BY HANSON CRAFTON
NEW ALBANY —
Lauren Camm lifted the New Albany girls basketball team over visiting South Oldham in a 46-40 victory on Tuesday.
Camm recorded a double-double with 18 points and 11 rebounds, both team highs for the Bulldogs.
New Albany started the game slow and trailed South at halftime, 18-15.
“We were stagnant in the first half. [It] looked like we struggled moving on offense,” New Albany coach Tammy Geron said.
Things turned around for the Bulldogs in the second half. New Albany scored 16 points in the third quarter and went into the fourth with a 31-26 lead.
New Albany continued the good play in the fourth, answering every run made by South Oldham.
“We really played hard in the second half. We started getting better shots and were able to get to the free throw line,” said Geron.
New Albany did a good job attacking South Oldham and received 30 shots from the foul line, making 20.
The 5-9 Bulldogs will travel to Columbus East for a Hoosier Hills Conference showdown on Saturday.
NEW ALBANY 46, SOUTH OLDHAM 40
South Oldham 9 9 8 14—40
New Albany 8 7 16 15—46
South Oldham scoring: Abby VanZant 13, Sydney Jones 7, Emma Sedoris 7, Holly Schumm 5, Erin Wilson 4, Jodi Ansert 2, Rachel Platt 2.
New Albany scoring: Lauren Camm 18, Brittany Knight 8, Aaliyah Bell 8, Jenna Shine 5, Brianne Nixon 4, Claire Hirsh 2, Ashley Lyninger 1.
3-point field goals: South Oldham 2 (Vanzant 2); New Albany 2 (Shine, B Knight).
Free throws: South Oldham 12-23, New Albany 20-30.
Rebounds: South Oldham 27, New Albany 33.
MADISON USES BIG 1ST TO TOP DRAGONS
The Silver Creek faced a stiff test at Madison (10-1) on Tuesday. The Cubs erupted for 18 first-quarter points and instantly built a 10-point lead over the Dragons.
Despite 20 points from Alexis Barnett, 13 from Bailee Popp and 12 from Kelsi Scott, the overmatched Dragons were never able to catch the Cubs and fell, 61-48.
“We are starting to turn the corner,” Silver Creek coach Scott Schoen said. “We played good against a really good team. If we cut down on the turnovers and make Free throws, I think we’ll be all right.”
Olivia Crozier led the Cubs with 14 points. Delaney Jones added 13, including three 3-pointers in the vcitory.
MADISON 61, SILVER CREEK 48
Madison 18 14 17 12—61
Silver Creek 8 18 10 12—48
Madison scoring: Olivia Crozier 14, Delanie Jones 13, Whitney Wynn 11, Katie Hartman 10, Alex Thurnal 6, Ireland Falconberry 5, Macky Hecox 2.
Silver Creek scoring: Alexis Barnett 20, Bailee Popp 13, Kelsi Scott 12, Haley Baxter 3.
3-point field goals: Madison 8 (Jones 3, Thurnall 2, Hartman 2, Falconberry); Silver Creek 3 (Barnett 3).
Free throws: Madison 9-12, Silver Creek 13-21.
Next: Silver Creek (4-11, 2-3 MSC) hosts Corydon Central (8-5, 3-2), Thursday.
FLOYD CENTRAL HOLDS OFF MEADE COUNTY, 55-43
Riley Kaiser’s 25 points and the Floyd Central Highlanders handed visiting Meade County (Ky.) a 55-43 defeat on Tuesday.
“We played well tonight,” Highlander coach Kirk Hamsley said. “It was a good win. We gave a good team effort. Brooke Hinton did a great job guarding [Waves’ star Morgan] Turner. She held her to 14 points and she averages in the 20s.”
Floyd Central had a high scoring output on the night scoring in double digits in each of the four quarters.
Madison Kaiser also finished in double figures with 14.
FLOYD CENTRAL 55, MEADE COUNTY (KY.) 43
Meade County 7 13 11 12—43
Floyd Central 15 15 13 12—55
Meade County scoring: Morgan Turner 14, Raley Johnson 11, Katelyn Cucino 7, Addi Lynch 6, Kristin Peters 2, Karissa Reader 2, Maggie Milay 1.
Floyd Central scoring: Riley Kaiser 25, Madison Kaiser 14, Brooke Hinton 5, Brianna Roth 4, Abbie Engal 3, Kailey Price 2, Shelby Rost 2.
3-point field goals: Meade County 2 (Lynch, Turner); Floyd Central 1(R Kaiser).
Free throws: Meade County 14-18; Floyd Central 11-15.
Next: Floyd Central (5-8, 0-4 HHC) at Bedford North Lawrence (14-1, 5-0), Saturday.