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CC girls fall in title game; Jeff bombs Panthers

Corydon Central’s girls basketball team was turned back by Jennings County in the championship game of the Jennings County Tournament on Dec. 30, 50-47.
Lady Panther senior Dana Beaven, who fouled out with five minutes left in the game, finished with 10 points, with junior sharpshooting guard Megan Bates stepping up for 19.
Fellow juniors Stannye Wolfe and Megan Greer chipped in six points apiece.
Courtney Simpson paced Jennings County with 20 points and Abbey Kirchner scored 18.
Jennings County held a 14-7 lead at the end of the first period, but Corydon was able to tie it at 29-all heading into the final eight minutes.
The Lady Panthers dismantled Cincinnati Harmony in the opening game of the tourney, 91-23.
–Jeffersonville outscored visiting Corydon Central 31-9 in the second quarter and was never challenged in a convincing 95-52 win last Tuesday.
A couple of runs by each team highlighted the first quarter: Corydon started with a 7-2 spurt, which was followed by a 7-0 explosion by Jeff, which was counted by a 9-0 streak by the Panthers, which was answered by a 13-0 run by the hosts.
By the end of the first, the Devils (3-4) held a 22-16 lead.
Any hope Corydon (1-5) had of staying in the game were quickly dashed in the second quarter, however.
Jeffersonville eased out to a 35-25 lead and then held the visitors without a field goal over the final 4:51 of the first half. By the time intermission rolled around, the Red Devils had doubled-up Corydon, 53-25.
Lucas Taylor scored 13 for the Panthers and Ryan Herndon put in 11.
Corydon shot 50 percent from the field (21 of 42) while Jeffersonville, which was led by Josh Nall’s 16 points, dropped in 60 percent of its shots (39 of 65).
The Devils thrashed the visitors on the boards, 37-15.
Corydon Central returns to action at home against Floyd Central on Friday night.
— The North Harrison Lady Cats went 0-3 in the Southwestern (Hanover) Holiday Tournament on Dec. 30-31.
North Harrison opened play against No. 5-ranked (Class 3A) Franklin County and fell by 12, 60-48. In the second round,
North was clipped by Jasper, 56-28. Mater Dei dropped the Lady Cats in the final bout, 68-40.
North Harrison hosts Providence on Thursday in a 6 p.m. tipoff.