Corydon buries Brownstown, 75-44
Visiting Brownstown had barely broken a sweat just a minute into the game, but by then the varsity basketball team had found itself trailing, 12-2.
And it would get worse.
A lot worse.
Host Corydon Central hit its first seven shots of the game ‘ including the six three-pointers ‘ in a 75-44 whitewashing of the Lady Braves.
Senior guard Megan Bates pumped in 22 points and hit six threes as the Lady Panthers, ranked third in this week’s Class 3A coaches poll, posted the big Mid-Southern Conference win.
Classmate Stannye Wolfe added 16 and Megan Greer scored 12 as well.
Bates started the rout by hitting a three, which was followed by another three by Greer, which was followed by a three by Hoehn; and a three by Greer, and two more threes by Bates.
Senior Brooke South tossed in a deuce on an inbounds play to give the hosts their first two-point try and a 20-6 lead.
By the time the opening period came to a close, Corydon Central was up, 30-9, and Brownstown had coughed the ball up 10 times.
The Lady Panthers continued to pour on the steam in the second stanza, leading 47-17 at the intermission.
Corydon was 17-27 from the field in the first half and a sizzling 9-14 on treys.
For the game, the Lady Panthers shot 27 of 53 (50.9 percent).
The club was 10-18 on threes, 11-18 at the stripe and committed 13 turnovers to Brownstown’s 25.
The Lady Panthers (17-1, 7-0 Mid-Southern Conference) won the battle on the glass, 31-26.
Brownstown was 6-15 shooting in the first half and 11-28 in the second (17-43 overall).
The Lady Braves (12-7, 5-2) struggled from both lines, hitting 3-10 on threes and 7-13 on frees.
Cassidy Lambring led the visitors with 13 points.
Corydon Central closes out the regular season at home with Senior Night against Clarksville.
A win would give the Lady Panthers a perfect 8-0 mark in league play for an outright conference championship while a loss against the 12-8 Lady Generals would give Scottsburg a share of the title.