By KEVIN HARRIS
Junior guard Kaitlynn Henning scored a game-high 29 points to lead the Charlestown girls’ basketball team to a 61-44 victory at Salem on Thursday night.
Henning was the only Pirate to score in double figures. Teammates Megan Brooks and Justice Burdin each tallied nine points.
Henning gave Charlestown (10-5, 4-3 Mid-Southern Conference) a huge boost at the end of the first quarter. With the Pirates down 14-6, she nailed a half-court 3-pointer at the opening-period buzzer to pull them to within five points.
From that point, Charlestown outscored the Lions (7-11, 1-7) 35-14 in the middle two quarters. The Pirates have won two games in a row after going through a three-game losing streak.
“It was an overall really good team effort,” Charlestown coach Michael Prichard said.
The Pirates will host New Albany (6-9) in a make-up game on Monday.
CHARLESTOWN 61, SALEM 44
Charlestown 9 17 18 17—61
Salem 14 8 6 16—44
Charlestown scoring: Kaitlynn Henning 29, Lexi Logsdon 2, Shelby Goedeker 5, Jessica Farmer 6, Megan Brooks 9, Justice Burdin 9, Kim Knight 1.
Salem scoring: Voyles 3, Solliday 4, Geralde 2, Alex Davidson 27, Kilburn 2, Hurst 4, Alaina Davidson 2.
3-point field goals: Charlestown 3 (Henning 2, Burdin); Salem 3 (Alex Davidson 2, Voyles).
Free throws: Charlestown 22-34, Salem 9-12.
WARRIORS START SLOW, FALL AT SPRINGS VALLEY
Christian Academy had a sluggish first quarter and could not recover in a 67-46 loss at Springs Valley (6-8) on Thursday. The Warriors (4-13) trailed 21-4 after the first quarter and remained 17 points down at halftime, as they shot 18 percent from the floor in the first half.
Allison Burch led CAI with 19 points, while teammate Rachel Wright poured in 15. Warriors’ senior Kiersten Carruthers grabbed a team-high 10 rebounds, and CAI senior guard Emily Huffaker dished out eight assists.
“It was a long bus ride there and we got off to a slow start,” Warriors’ assistant coach Scott Huffaker said. “First quarters this season have just been killing us. We had no intensity coming off the bus.”
SPRINGS VALLEY 67, CHRISTIAN ACADEMY 46
Chr. Academy 4 11 19 12—46
Springs Valley 21 11 14 21—67
Christian Academy scoring: Allison Burch 19, Rachel Wright 15, Emily Huffaker 6, Clara Koch 2, Brittany Moffett 2, Mitchell 1, Hayleigh Caldwell 1.
Springs Valley scoring: Storri Gadau 21, Jacki Judd 18, Olivia Carnes 8, Morgan Meehan 10, Hannah Pendley 5, Keyly Ragains 4.
3-point field goals: Christian Academy 4 (Burch 2, Wright 2); Springs Valley 2 (Gadau 2).
Free throws: Christian Academy 13-22, Springs Valley 12-27.
Next: Christian Academy (4-13) at Medora, Monday.