By HANSON CRAFTON
The Clarksville girls’ basketball team picked up its fourth win of the season on Tuesday in a hard-fought game against Henryville.
In a tight game the teams needed overtime to decide the outcome. The host Generals got the best of the Hornets in the extra quarter and won 46-45.
“It was a good game, a real fun game to play in,” said Clarksville coach B.D. Ledbetter.
Despite 26 points by Henryville guard Emily Hollis, the Generals were able to hold the rest of the Hornets (9-8) at bay by allowing the rest of the team to score just 19 points.
“Our girls really stepped it up on defense. We played great team defense and it probably was the best job we have done all year,” said Ledbetter.
Both teams struggled scoring in the first half, holding each other under 15 points. Henryville took a slender 12-11 lead at halftime.
Both teams got going offensively in the third quarter, where Henryville was able to build up a four-point lead heading into the final quarter at 26-22.
Clarksville rallied in the fourth and were able to tie the game forcing overtime.
“We were aggressive on offense the second half. We had good ball movement and everyone was getting involved,” said Ledbetter.
In overtime, the Generals hung on to the momentum to collect the one-point victory.
Clarksville had three players score in double figures. Haley Jenkins led the Generals with 17 points. Bailey Sharp added 13 and Gabby Evans scored 10.
Henryville’s Emily Hollis was the game’s leading scorer with 26 points, and Emma Hendricks had 10 for the Hornets.
Clarksville (4-14, 0-7 Mid-Southern Conference) will go to Charlestown (10-6, 4-3) for a Mid-Southern Conference clash on Thursday. Henryville will visit Christian Academy (5-13).
CLARKSVILLE 46, HENRYVILLE 45 (OT)
Henryville 8 4 14 9 10—45
Clarksville 6 5 11 13 11—46
Henryville scoring: Emily Hollis 26, Emma Hendricks 10, Tami Burgin 4, Abbi Robertson 2, Hannah Nunn 2, Reagan Hensley 1.
Clarksville scoring: Haley Jenkins 17, Bailey Sharp 13, Gabby Evans 10, Abigail Hurtgen 6.
3-point field goals: Henryville 5 (Hollis 5); Clarksville 4 (Sharp 3, Jenkins).
Free throws: Henryville 6-9, Clarksville 4-8.
FLOYD CENTRAL HOLDS OFF JENNINGS COUNTY, 55-52
Riley Kaiser’s 26 points lead the Highlanders over Jennings County on Tuesday, 55-52.
Floyd Central (6-9, 1-5 Hoosier Hills Confernece) grabbed an early lead against the Panthers (7-8, 2-4) and extended it before the half going into the break with a 28-19 lead. The Highlanders behind Kaiser were able to hold off Jennings County for the rest of the game.
“Riley Kaiser played really well,” said Floyd Central coach Kirk Hamsley. “We gave a good team effort and we beat a good county team.”
Along with the 26 points, Kaiser added seven rebounds. Madison Kaiser grabbed a team-high 11 rebounds in the victory.
FLOYD CENTRAL 55, JENNINGS COUNTY 52
Jennings Co. 7 12 13 20—52
Floyd Central 14 14 11 16—55
Jennings County scoring: Wright 17, Kruger 10, Gerkin 7, Ertle 7, Betro 4, Campbell 3, Biekle 2, Wilson 2.
Floyd Central scoring: Riley Kaiser 26, Abbie Engle 12, Brianna Roth 8, Shelby Rost 4, Madison Kaiser 3, Brooke Hinton 2.
3-point field goals: Jennings County 8 (Wright 4, Gerkin 2, Kruger 2); Floyd Central 0.
Free throws: Jennings County 7-14, Floyd Central 21-27.
Next: Floyd Central (6-9, 1-5 HHC) at Providence (12-5), Thursday.
BORDEN ADDS TO SENATORS SLIDE, 61-55
Host Borden continued its solid play on Tuesday with a 61-55 win over West Washington.
“It was a good hard-fought team win,” said Braves’ coach Terry Rademacher. “We beat a pretty good team tonight.”
The Senators came in on a two-game losing streak after just winning five in a row.
West Washington (11-5) was able to take an early lead, but saw the lead disappear after back-to-back 19-point quarters by the Braves.
Borden (12-2) distributed the ball well on Tuesday, having four of the five scorers reach double digits. Kristen Nestor had a team-high 18 points. Abby Ellis added 15. Also for the Braves, Shelby Kirchgessner scored 14 and Carson Casey had 12.
BORDEN 61, WEST WASHINGTON 55
W. Washington 9 11 17 18—55
Borden 8 19 19 15—61
West Washington scoring: Keller 25, Nice 9, Springer 8, Stroud 7, Miller 3, Sizemore 3.
Borden scoring: Kristen Nestor 18, Abby Ellis 15, Shelby Kirchgessner 14, Carson Casey 12, Riely Schindler 2.
3-point field goals: West Washington 5 (Keller 3, Stroud, Sizemore); Borden 4 (Nestor 4).
Free throws: West Washington 12-18, Borden 13-22.
JV: Borden 32, West Washington 18.
Next: Borden (12-2) at Shoals (3-11), Thursday.