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Area teams open girls’ hoops season

Around Harrison County, several girls’ basketball teams saw their first action of the regular season over the weekend. Corydon Central picked up its first win, beating Perry Central on Friday.
South Central and Lanesville faced formidable opponents on Saturday. The Lady Rebels dropped their opener to Class 3A No. 3 Evansville Memorial, while Lanesville struggled against Salem.
Corydon wins opener
Corydon Central picked up its first win of the season on the road, defeating Perry Central 62-50 on Friday.
The Lady Panthers fell behind early but were able to rally back to put away the Lady Commodores. Solid shooting from the floor helped propel Corydon Central, hitting 8-of-14 3-pointers.
Meghan Bussabarger led Corydon Central with 20 points and seven rebounds. Jenna Keinsley contributed 12 points, five assists and four steals. Katie Hayes and Shawna Kopp each added six points. As a team, the Lady Panthers forced 20 turnovers and also had 15 team assists.
Hilarie Hahus reached double-figure scoring for Perry Central with 17 points.
Corydon Central hosts its home opener Friday against Charlestown at 7:30 p.m. On Saturday, the Lady Panthers travel to New Albany for a 7:30 p.m. contest.
South Central falls to Memorial
South Central lost at Evansville Memorial 86-63. A program that reached the state finals in 2006, Memorial was an early test on South Central’s schedule.
The Lady Rebels were able to keep it close early, ending the first quarter tied at 13-13. From there, Memorial distanced themselves from visiting South Central.
Junior Whitney Pease led South Central in scoring with 21 points, knocking down five 3-pointers. Sophomore Shelby Miller buried three treys, finishing with 17 points.
Freshman Natalie Cohlmeyer led Memorial in scoring with 23 points.
South Central awaits another tough opponent, Jeffersonville, when the Red Devils visit Elizabeth next Wednesday, Nov. 26, at 7:30 p.m.
Salem hands Lanesville first loss
The Lady Eagles started out the season Friday with a 70-28 loss to visiting Salem. Salem held Lanesville to 10 first-half points, taking a 41-10 edge to the break.
Erin Dorgay led Lanesville in scoring with seven points. Kelly Zollman and Alexis Kerr contributed five points each.
Lanesville starts a five consecutive road game series when the Lady Eagles travel to Christian Academy tomorrow (Thursday) for a 7:30 p.m. tip.