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December 2, 2012

H.S. BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Bulldogs let another one slip away

Floyd girls beat Rebels; Dragons, Pirates drop MSC decisions

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• Hinton leads Highlanders past Southwestern:
Brooke Hinton scored 25 points, including four 3-pointers, as Floyd Central went on the road an throttled Southwestern 75-38 on Saturday.

It was Hinton’s best outing of the season after suffering through an ankle injury at the start of the campaign.

“Brooke’s ankle’s coming around and she’s getting into basketball shape after the volleyball season,” Floyd coach Kirk Hamsley said. “She shot well early and had a really nice game. When she’s good, she makes us good.”

Madison Kaiser and Tori Kingsley scored 10 points apiece for the Highlanders and Riley Kaiser and Niki Bruno each scored eight.

NEXT: Floyd Central (3-2) hosts South Oldham, Wednesday.

• Fourth-ranked Stars shoot down New Albany: Class 4A No. 4 and unbeaten Bedford North Lawrence shot 60 percent from the field and held visiting New Albany to 32 percent in a 63-28 Hoosier Hills Conference victory on Saturday.

New Albany got to the foul line 14 more times than the Stars but scored just four more points, going 9 of 21 from the stripe.

Tanner Marcum led the Bulldogs with 11 points but went just 2-of-6 from the floor. Bedford’s Dominique McBryde led all scorers with 18 points on 8-of-10 shooting. Alexa Bailey — the daughter of former BNL and IU star Damon Bailey — and Jenna Allen scored 12 points apiece, combining to make 11 of their 12 shots.

NEXT: New Albany (3-2, 0-1 HHC) at Scottsburg, Thurday.

• Dragons drop first MSC contest at Corydon: Silver Creek scored just two points in the second quarter and six in the third as the Dragons dropped to 2-1 in the Mid-Southern Conference with a 51-35 road loss at Corydon Central on Saturday.

“We just didn’t play well,” Creek coach Scott Schoen said. “We struggled from the field a little bit. We need to get into transition and get some easy baskets. We have good scorers, it’s a matter of putting them in the right position to make shots.”

After trailing 21-13 at the half, the Panthers pulled away with a 16-6 advantage in the third quarter. However, the Dragons cut the deficit to 10 points and had the ball in the fourth quarter.

Creek missed a layup and the Panthers came down to the other end and scored to take a 12-point lead. The lead ballooned from there.

“The good thing is we don’t quit fighting,” Schoen said. “We just didn’t have a very good day.”

Silver Creek and Corydon are both now 4-2 overall and 2-1 in the MSC, but because of Corydon’s loss to Scottsburg, the Dragons will still win at least a share of the league title by winning their final six conference games.

“We still control our destiny in the conference,” Schoen said. “If we want to be a player in the conference, we have to take care of business.”

NEXT: Silver Creek (4-2, 2-1 MSC) at Charlestown, Saturday.

• Pirates fall at Scottsburg: Class 3A No. 10 Scottsburg outscored Charlestown 50-23 in the second half and rolled to an 84-46 MSC victory on Saturday.

Jillian Romero scored 27 points Kelsey Smith and Katie Wampler each added 19 for the 5-1 Warriorettes. Wampler also had eight rebounds and six blocked shots, while Elliott had 14 boards, four assists and a pair of steals.

Justice Burdin led the Pirates with 19 points, eight rebounds, two steals and a blocked shot. However, Charlestown went just 15-for-54 from the floor for 28 percent and made just one of its seven 3-point attempts.

NEXT: Charlestown (2-4, 0-3 MSC) hosts Silver Creek, Saturday.

• Defense leads Borden to victory: Borden held Shoals to a season-low 25 points — 17 points below its season average — in a 35-25 victory on Saturday.

Shelby Kirchgessner scored six of Borden’s 10 points in the third quarter and five of the team’s 10 in the fourth quarter as the Braves outscored Shoals 20-12 in the second half.

“The shooting wasn’t too good,” Borden coach Terry Rademacher said. “Of course, if you ask us, it was good defense.”

Kirchgessner led all scorers with 17 points.

“She played another really good game,” Rademacher said of Kirchgessner.

Leslie Beatty added seven and Abby Ellis six for the Braves.

NEXT: Borden (3-2) hosts Union Dugger, Tuesday.

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