News and Tribune

December 22, 2013

H.S. ROUNDUP: Hornets snap 30-game slide

New Albany girls down Castle with 3 at buzzer


SELLERSBURG — Henryville ended its 30-game losing streak with a 58-42 victory over Southwestern (0-6), also giving head coach Dan Carmony his first victory in over a year.

“I’m so pleased with the players,” Carmony said. “[The players] have worked really hard and stayed together. The game was tight at the half we had a big third quarter and was able to maintain the lead.”

With the game tied at 16-apiece at the half, Henryville used a 21-1 third-quarter rally to take a 20-point lead into the fourth quarter. After a 24-minute tornado delay, Carmony was concerned that the delay may derail his teams momentum.

“I thought they break would slow us down, but we came out and scored four straight points,” he said.

Despite Southwestern’s 25-point fourth quarter, Henryville was able to keep pace with the scoring holding off the Rebels’ charge. 

Henryville was led by Braxton Robertson, who led all scorers with 24. Bailey Reister had nine points, going 3 for 3 from behind the 3-point line. The Hornets knocked down nine 3s in the victory.

Henryville (1-5) will look for win No. 2 against Madison Shawe (1-5) when it hosts the Hilltoppers in the first round of the McKee Munk Invitational on Dec. 26.



Southwestern     4 12  1 25—42

Henryville            8  8 21 21—58

    Southwestern scoring: Embs 15, Sheppard 11, Schwartz 6, Ashby 5, Wheatley 3, Adcock 2.

    Henryville scoring: Braxton Robertson 24, Bailey Reister 9, Emery Deiterlen 8, Elijah Weeks 7, Jacob Janek 5, Cody McAtee 3, Jimmy Smalls 2.

    3-point: Southwestern 2 (Sheppard, Embs); Henryville 9 (Robertson 4, Reister 3, Weeks, Janek).

    Free Throws: Southwestern 14-17, Henryville 19-24.



Rock Creek grabbed an early nine-point first-quarter lead over North Harrison (1-4) and was able to ride it to the end.

Rock Creek led 33-21 at the half and the Lions’ first-half play proved to be the difference. “We did a good job on the boards tonight,” Lion coach Chris Brown said.

“I thought we did a really good job on [North Harrison sophomore star Cory] Smith in the fourth,” Brown said. “Our distribution was good and all our scoring was spread out.”

In the second half North Harrison battled back and cut a once 17-point lead to just five. Rock Creek did just enough to keep its lead.

Ronald Karenzi was big for the Lions with 23 points, while Gedeon Nzombi recorded a double-double with 15 points and 10 rebounds. Will Brown added 11, six assists and five rebounds for Rock Creek.



North Harrison        7 14 18 24—63

Rock Creek            16 17 16 22—71

    North Harrison scoring: Smith 16, Nolot 16, Flock 8, Jenkins 6, Arnold 5, Zam-Dipert 2, Mink 10.

    Rock Creek scoring: Ronald Karenzi 23, Gedeon Nzombi 15, Will Brown 11, Devin Burt 9, Tanner Gerth 7, Blake Joseph 6.

    3-point: North Harrison 6 (Smith 2, Nolot 2, Flock 2); Rock Creek 3 (Joseph, Gerth, Brown).

    Free Throws: North Harrison 13-17, Rock Creek 22-30.

    Next: Rock Creek (3-3) vs. host Richmond (Bob Wetting Tournament, first round), Jan. 2.



With six seconds remaining in a 37-37 game, New Albany coach Tammy Geron called on Marissa Jones.

Jones received the ball at the top of the key took two dribbles and buried a 3-pointer with the clock winding down to give the Bulldogs a 40-37 victory over Castle. 

“I’m really proud of our girls after bouncing back from a tough week,” said coach Geron. “We were patient on offense and defended the paint and rebounded well on defense. I was proud of the way we played and our execution on both ends of the floor.”

New Albany (2-6) was lead by the Knights as Jessica Knight, who had 12 points, and Brittany Knight, who had 10. The duo also hit a total of seven 3s between them.



Castle            13 11 8 5—37

New Albany 15 16 3 6—40 

    Castle scoring: Hunt 8, Zilika 7, Hampton 7, Kaiser 5, Stowe 4, Saiko 4, Barker 2. 

    New Albany scoring: Jessica Knight 12, Brittany Knight 10, Lauren Camm 5, Jenna Shine 5, Marrisa Jones 4, Brianne Nixon 2, Aaliyah Bell 2.

    3-point: New Albany 9 (J. Knight 4, B. Knight 3, Jones, Shine). 

    Free Throws: Castle 13-16, New Albany 5-15,

    Rebounds: Castle 14, New Albany 20.

    Assists: Castle 5, New Albany 12.

    Steals: Castle 1, New Albany 4.

    Next: New Albany (2-6) vs. Hamilton Southeastern (North Central Tournament, first round), Thursday.



The Borden Braves continued their perfect season with a 34-point victory over Medora (1-8) on Saturday.

The Class A No. 12 Braves are 8-0 for the first time since 2002-03.

“Our defense led the way again to help us get the early lead,” Borden coach Terry Rademacher said. “We passed the ball well and were able to get a lot of players involved in the offense.”

Borden had three players score in double-figures, led by Natalie Reudinger’s team-high 14. Riley Schindler added 13 while Carson Casey scored 10 in the triumph.



Borden            16 21 15 13—65

Medora              6   6   7 12—31

    Borden scoring: Natalie Ruedinger 14, Riley Schindler 13, Carson Casey 10, Abby Ellis 8, Sarah Hurst 7, Taylor Streander 4, Paige Schindler 4, Cassy Goodridge 3, Kristen Nestor 2.

    Medora scoring: Ashley Lambert 16, Monika Bevers 9, Kylee King 4, Jadelyn Dean 2. 

    3-point field goals: Borden 0; Medora 1 (Bevers). 

    Next: Borden (8-0) hosts Salem (2-8), Jan. 4 (makeup game).



Silver Creek came up just short of pulling out the come-from-behind win against Brownstown Central on Saturday before falling 57-48.

“We need to sustain effort and focus over the course of 32 minutes,” Dragon coach Scott Schoen said. “I thought we competed for 28 minutes.”

Silver Creek allowed Brownstown to outscore them in the first three quarters heading into the fourth quarter down 49-32.

The Dragons rallied in the fourth, scoring 16 points and holding Brownstown to just eight.

Silver Creek had three players — Bailee Popp, Kelsi Scott and Alexis Barnett — finish win nine points each for the Dragons. 



Brownstown            16 10 23   8—57

Silver Creek            10   8 14 16—48

    Brownstown scoring: Goedecker 2, Rieckers 7, Booher 13, Ebbing 15, Wehmiller 8, Lorenzo 4, Reynolds 4, Wischmeir 4.

    Silver Creek scoring: Baxter 5, Popp 9, Barnett 9, Martin 3, Knies 8, Toby 5, Scott 9.

    3-point: Brownstown 3 (Booher 2, Ebbing); Silver Creek 3 (Knies 2, Martin).

    Free Throws: Brownstown 7-12, Silver Creek 11-13.

    Next: Silver Creek (2-5, 1-3 MSC) vs. Columbus East (Southwestern Rumble on the River, first round), Thursday.




In a combined meet, the host Highlnders’ boys and girls overwhelmed the competition to easily win the Floyd Central Invitational on Saturday.

The Highlanders combined for 1,230 points, over 700 more than runner-up Meade County (Ky.).

The Highlanders six 10 meet records, six by the girls and four by the boys.

“We had a great meet,” Floyd coach Joe Perkins said. “We’ve had two great meets in a row heading into Christmas training. I am very pleased with how our kids have responded to our training and meet preparation.”

Marc McCormick, Noble Guyon and Eli Anderson each won four times for the Highlander boys.

Meg Taylor and Layah Jones and Maryn Meldrum won four races apiece for the Floyd girls. Meldrum, Jessica Pinnick and Kelsey Pinnick finished 1-2-3 in the 200 individual medley, while Layah Jones, Jessica Pinnick and Anna Lowney took the top three spots in the 100 backstroke.

In the day’s final event, both 400 freestyle relay teams broke meet records.

Silver Creek, which finished ninth as a team, was led by a pair of Drew DeWitt sixth-place finishes. Charlestown’s top finisher was Mary Hoff, who came in sixth in the 500 freestyle and ninth in the 100 breaststroke. Allie Orberson led the way for Providence with a 14th-place finish in the 50 free.



    Team scores: Floyd Central 1,230, Meade County (Ky.) 484, Southwestern 416, Corydon Central 378, North Harrison 353, Scottsburg 350, Salem 325, Switzerland County 221, Silver Creek 186, Charlestown 65, Providence 53, Sacred Heart (Ky.) 50, Lanesville 39, Trinity Lutheran 37.

    Floyd Central girls winners: 200 medley relay — Layah Jones, Lauren Batliner, Caitlin Davenport, Jessica Ingram, 2:01.11; 200 freestyle — Meg Taylor 1:58.21*;  200 individual medley — Maryn Melrum 2:19.03; 100 butterfly — Jones 1:05.50; 100 free — Amy McCormick 56.43*; 500 free — Taylor 5:12.15*; 200 free relay — Meldrum, McCormick, Ingram, Taylor 1:43.87; 100 backstroke — Jones 1:04.39; 100 breaststroke — Meldrum 1:11.12; 400 free relay — Taylor, McCormick, Jones, Meldrum 3:52.82*.

    Floyd Central boys winners: 200 medley relay — Eli Anderson, Noble Guyon, Brendon Smith, Colin Lyell, 1:44.46*; 200 freestyle — Marc McCormick 1:52.69; 200 individual medley — Guyon 2:09.56; 50 free — Lyell 22.65; 100 butterfly — Smith 56.84; 100 free — Anderson 49.59*; 500 free — McCormick 4:59.09*; 200 free relay — Guyon, Lyell, Nathan Manias, McCormick 1:32.64; 100 backstroke — Anderson 56.22; 100 backstroke — Guyon 1:05.97; 400 free relay — Anderson, Manias, McCormick, Smith 3:24.97.

* Meet record