NH sets ’em up, CC knocks ’em out
Brownstown Central’s girls took two on the chin last week to be toppled from the top of the Mid-Southern Conference standings.
On Thursday the Lady Braves took on North Harrison and on Saturday they battled Corydon Central.
Color the meetings all Harrison County: the Lady Cats edged Brownstown, 54-49, and then Corydon way-laid the Squaws, 71-20.
In the North Harrison game, Brownstown took a 12-9 first quarter lead before the Lady Cats were able to rally to hold a 27-25 advantage at the half.
In probably the most balaced effort offensively this season for North Harrison (15-3, 7-1), junior all-state candidate Tara Miller scored 15 points, followed by 10 points apiece from Morgan Carr, Cassie Milburn and Rachel Cannon, who was making her return to the hardwood after suffering a knee injury earlier last month.
Senior Lindsay Shroyer scored nine points as well.
Kerry Hackman hit six of seven three-point tries and finished with 19 points for Brownstown (11-8, 5-4).
The bad went to worse for the Lady Braves on Saturday.
Corydon Central (16-3, 7-1) roared out to a 20-6 first period lead and pushed it to 31-12 by halftime.
Any glimmer of hope Brownstown had of getting back into the game was quickly washed away as the Lady Panthers blanked the visitors in the third period. That’s right: not a single point.
Corydon wound up cruising to a 71-20 win.
‘We played well on both ends of the floor. We still have lots of things to improve, but we are making progress,’ CC coach Michael Uhl said. ‘I guess you do not think you can do that (hold a team scoreless) to anyone. I just expect to play well on both ends of the floor.’
Sophomore Stannye Wolfe put in 16 points, Megan Greer added 14 and Jessie Stansbury put in 12 in the victory. Megan Bates and Dana Beaven each chipped in eight points and Bethany Shewmaker came off the bench to score six.
Kayla Rieckers led Brownstown with 8 points.
North’s game against Perry Central was postponed to Saturday, and the Lady Cats travel to Eastern on Thursday.
Corydon Central closes out the regular-season slate Thursday at home against Clarksville.
A win by the Lady Panthers and North Harrison over their MSC foes this week locks up a three-way tie with Scottsburg (which beat Brownstown last night) for the league championship.