Beaven’s 30 points power CC past South
Corydon Central senior Dana Beaven hit 14 of 15 shots from the field to power her club past a gritty South Central squad last Tuesday night, 67-51.
The Lady Panthers, who are ranked 8th in the latest Indiana Coaches of Girls Sports Association Class 3A poll, led by five at the intermission, 34-29, and put the game away in the third period by outscoring the Lady Rebels, 17-8.
Beaven, who has signed to play basketball next season at Bellarmine University, notched 18 of her 30 in the first half.
The Lady Panthers (8-1) won’t see action again until the Jennings County Tournament on Dec. 30.
Beaven had 11 points in the opening period, and junior guard Megan Bates knocked down a pair of threes in the second quarter to give the hosts a 34-29 lead at the half.
Junior forward Stannye Wolfe chalked up 10 of her 13 points in the third period, where Corydon took a 51-37 lead.
Wolfe chalked up nine rebounds and seven assists to cap a nice all-around game. Bates finished with 14 points.
For South Central, senior guard Samantha Troutman bombed seven three-pointers. She scored 17 of her team-high 23 points in the first half.
Lady Rebel freshman Brittany Schoen scored 13 and Sarah Pease added six in the losing effort.
‘I thought our post defense and rebounding was as good as it’d been all year,’ South coach Randall Schoen said ‘Beaven wound up with 30, but she’s probably going to get 30 on us every time we play because we can’t contain her.
We were hoping to contain their guard play a little better than we did. I think Bates stepped up for 14 or 16 and she probably wound up hurting us more than anyone.
‘I couldn’t fault our effort at all. At one point late in the game we had the lead cut to three and we just couldn’t get up and over the hump against them. They were just too big and too physical and it wore us down.’
Corydon, which out-rebounded South, 29-22, shot a sizzling 24 of 38 (63.2 percent) on field goals.
South went 17 of 48 (35.4 percent) from the field, hit 10 of 31 threes and dropped in seven of 10 free throw tries.