> SOUTHERN INDIANA —
• Dragons fall out of MSC race: Silver Creek’s hopes for a Mid-Southern Conference championship came to an end on Saturday following a 48-43 home loss to Austin.
After a quick start had the Dragons ahead 15-9 after the opening quarter, the Eagles outscored them 39-28 the rest of the way to stay a half-game behind rival Scottsburg in the MSC standings.
“[If] there’s an earthquake in Scott County or both teams have been playing ineligible player, then we have a chance,” Silver Creek coach Scott Schoen said of the conference race. “If we cut down some nets in the sectional, we’ll forget all about losing the conference.”
After falling behind early in the fourth quarter, Silver Creek got within a points and had possession of the ball three times but never took the lead back.
“We just couldn’t put the ball in the basket,” Schoen said.
Alex Tinsley led the Dragons with 16 points. Lexi McFarland finished with 12 and Emily Clayton 11 for Creek. McFarland and Clayton combined to hit five 3-pointers.
Jessie Davidson had a game-high 21 points for the Eagles, who also got 14 points from Megan Smith.
NEXT: Silver Creek (11-6, 5-2 MSC) at Eastern (7-8, 1-4), Saturday.
• Seymour tops Braves: Borden ran out to an 11-7 lead over visiting Seymour on Saturday, but the Owls overcame the deficit for a 68-43 victory.
Halfway through the second quarter, Borden still had the lead and the ball, but back-to-back turnovers led to back-to-back Seymour buckets and the lead for good.
“Once they got ahead, they started shooting better,” Borden coach Terry Rademacher said of the 6-11 Owls. “We played awful hard and competed all the way through.”
Seymour outscored the Braves 45-22 in the middle two quarters then scored the final nine points of the game to secure what appeared to be a blowout victory.
Leslie Beatty scored 11 points, Carson Casey added 10 and Natalie Ruedinger finished with nine for Borden. Seymour’s Sidney Carr led all scorers with 15.
NEXT: Borden (7-6, 1-2 SAC) at Henryville (9-6, 2-2), Thursday.
• Pacers can’t cool off New Wash: After being tied at the end of the first quarter, New Washington steadily pulled away from Switzerland County for its sixth straight win, 48-33 on Saturday.
Caroline Ricks led the Mustangs with 21 points and 14 rebounds. Kriston Sarver added 12 points and Ashley Johnson had eight points and six assists.
NEXT: New Washington (12-2) hosts Brownstown Central (6-6), Tuesday.