By GREG MENGELT
> SOUTHERN INDIANA —
Borden outscored Clarksville 24-7 in the second quarter and rolled to their fifth straight victory, 69-33 victory over the Generals on Tuesday.
After struggling to put the ball in the basket for much of the season, Borden is averaging 59.3 points per game during its last four wins.
“That’s good,” Borden coach Terry Rademacher said. “We’ve been a lot smoother offensively.”
On Tuesday, Kristen Nestor was the fourth different Brave to lead the team in scoring the last four games. Nestor led a balanced attack with 16 points, including four from behind the 3-point line. Abby Ellis, who hit a pair of 3-pointers, added 14, Shelby Kirchgessner contributed with 13, Leslie Beatty 10, and Carson Casey, who had a season-high 24 points in Saturday’s impressive 66-40 win over South Central, finished with six for Borden.
“We always do a good job of passing the ball to open people,” Rademacher praised. “When someone starts hitting [shots], we do a good job of getting the ball [to her]. Right now, we have a lot of people shooting well.”
Clarksville was led by Bailey Sharp’s 12 points. Sharp hit a pair of 3’s. Haley Jenkins added nine and Gabby Evans six for the Generals.
NEXT: Borden (12-6) at Springs Valley (9-10), Thursday; Clarksville (4-17) hosts Corydon Central (15-5, 6-2 MSC), Thursday.
• Providence clinches winning season: Providence clinched its first winning regular season in a decade with a 28-21 victory over Lanesville on Tuesday.
The Pioneers improved to 11-9 with just its regular-season finale at home against Jeffersonville on Thursday left.
“We’re happy with that,” Providence coach Brad Burden said. “Now we have our sights set on Jeff and Paoli [in the Paoli Sectional semifinal]. We’re focused on those two games. We’re happy with 11 wins and we’ll go from there.”
Providence, which was led by Nichole Tucker’s nine points, held the Eagles to seven first-half points. Tucker hit three 3-pointers. Elizabeth Aubrey added six for the Pioneers. Lillian Hughes had four points and eight rebounds, while Michaela Hoke added a point and seven boards for Providence.
Brooklyn Keinsley led Lanesville with eight.
NEXT: Providence (11-9) hosts Jeffersonville (6-13), Thursday.
• Hornets win on Senior Night: Henryville senior Jasmine Harrell and Chelsea LaMotte went out on a winning note as the Hornets whipped Madison Shawe 39-14 on Senior Night.
The Hornets left no doubt early that they would win their final home game of the year, jumping out to a 16-1 lead after one quarter. After a 13-4 second quarter, Henryville led 29-5 at intermission.
“It was a nice night to honor our seniors,” Henryville coach Josh Conrad said. “Jasmine and Chelsea have been great leaders and role models, and we continue to improve because of their leadership.
Freshman Emily Hollis led all scorers with 13 points, fellow-frosh Emma Hendricks added seven and Harrell finished with six for the Hornets.
Shawe (4-15) was led by Taylor Grote, who had seven.
NEXT: Henryville (12-9) at Crawford County (0-20), Thursday.
• Pirates roll past Cats: Charlestown won its fifth straight Mid-Southern Conference game by dominating North Harrison in the Cats’ gym, 61-43 on Tuesday.
“It was a big win for us,” Charlestown coach Sam Terrell said. “It gives us a winning record (10-9), a winning record in the conference (5-4) and sets the tone for the sectional for us.”
Kaitlynn Henning’s 21 points tied North Harrison’s Kendra Lambert for game-high honors, but it was Justice Burdin who dominated the paint. Burdin finished with 18 points, 18 rebounds and five blocked shots in the triumph.
“She was a monster,” Terrell said.
Emliy Young added eight points for the Pirates.
“We played strong as a team,” Terrell said. “We did a lot of things [well] that we’ve been working on.”
NEXT: Charlestown (10-9) hosts Madison (15-4), Friday.