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After dropping its Hoosier Hills Conference opener to defending state champion and Class 4A No. 1 Bedford North Lawrence — its only loss of the season to date — Jeffersonville’s girls’ basketball team was looking forward its trip to Floyd Central last Thursday for HHC Game No. 3.
Behind the sharpshooting of Aurreeshae Hines, the Red Devils opened up a 24-10 lead after one quarter and a 41-22 advantage at the half. They held on to beat the Highlanders 64-59 for arguably their best win of the season.
“It was a great win for us,” first-year Devils coach Mike Warren said. “It was a conference win, it was a road win. Other than Bedford, it was the most talented team we had played. Floyd Central is a tough place to play. It was a good all-around win for us.”
The Highlanders outscored Jeff 37-23 in the second half, but Warren doesn’t believe that detracts from the victory.
“I was happy with the way we played,” he said. “I was disappointed that we didn’t put four quarters together — that’s something we haven’t done all year — but it was a learning experience. You could look at it negatively, but we’re going to use it as a positive.”
PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
GIRLS’ PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Aurreeshae Hines, Jeffersonville
Hines knocked down six 3-pointers and had a game-high 24 points as Jeffersonville knocked off rival Floyd Central 64-59 last Thursday.
“She was amazing,” Jeff coach Mike Warren said. “I think she was lacking a little confidence [coming into the game]. But once she hit one, she felt good about herself. One led to another and they kept pouring in from there. It was a lot of fun to watch.”
BOYS’ PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Nic Reid, Christian Academy
Reid had a double-double in Christian Academy’s first victory of the season last Tuesday at home against Henryville. He was one of five Warriors who scored in double figures for the balanced Warriors, finishing with 10 points. He added a game-high 13 rebounds as CAI defeated the Hornets, 69-41.