CC downs Stars in sloppy affair
Corydon Central out-slugged Bedford-North Lawrence on the hardwood Saturday, 57-46.
Lady Panther seniors Stannye Wolfe and Megan Greer, along with junior Bethany Shewmaker, each picked up two fouls in the first quarter, but that was of little consequence as the team rolled to an 8-0 lead to start the game.
At the first stop, the hosts were on top, 16-8.
Corydon led by 12 at the intermission, pushed it to 21 in the third quarter but eventually saw the advantage dwindle to 10 in the final eight minutes of a ragged affair.
In the end, however, the Lady Panthers kept their winning streak alive and pulled out the victory.
Senior point guard Jessie Stansbury, who fouled out late, knocked down a pair of three-pointers and led the way for the winners with 17 points, five rebounds and four assists.
‘Yes, she played well but had too many ball-handling mistakes. Partly, because she was tired and had to play way too many minutes because of the fouls,’ Uhl said.
Megan Bates scored 12 points and had a pair of triples before joining Stansbury and Shewmaker on the bench, having fouled out.
Wolfe and Greer each finished with six points, Cheyenne Wright and Brooke South put in four apiece, Shewmaker and Jill Hoehn added three apiece, and Alyssa Orsborn chipped in two points.
‘We got great minutes off of the bench with Bethany, Cheyenne, Jill and Alyssa,’ Uhl said. ‘But, again, that is what we expect. We want solid play out of everyone. Nothing fancy, just solid.’
Corydon was 17 of 42 from the field and hit four of 12 shots from downtown.
The hosts struggled from the foul stripe, hitting just 19 of 35 (including 10-21 in the final quarter). Bedford out-rebounded the Lady Panthers, 39-35.
The Stars (1-3) were held to 11 of 44 shooting (25 percent), hitting one triple in 13 attempts, and sinking 23 of 35 foul shots.
Neither club kept much of a handle on the ball. Corydon coughed it up a season-high 28 times, and Bedford did it 32 times.
Brim was the only Lady Star in double-figures with 15.
For the season, Corydon has forced 73 turnovers (24.3 per game), held its opponents to 28 percent shooting (34-123), and allowed just three goals from downtown (3-36).