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December 27, 2013

HIGH SCHOOL ROUNDUP: Royals beat New Albany in tourney opener, 41-23

Reed, Martin lead CAI boys by Covenant

INDIANAPOLIS —  In the opening round of the North Central Invitational, New Albany (2-7) ran into a streaking Hamilton Southeastern and was handed a 41-23 loss.

The Royals (6-5), who have won five of their last six games, stifled the Bulldog offense and forced 19 turnovers.

Southeastern took a 9-5 first quarter lead and used a 15-4 second quarter to boost the lead to 15 before the half.

“We didn’t execute on offense.” New Albany coach Tammy Geron. “I thought we played well on the defensive end. Holding them to 41 points, I thought that would give us a chance to win. We are missing two players. We are battling adversity right now and we need our younger girls to step up.”

The Bulldogs held the Royals to just 17 second-half points.

Jessica Knight was New Albany’s leading scorer and only Bulldog in double-figures scoring 11.   

New Albany will continue action in the North Central Invitational consolation game today at 10 a.m. against Brebeuf (1-7), which lost to host North Central in the opening round, at 10 a.m.

NORTH CENTRAL INVITATIONAL

FIRST ROUND

HAMILTON SOUTHEASTERN 41, NEW ALBANY 23

New Albany         5   4   7 7—23          

Hamilton SE        9 15 14 3—41   
       

    New Albany scoring: Jessica Knight 11, Lauren Camm 6, Ashley Lyninger 3, Claire Hirsch 2, Brianne Nixon 1.

    Hamilton Southeastern scoring: Walton 9, Taylor 7, Edeuwa 7, Huppentahal 7, Lloyd 4, Graham 3, Kirschling 2, Williams 2.

    3-point field goals: New Albany 3 (J. Knight 3); Hamilton Southeastern 2 (Huppentahal 1, Walton 1).

    Assists: New Albany 6, Hamilton Southeastern 6.

  Rebounds: New Albany 15, Hamilton Southeastern 25.

    Turnovers: New Albany 19, Hamilton Southeastern 12.

BOYS BASKETBALL

REED’S 23 PUSHES WARRIORS PAST COVENANT


Christian Academy picked up a 61-54 victory over Covenant Christian on Friday.

Nic Reed was the game’s leading scorer with 23 points. He also had six rebounds and five assists. Aaron Eldrige had 14 points and Shelby Rose scored 12 and grabbed 10 rebounds for CAI. James Martin posted a double-double and was near a triple-double with 10 points, 10 assists, and six rebounds in the victory.

CHRISTIAN ACADEMY 61, COVENANT CHRISTIAN 54

Christian Academy    14 16 11 20—61

Covenant Christian    11 17   6 20—54

    Christian Academy highlights: Nic Reed 23 points, 6 rebounds, 5 assists; Aaron Eldridge 14 points; Shelby Rose 12 points, 10 rebounds; James Martin 10 points, 10 assists, 6 rebounds; Connor Chalfant 2.

    Covenant scoring: Johnson 18, Owen 14, Joseph 11, Smith 6, Marsh 3, Bradley 2.

    3-point field goals: CAI 5 (Eldridge 4, Martin); Covenant Christian 5 (Johnson 2, Smith 2, Marsh 1).

    Turnovers: CAI 12, Covenant Christian 5.

    Next: CAI (5-1) at Jeffersonville, today.

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