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December 17, 2013

HIGH SCHOOL ROUNDUP: No. 6 Pioneers pull out overtime win at Austin

Shahroudi scores career-high 23 in Providence’s 50-47 victory

By KEVIN HARRIS
kevin.harris@newsandtribune.com

AUSTIN — Ben Shahroudi scored a game- and career-high 23 points to lead the Providence boys’ basketball team to a 50-47 overtime win over host Austin on Tuesday night.

The Class 2A No. 6 Pioneers tied the game at 41 at the end of the regulation when senior Grant Goad made a layup.

With the score tied at 47 in overtime, the Eagles (1-2) missed a field goal and then got called for an over-and-back foul on the rebound with one second left. Shortly thereafter, the Austin bench got whistled for a technical foul.

Providence senior Brad Koerner knocked down two free throws for the personal foul. Then Shahroudi hit one of the two technical foul shots to seal the win.

“We were very fortunate to win,” Pioneers’ coach Lou Lefevre said. “Ben Shahroudi probably played the best game of his career.”



PROVIDENCE 50, AUSTIN 47, OT

Providence    13 11  5 12 9—50

Austin    15  4 11 11 6—47

    Providence scoring: Grant Goad 6, Ben Shahroudi 23, Brock Hayden 6, Daniel Schuler 6, Brad Koerner 6, Nick Hayes 3.

    Austin scoring: Mayfield 6, Fleenor 9, Richey 19, Spencer 9, Wooten 4.

    3-point field goals: Providence 2 (Hayden 2); Austin 3 (Richey 2, Spencer).

    Free throws: Providence 16-28, Austin 20-28.

    Next: Providence (3-0) hosts Charlestown (1-3), Friday.



MUSTANGS LOSE CONFERENCE OPENER

Visiting New Washington had no answer for Crothersville’s Gene Hodge on Tuesday. The senior guard scored a game-high 31 points to lead the Tigers (1-4, 1-1 Southern Athletic Conference) past the Mustangs, 55-50. It was New Washington’s SAC opener.

James Clemons paced the Mustangs with 18 points, while teammate Zach Moore recorded a double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds. New Washington committed 21 turnovers.

“It was pretty frustrating,” Mustangs’ coach Jonathan May said. “We didn’t do anything great on the defensive end of the floor.”



CROTHERSVILLE 55, NEW WASHINGTON 50

New Washington     8 10 11 21—50

Crothersville    11  9 19 16—55

    New Washington scoring: James Clemons 18, Zach Moore 10, Devin Herron 9, Andrew House 5, Jake Zimmerman 4, Brandon Horton 2, Miles 2.

    Crothersville scoring: Gene Hodge 31, Grayson Barnes 5, Conner Adams 5, Brandon Sawyer 4, Dakota Mount 4, Corey Street 2, Clayton Byrd 2, Schoenfelder 2.

    3-point field goals: New Washington 2 (Herron, House); Crothersville 3 (Hodge 3).

    Free throws: New Washington 18-24, Crothersville 14-21.

    Next: New Washington (1-1, 0-1 SAC) hosts Rising Sun, Friday.



GIRLS’ BASKETBALL

PIRATES KNOCK OFF SCOTTSBURG

Host Charlestown improved to 4-2 overall and 3-1 in the Mid-Southern Conference with a 76-62 victory on Tuesday. It was the first game of a boy-girl doubleheader at Charlestown Sports Arena. The Pirates lost the boys’ game to Scottsburg, 65-50.

The Pirates have now beaten MSC powers Corydon Central, Silver Creek and now Scottsburg in the early part of the 2013-14 season.

Junior Justice Burdin led the Pirates with 20 points, 17 rebounds, four assists, three steals and one blocked shot. The Warriorettes dropped to 6-2 overall and 3-1 in the MSC.

Charlestown will host Floyd Central (2-5) tonight.



PIONEERS EDGE SALEM

Trailing 36-32 after three quarters, host Providence outscored Salem 13-8 in the fourth period to pull out a 45-44 win on Tuesday at the Larkin Center.

Freshman Claire Rauck led the Pioneers with a game-high 17 points and six rebounds. Teammate Cheyenne Brooks had a solid floor game with 14 points, five rebounds and four steals.

“I think we got away with a close win. Salem (2-7) showed they were better than their record,” Providence coach Brad Burden said.



PROVIDENCE 45, SALEM 44

Salem     9 12 15  8—44

Providence    13  6 13 13—45

    Salem scoring: Berger 6, Soliday 15, Weidner 2, Davidson 16, Kilburn 3, Thurst 2.

    Providence scoring: Cheyenne Brooks 14, Olivia Jenkins 3, Taylor Smallwood 7, Claire Rauck 17, Lillian Hughes 4.

    3-point field goals: Salem 2 (Soliday 2); Providence 2 (Smallwood, Rauck).

    Free throws: Salem 12-19, Providence 19-26.

    Next: Providence (8-2) at Christian Academy (3-7), Thursday.



WARRIORS ROLL PAST ROCK CREEK

Host Christian Academy blanked Rock Creek 13-0 in the third quarter in a 46-16 victory on Tuesday night.

The Warriors’ Rachel Wright was the only player to score in double figures with 10 points. Teammate Allison Burch had nine points. Also for CAI, Brittany Moffett scored eight points and Kiersten Carruthers grabbed nine rebounds. Freshman Cyla Walls led the Lions with five points.

“It was a good win,” said Warriors’ assistant coach Scott Huffaker, whose team committed only five turnovers. “We started off slow, but we came together in the second quarter. It was a total team effort.



CHRISTIAN ACADEMY 46, ROCK CREEK ACADEMY 16

Rock Creek    2  6  0 8—16

Christian Acad.    8 18 13 7—46

    Rock Creek scoring: Cyla Walls 5, Ahyenday Thornton 3, Catie Troncin 3, Payton Blackburn 2, Kaylan Wilson 2, Thalia Tolentino 1.

    Christian Academy scoring: Rachel Wright 10, Allison Burch 9, Brittany Moffett 8, Hayleigh Caldwell 4, Danielle Summitt 3, Avery Furnish 4, Hailey Jones 2, Lizzie Hilburn 2, Cortney Baird 2, Emily Huffaker 2.

    3-point field goals: Rock Creek 0; Christian Academy 1 (Burch).

    Free throws: Rock Creek 8-16, Christian Academy 4-8.

    Next: Christian Academy (3-7) hosts Providence (8-2), Thursday; Rock Creek (0-7) hosts Cannelton (1-5), Saturday.