILLE 58, SOUTHWESTERN 42
Southwestern 4 12 1 25—42
Henryville 8 8 21 21—58
Southwestern scoring: Embs 15, Sheppard 11, Schwartz 6, Ashby 5, Wheatley 3, Adcock 2.
Henryville scoring: Braxton Robertson 24, Bailey Reister 9, Emery Deiterlen 8, Elijah Weeks 7, Jacob Janek 5, Cody McAtee 3, Jimmy Smalls 2.
3-point: Southwestern 2 (Sheppard, Embs); Henryville 9 (Robertson 4, Reister 3, Weeks, Janek).
Free Throws: Southwestern 14-17, Henryville 19-24.
ROCK CREEK KNOCKS OFF NORTH HARRISON
Rock Creek grabbed an early nine-point first-quarter lead over North Harrison (1-4) and was able to ride it to the end.
Rock Creek led 33-21 at the half and the Lions’ first-half play proved to be the difference. “We did a good job on the boards tonight,” Lion coach Chris Brown said.
“I thought we did a really good job on [North Harrison sophomore star Cory] Smith in the fourth,” Brown said. “Our distribution was good and all our scoring was spread out.”