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December 12, 2012

HIGH SCHOOL ROUNDUP: Jeff pulls away for 59-51 win over South Oldham

New Wash boys start a winning streak

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CRESTWOOD, Ky. — BOYS’ BASKETBALL

• Mustangs win second straight: After winning one game all of last season, New Washington won its second straight, 61-51 over Crothersville on Tuesday.

It’s the first time the Mustangs have won back-to-back games since beating Borden and South Central on Feb. 18 and 19 of 2010.

“It’s been too long,” New Wash coach Jonathan May said. “We’re taking it one day at a time. We have to improve each day. We’ve won two games, but we’re not close to where we want to be. These guys have improved, but they’re not there yet.”

New Wash, which played its Southern Athletic Conference opener on Tuesday, joined Borden (3-0 SAC) as the only two unbeaten teams in the league.

“Conference [title] is definitely one of our goals,” May said.

After leading 22-12 at the break, the pace picked up in the second half, when each team scored 39 points.

“The first half, I thought we got some pretty good looks, but we didn’t convert,” May said. “We missed some open looks. In the second half, Crothersville started pressing and picked up the pace.”

Tim Cochran led the Mustangs with 20 points. He also had a pair of assists and he blocked a shot.

“Tim’s doing a much better job at shot selection,” May said. “He’s finishing around the hole and he’s doing a better job of knowing when it kick it out.”

Also for New Washington, Ian Hughes had 15 points and 15 rebounds.

“Ian’s capable of that every night — and probably a little bit more,” May said. “I expect more out of him. Ian’s got to do that for us if we’re going to be successful.”

NEXT: New Wash (2-2, 1-0 SAC) at Rising Sun (1-4), Friday.

 

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