LHS, SC girls kick off 2005-06 seasons
The girls basketball teams from Lanesville and South Central got a jump on their respective seasons this week in the opening rounds of the fifth-annual Southern Indiana Tip-Off Classic.
The two county rivals, who are in different pools in the eight-team tourney, kicked off the 2005-2005 campaign on Monday night.
At Lanesville, Charlestown (2-0) got an unexpected fight from the upstart Lady Eagles, but came away with a 37-26 victory nonetheless.
LaTonya Lloyd put in 14 points for the Lady Pirates while Lanesville was paced by the 10 points of Allison Horton and eight from Maegan VanHoose.
Lanesville led at the end of the first period, 6-5, but was outscored over the final 24 minutes.
South traveled to Paoli and wasted no time taking control.
The Lady Rebels raced out to a 22-6 lead at the first stop and were up by a 39-18 margin at the half.
Paoli charged back in the fourth quarter, but South was never seriously threatened.
Most of the output for the Lady Rebels came in the form of Austin transfer, junior Karen Deaton.
Deaton pumped in 32 points on the night and hit seven triples.
Brittany Schoen scored 15, Sarah Pease had nine, Jenna Kingsley added seven and Valerie Burnette scored two in the victory.
Senior center Kelsey White kept Paoli (0-2) in it with her 22 points.
Classic play continued last night, with Lanesville bouncing back with a 47-24 defeat of Providence and South sputtering past New Washington, 37-34.
The Lady Eagles led at the intermission, 27-17, then outscored Providence by a 20-7 margin in the second half.
Horton scored 13 for Lanesville (1-1), followed by Heather Schaefer with eight, VanHoose with seven and Brittany Barnickle and Beth Glomb with six apiece.
The Lady Eagles held their own on the glass, grabbing 22 boards to 21 for host Providence. Horton led Lanesville in rebounding with eight.
The Pioneers (0-2) were hampered by 34 turnovers.
In Elizabeth, South hit just 14 of 49 shots, including 2 of 15 from beyond the arc, in its victory.
‘What was the difference between last night and tonight? Pretty simple: our threes weren’t falling,’ South Central coach Randall Schoen said.
Five of the first seven possessions by New Washington (1-1) resulted in a turnover, and that helped the hosts jump out to a 14-7 lead after one period of action.
The Lady Rebels (2-0) added three points on the margin by halftime, 24-14, but things changed in the third period.
The Lady Mustangs hit all three of their shots from 3-point land and held South to just 3-14 shooting. A bucket by Callie Burgin gave the visitors their only lead of the game, 31-29, but Pease tied it going into the fourth quarter with a jumper from the right side.
In a role-reversal, South Central turned up the pressure on its defense and held New Washington to just five shot attempts. The only one that fell for the Lady Mustangs was a deuce by Jillian Charlet with nine seconds remaining to set the score at 37-34.
A three-point try by Kaelin Tuell bounced off the rim at the buzzer.
Schoen led all scorers with 17 points, followed by Deaton and Kingsley with five apiece. Pease and Kaela Orwick added four each.
Play continues on Friday as South travels to Clarksville and Lanesville invades Austin. Final-round action is Saturday with four games (2, 4, 6, 8 p.m.) slated to decide the champion between the two pools.
Hoops preview comes out Nov. 23
Due to the date of the first practice for high school boys teams, The Corydon Democrat and Clarion News Basketball Preview will come out one week later than in past years.
‘Our usual time of production used to give us a full week of basketball practice for the boys teams before the interviews were conducted and the preview went to print,’ said Corydon Democrat Sports Editor Alan Stewart. ‘This year, boys’ coaches were going to be forced to talk about teams that had not even been through first cuts. Rather than put them on the hot seat, we pushed things back a week.’