Generals win third straight

By KEVIN HARRIS

kharris@news-tribune.net

The Clarksville girls’ basketball team picked up its third straight win Thursday night as they defeated visiting Austin, 57-39.

Jackie Derick scored 13 points and Alex Spainhour chipped in 11 for Clarksville. Leading scorer Kristen Martin shook off early foul trouble to add 10 in the victory.

“I’m pretty pleased with everyone on my team,” said Clarksville coach Troy Mitchell. “I thought we all played very well.”

Mitchell lauded the effort of two freshmen, Candice James and Amy Bisinger, who came off the bench to contribute heavily to the win.

“They scored 12 points between them and gave us tremendous energy on defense,” Mitchell said. “It was a solid night for our whole team.”

Clarksville is off until Thursday when it will open against Providence in the first round of the Charlestown Holiday Tournament.

• Mustangs roll past West Washington: Host New Washington won for the third time in the last four games with a 57-25 victory over West Washington.

Callie Burgin paced the Mustangs (7-5) with 19 points and seven rebounds. Teammates Jillian Charlet and Ashley Nugent scored 12 and eight points, respectively.

New Washington led 24-14 at halftime and 43-20 at the end of the third quarter.

“We kind of came out slow on defense, but we picked it up in the second half,” Mustangs coach Michelle Ricks said.

New Washington will host Christian Academy of Indiana Monday.

• Henryville falls in holiday tournament: The Hornets lost in the first round of the Henryville Holiday Tournament to Class A No. 10 South Central, 64-36.

Maggie Gilstrap led the Hornets (4-6) with 11 points, shooting 9-of-9 from the free-throw line. She also had five rebounds.

Also for Henryville, Hannah Schott tallied seven points, Tosha Embry had five, and Ericka Runyon made two assists.

Three-and-a-half minutes into the game, Henryville only trailed 5-2. But the Rebels scored 16 unanswered points to go up 21-2 at the end of the first quarter.

“We were holding our own and doing things correct. We just couldn’t hit shots,” Hornets coach Brian Guernsey said about the start of the game. “As the quarter went on, we just got kind of frustrated and got our heads down a little bit.”

Henryville will face Borden in the consolation game on Saturday. The Braves lost to Lanesville in the other first-round game.



Swimming

• Jeff girls, boys prevail at Floyd: The Jeffersonville girls’ and boys’ teams each won in dual-meet action at Floyd Central.

The Red Devil girls defeated the Highlanders, 97-89, while the Jeff boys prevailed 109-74.

In the girls’ meet, Jeff’s Ariel Martin and Sarah Empson picked up two individual victories apiece. Martin took first place in the 200-yard freestyle and the 100 butterfly. Empson won both the 50 and 100 freestyles.

For the Highlanders, Janelle Nassim prevailed in the 200 individual medley and 100 breaststroke.

In the boys’ meet, Brad Rissler was the only Red Devils swimmer to win two individual races. He took first in the 100 butterfly and the 500 freestyle. Floyd’s Matt Brandenstein prevailed in the 200 IM and 100 breaststroke.

Both Jeff teams will travel to Hamilton Southeastern on Saturday. Both Floyd squads will visit Jasper on Saturday.



Wrestling

• Floyd downs Providence: The Highlanders defeated Providence at the Robert I. Larkin Center, 69-8. The Pioneers won two matches, which were Carl Schenck at 215 pounds and Eean Huffman at 275.

“They could be one of the best teams we will see this year,” Providence coach Phil Cook said about Floyd. “They bumped a couple of their kids around to score as much as they could against us. We had our opportunities in a couple of matches and let it slip away. That is the way it goes when you are freshmen and sophomores. You got to learn your lessons the hard way.”

Both teams will return to action Saturday. The Highlanders will wrestle in the New Castle Invitational, while the Pioneers will compete in the Jeff Classic.

• Red Devils thump Corydon: On Wednesday, Jeff won 10 individual matches to beat Corydon in a dual meet at Johnson Arena, 57-19.

The Red Devils’ Evon Russell and Jake Gibson each extended their winning streaks to 16 matches. Russell prevailed by pin at 119, while Gibson won by pin at 275.

Also winning for Jeff (10-6) were Jon Reed (103), Alex Bailey (125), Dominique Smith (130), Rob Ferguson (135), Andrew Kelly (140), Andrew Logsdon (152), Thomas Bonner (189) and Kyle Kimberlin (215).

“Our kids have to keep learning that wrestling is about learning responsibilities and developing a competitive mindset,” Red Devils coach Danny Struck said. “If they keep developing in these areas, we are going to have a very successful season.”

The Devils will host the Jeff Classic Saturday.

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