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Panthers tip Paoli to end slide

Corydon Central’s boys basketball team ended one of the longest losing streaks recent history on Friday night, dispatching Paoli by a margin of 64-54.
R.J. West hit for a season high 18 points for the Panthers and Matt Key matched his season’s best effort with eight points.
Lucas Taylor scored 14 and Ryan Herndon put in 10 in the victory.
The first and final quarters turned out to be the deciding factor, with Corydon outscoring the visitors by 11 points, 42-31.
In a make-up game at Brownstown on Saturday, the host club used a 22-8 run in the third period to pull away for a 59-39 victory.
Herndon scored 16 and Billy Saulman had six points, with both matching season-high outputs.
Last night at Charlestown, Corydon dropped another game into the win column with a 70-58 victory.
Jared Ashton scored 18 for the Panthers, followed by Taylor’s 13, Saulman’s nine points, Herndon’s eight and Eric Haub’s seven.
Corydon hit 25 of 41 from the field against the Pirates, who were without the services of star player Alex Hall (shoulder injury).
The Panthers look to continue their winning ways this Friday in a league battle against Eastern.
— Lanesville shredded Christian Academy last week, 58-23.
Chris VanHoose led the Eagles with 22 points, Evan Bridges scored 10 and Matthew Beckman matched his season high with 10 points as well.
The Eagles face off against New Washington on Friday at home before hitting the road on Saturday to square off against sectional power Restoration Christian.
— North Harrison bounced West Washington on Friday, then lost to Madison on Saturday.
In the 49-39 win over the Senators, Cory Beach scored 19 and Troy Eveslage and Jon Couts each posted eight points apiece.
Josh Kidd and Zach Janes were the only two Cougars able to reach double figures against Madison.
Janes scored 14 and Kidd 13 as North hit just 20 of 59 shots from the field.
The Cougars look to bounce back at rival Crawford County on Friday.

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