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February 26, 2014 | 11:33 AM
In Southern Indiana, the tradition of boys' basketball starts with New Albany and Jeffersonville. For the first time since the 1928-29 season, Corydon Central pulled off the feat of beating both clubs in the same season.
Using a big second half, Corydon Central came away with a 63-48 victory over visiting Jeffersonville last Tuesday. The win improved the Class 3A No. 4 Panthers to 16-2.
The Panthers were held to seven points in the second quarter versus the Red Devils, allowing Jeffersonville to lead 27-24 at the half. The second half, however, belonged to Corydon Central. The Panthers would lead by a couple of points after three quarters before pulling away late.
Bronson Kessinger had a big game for Corydon Central, scoring 20 points while pulling down 12 rebounds. He also had a pair of blocks. Teammate Timothy Wiseman knocked down three of four 3-pointers, leading to 19 points to go with his four rebounds and three steals.
Also reaching double figures was Brayden Lander with 13 points on six of 11 shooting, along with four rebounds.
Dishing out the high number of assists was Tommy Wiseman with eight. He also had five boards, three steals and three points.
Leading the way for Jeffersonville was Drew Ellis with 28 points.
Corydon Central's last win against Jeffersonville came in 2006-07 (66-62).
Although the all-time series against Jeffersonville (9-72) and New Albany (13-91) isn't the prettiest, the Panthers have pulled off the double previously. This season, Corydon Central defeated New Albany, 64-60, on Dec. 14.
Holding the Red Devils to 48 points was the fewest by a Corydon Central defense since Jeffersonville won 44-42 in the 1951-52 season.
The last time Corydon Central beat both in the same season was in 1928-29 when the Panthers beat Jeffersonville 34-18 and New Albany 26-25. Coached by J.C. Rice, the Panthers lost a second meeting to both teams in the season.
Pulled off in consecutive seasons, Corydon Central did the double in 1927-28 by handling Jeffersonville, 30-21, and New Albany, 42-37, in double overtime. Similar to the 1928-29 campaign, Jeff and New Albany won a second meeting that same season.
Jeffersonville 14 13 11 10 – 48
Corydon Central 17 7 17 22 – 63
Jeffersonville (9-10) – Ellis 26, Williams 13, Hudson 4, Sims 4, Dale 1.
Corydon Central (16-2) – Kessinger 20, Ti. Wiseman 19, Lander 15, Fredrick 6, To. Wiseman 3.
3-point goals – Jeffersonville 4 (Ellis 4); Corydon Central 3 (Ti. Wiseman 3).