After being tied at halftime, Jeffersonville’s girls’ basketball team pulled away from Class 3A No. 5 Madison on Thursday at Salm Gymnasium to earn a 42-36 victory. The Red Devils move into a second-place tie in the Hoosier Hills Conference with the Cubs.
The win also helped Class 4A No. 2 and defending state champion Bedford North Lawrence clinch its third straight conference championship.
Haley Vogen led the Red Devils with 16 points and 10 rebounds. Aurreeshae Hines added 11 points, including three 3-pointers in the victory.
Whitney Wynn led the Cubs with 10 points. Macky Hecox added nine in the defeat.
Jeffersonville (14-5, 4-2 HHC) will host Seymour on Tuesday. The Owls are a half-game behind Jeff and Madison after a 63-55 win over New Albany on Thursday.
JEFFERSONVILLE 42, MADISON 36
Jeffersonville 10 12 7 13—42
Madison 12 10 4 10—36
Jeffersonville scoring: Chelsea Lewis 2, Taylor Sykes 7, Haley Vogen 16, Aurreeshae Hines 11, Makenzi Johnson 6.
Madison scoring: Jones 3, Thurnall 3, Crozier 8, Wynn 10, Hecox 9, Falconberry 3.
3-point field goals: Jeffersonville (Hines 3, Johnson 2, Sykes); Madison 3 (Jones, Thurnall, Falconberry).
BRAVES RIP SHOALS
Class A No. 11 Borden improved to 13-2 overall with an easy 50-33 victory over Shoals on Thursday.
The visiting Braves used an 18-5 advantage in the second quarter for a 28-10 halftime lead and cruised to their fifth win in six games.
“We got out to a good lead early and spread playing time around,” Borden coach Terry Rademacher said.
Abby Ellis had a game-high 16 points for the Braves. Carson Casey added 12 and Taylor Streander finished with nine in the triumph.
BORDEN 50, SHOALS 33
Borden 10 18 18 4—50
Shoals 5 5 14 9—33
Borden scoring: Abby Ellis 16, Carson Casey 12, Taylor Streander 9, Natalie Ruedinger 5, Shelby Kirchgessner 4, Riley Schindler 4.
Shoals scoring: C. Sanders 14, Harder 7, Hawkins 6, E. Bratton 4, K. Sanders 2.
3-point field goals: Borden 1 (Ellis); Shoals 3 (C. Sanders 2, Harder).
Free throws: Borden 7-14, Shoals 2-7.
Next: Borden (13-2) at South Central, Saturday.
MUSTANGS WIN SECOND STRAIGHT
New Washington won its second Southern Athletic Conference contest in three days with an easy 47-32 win over visiting Lanesville on Thursday.
The Mustangs (9-8, 2-2 SAC) ran out to a 19-2 lead after one quarter and a 23-9 halftime advantage.
Once again, New Wash was led by Ashley Johnson, who finished with 18 points. Courtney Amick added 11 in the victory.