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February 12, 2013

GREG'S PICKS: Mustangs, Pirates are putting together nice seasons

Rivals to square off tonight

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> SOUTHERN INDIANA — Floyd Central (4-15) at Brownstown Central (17-1), 7:30 p.m.

• Rankings: Brownstown Central — Class 3A No. 4 AP; receiving votes IBCA.

• Series last 15 years: Brownstown 2-0.

• Last year: Brownstown Central 63, at Floyd Central 62.

• Analysis: On paper, this looks like a mismatch. It isn’t. Floyd will keep it close and has a small shot at pulling an upset. If this was in the Knobs, I may have had the courage to take the Highlanders.

• Greg’s Pick: Brownstown Central 59, Floyd Central 50.

GIRLS’ PLAYER OF THE WEEK

Ashley Johnson, New Washington

Johnson led the Mustangs with 16 points in their big 56-43 sectional-opening win over Borden. She followed that up with a game-high 23 points in Saturday’s 69-39 New Washington Sectional championship game. She also finished with eight points in a half in Friday’s 73-20 win over Rock Creek. Johnson was named most valuable player of the sectional as the Mustangs won their first sectional crown since 2007.

Sectional Stars

• Madison Kaiser, Floyd Central: game-high 21 points on 7-of-14 shooting in Tuesday’s New Albany Sectional quarterfinal win over Jeffersonville; 19 points in Friday’s sectional semifinal 52-46 victory over Jennings County; 14 points in Saturday’s 54-34 sectional championship loss to Bedford North Lawrence.

• Alex Tinsley, Silver Creek: 13 points in Wednesday’s 51-38 victory over Charlestown; 15 points in Friday’s 43-42 loss to Scottsburg.

• Kriston Sarver, New Washington: game-high 15 points in Friday’s 73-20 win over Rock Creek; 17 points in Saturday’s sectional championship win over South Central.

• Katie Ernstberger, Eastern: 15 points in the Musketeers’ 44-32 Paoli Sectional semifinal win over Henryville on Friday; four points and four assists in Eastern’s 57-38 loss to Paoli in Saturday’s Paoli Sectional championship game.

• Emily Hollis, Henryville: 13 points in Tuesday’s 52-40 Paoli Sectional quarterfinal victory over Crawford County; 10 points in Friday’s loss to Eastern.

• Krista Roberts: 14 points in Friday’s win over Henryville; 10 points and eight rebounds in the Musketeers’ loss to Paoli in Saturday’s sectional final.

• Alexis McFarland, Silver Creek: 17 points in Wednesday’s 51-38 win over Charlestown; 10 points in Friday’s loss to Scottsburg.

• Caroline Ricks, New Washington: 19 points, 10 rebounds with an injured ankle in New Wash’s sectional title win over South Central.

• Gabby Evans, Clarksville: team-high 15 points in Tuesday’s 74-38 loss to Paoli.

• Haley Vogen, Jeffersonville: 15 points on 6-of-9 shooting in Tuesday’s 62-48 loss to Floyd Central.

FINAL GIRLS’ POWER POLL

Team    Record    Last

1. New Washington    20-2    1

2. Silver Creek    16-7    2

3. Borden    13-7    3

4. Floyd Central    12-12    8

5. Charlestown     10-11    4

6. New Albany    9-12    5

7. Eastern    10-13    —

8. Henryville    14-10    7

9. Jeffersonville    7-14    6

10. Providence    11-11    9

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