Brown Co. similar to Panthers
Corydon Central plays Brown County Saturday at about noon in the second game of the Class 3A Washington Regional at the famed Hatchet House. The second game will be preceded by the Heritage Hills-Sullivan matchup at 10 a.m.
The final will tip off at 8 p.m.
When it comes to looking at Brown County’s roster, two things stick out. First, the starting five and the first man off the bench are all seniors. Second, much like Corydon Central, balance and guard play is the name of the game for the Eagles.
Leading the way for the 12-9 ball club is Brett Miller, a 6-0 senior forward who averages 13.5 points an outing. The next leading scorer comes off the bench in the form of 6-0 senior Cole Smith (12.3 ppg.).
Rounding out the starting five are 6-2 forward Josh Eddins (8.5), 6-4 center Brian Williams (5.5), and guards Craig Hoskins (5-8, 10.5) and Jeff Mayfield (6-1, 5.5).
Other substitutes who log plenty of minutes for Brown County include 5-10 sophomore Jordan Hawley (9.5) and 5-11 junior Justin Mollo (4.0). The tallest player on the roster is 6-6 senior Craig Reeve.
The guard-oriented team favors an up-tempo style and likes to shoot the three-ball, said Corydon coach Randy Gianfagna.
Brown County’s 69-66 double-overtime sectional victory over Greencastle was the team’s first championship since 1976.
The only common opponent between Corydon and Brown County is Brownstown, which defeated Corydon 66-63 on Nov. 29, and Brown County 53-50 on Jan. 24.
The Eagles average 61 points a game and give up 62.5 while the Panthers put in 66.8 and give up 57.9.
Regional tickets on sale this week
Washington 3A Regional tickets will be on sale from 8 to 4 p.m. today and Thursday and from 8 to noon on Friday.
The cost is $9 for a season ticket and seats are not reserved.
Be careful where you park
Washington law enforcement intends to maintain proper parking order around the Hatchet House for the public’s safety.
Announcement of violators will not be made during the games. After games, if you cannot locate your vehicle, call the Washington P.D. at 254-4410 describing your vehicle or license plate number and the operator on duty will advise you which towing service has your vehicle.
The school administration has authorized the Washington Police Department to strictly enforce all parking regulations pertaining to the school property.
Some of the main violations are: parking on painted yellow lines either near fire hydrants or intersections, parking in violation of posted warning signs, parking across or on sidewalks, parking between street barricades obviously designating ‘No Parking’ zones, parking in alleys or blocking driveways or entrances to parking lots.