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Panthers split Mid-Southern games

Corydon Central was trimmed at the buzzer on Friday night at Eastern, then bounced back with a big win at home on Saturday against Charlestown in a pair of Mid-Southern Conference matchups.
Against Eastern, the Panthers (9-7, 5-2) trailed for much of the affair and had to mount a furious charge in the final eight minutes.
The host Musketeers (10-5, 4-3) held a 17-point lead after three periods before Corydon’s rally.
In the end, however, Eastern’s Cory Love had a put-back just before the final horn to give his club a 60-59 victory.
Love’s bucket gave him 15 points for the night to lead his club.
Corydon Central got 16 points from Calvin Saulman (who went 12-12 at the charity stripe), 14 from Lucas Taylor, 10 from Jared Ashton and 13 from Scott Decker.
Ashton and Saulman knocked down a pair of threes in the loss.
Corydon’s loss to Eastern assured Brownstown Central of the Mid-Southern Conference championship.
The following night, Corydon returned to its friendly confines and roared past Charlestown, 76-47.
Three Panthers reached double-figures in scoring, led by Saulman’s 17, 13 by Decker and 11 from Chad Backherms.
Through the first three periods, the game was much closer than the final score indicates. Charlestown (6-10, 1-6 M.S.C.) trailed 54-40 before the hosts turned on the offense in the fourth quarter.
The Panthers outscored Charlestown over the final eight minutes, 22-7, to pull out the victory.
Corydon Central stays in league play this week as it travels to Austin on Thursday before welcoming one of the top teams in the state ‘ Jeffersonville (15-1) ‘ next Tuesday night.