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December 1, 2013

H.S. BOYS’ BASKETBALL: Bulldogs fight off South in season opener

McBirth scores career-high 30 before fouling out late in 64-60 victory

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BLOOMINGTON — NEW ALBANY 64, BLOOMINGTON SOUTH 60

New Albany                  10 17 22 15—64

Bloomington South       6 19 19 16—60


        New Albany (1-0): Leondre McBirth 11-21 3-4 30, Dustin Cochran 4-7 3-5 13, Jeff Byrne 3-4 3-4 11, DeAnthony Warren 1-2 3-3 5, Javen Reeves 2-4 0-0 4, Isaiah Hickman 0-0 1-2 1, Isaac Hibbard 0-0 0-1 0, Nick White 0-0 0-0 0, Davon Winburn 0-1 0-0 0. Team 21-39 13-19 64.

        Bloomington South (0-1): Tucker Blackwell 4-9 6-9 17, Keaton Hendricks 4-8 3-4 11, Johnny Jager 4-8 1-1 11, Gage Rogers 3-5 2-2 11, Isaiah Gooch 4-5 2-3 10, Logan Kirby 0-0 0-0 0, Noah Marks 0-1 0-0 0, Josh Martindale 0-4 0-0 0. Team 19-40 14-19 60.

        3-point field goals: New Albany 9-21 (McBirth 5-11, Byrne 2-3, Cochran 2-5, Reeves 0-1, Winburn 0-1); Bloomington South 8-17 (Rogers 3-5, Blackwell 3-6, Jager 2-3, Hendricks 0-1, Martindale 0-2).

        Rebounds: New Albany 21 (Cochran, McBirth, Reeves 5); Bloomington South 25 (Gooch 10).

        Assists: New Albany 7 (Byrne, Cochran 2); Bloomington South 13 (Jager 5).

        Steals: New Albany 2 (Byrne, McBirth 1); Bloomington South 4 (Blackwell, Hendricks, Jager, Rogers 1).

        Blocked shots: New Albany 1 (White); Bloomington South 0.

        Turnovers: New Albany 9, Bloomington South 9.

        Total fouls: New Albany 19, Bloomington South 19.

        Fouled out: McBirth.

        JV: South 43-41.

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