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January 6, 2013

H.S. BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Hayes’ 50 leads CAI past CAL in 4 OT, 83-82

No. 4 Providence improves to 10-0, Jeff girls fall at Castle

> SOUTHERN INDIANA — Christian Academy of Indiana hit 43-of-66 free throws and Aaron Hayes scored a school-record 50 points as the Warriors defeated Christian Academy of Louisville, 83-82 in four overtimes on Saturday.

Hayes went 26-of-35 from the charity stripe and also had 13 rebounds. But it didn’t start out as Hayes’ night.

One minute into the game, CAI coach Steve Kerberg benched his 6-foot-3 senior star.

“He didn’t look ready to play,” Kerberg said. “He responded after that, obviously. They had trouble staying in front of him.”

DeVonta King added 17 points and 21 rebounds, James Martin finished with eight points and Aaron Eldridge scored six, including a 3-pointer in the final seconds that kept the Warriors alive.

“There were so many big plays,” Kerberg said. “And we hit some big free throws down the stretch.”

CAI, which won its second straight game following a four-game losing streak, hosts another opponent from Kentucky next Saturday when Trimble County (9-5).

• No. 4 Pioneers stay unbeaten: Providence jumped out to a 17-0 lead after the first period and buried Madison Shawe, 67-23 on Saturday.

The Class 2A No. 4 Pioneers are now 10-0 for the first time since the 2004-05 campaign when they went 19-1.

“After an emotional win, sometimes kids make excuses and let down,” Providence coach Lou Lefevre said of Friday’s 60-51 win over Class 2A No. 6 Clarksville in the City Championship. “Good teams don’t do that, and we didn’t.”

Eleven different Pioneers scored, led by Dalton Duley’s 17. Ryan Pickerrell finished with a double-double of 12 points and 12 boards. Coming off of his City Championship MVP award on Friday, George Knott scored 10 points on Saturday for Providence.

“We had so many offensive rebound points,” Lefevre said. “We did a good job on the offensive boards. We didn’t have a great shooting night, but offensive rebounding was a great insurance policy for our offense.”

Only five Hilltoppers scored. Tyler Rhoten had a team-high six points.

NEXT: Providence (10-0) hosts Jeffersonville (9-2), Saturday.

• Hornets remain winless: Henryville fell to 0-9 after Saturday’s 72-38 loss at Trinity Lutheran.

The Cougars (4-7) jumped out to an 18-4 lead after the opening period, then made it 54-27 after three quarters by outscoring the Hornets 19-8 in the third.

“We hadn’t played in three weeks and we were rusty like I thought we might be,” Henryville’s first-year coach Dan Carmony said. “We had spurts where we played three or four minutes of good basketball, but [22] turnovers made it tough.”

Henryville was led by Tyler Collins, who finished with 20 points. Bailey Reister added eight points, and Cody Reister finished with six points and a Henryville-best nine boards.

Jacob Harless and Craig Stuckwisch combined for 35 points to lead Trinity.

NEXT: Henryville (0-8) hosts New Washington (5-6), Friday.

• South Central overcomes Rock Creek: After leading 22-21 at halftime, South Central outscored Rock Creek Academy 18-9 in the third quarter to take command in its 59-50 road victory on Saturday.

Ronald Karenzi led Rock Creek with 16 points and Will Brown added 15. For the Rebels (9-4), Kyle Pease had a game-high 21 and Bobby Sampson contributed 19 to the victory.

After a 4-2 start, the Lions have dropped six of their last seven.

NEXT: Rock Creek (5-8) hosts Charlestown (5-3), Tuesday.

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