Corydon gets win over Scottsburg
Corydon Central raced out to a quick 7-0 start Thursday, eventually pulling away from visiting Scottsburg for a 57-38 win in girls’ basketball action.
The Lady Panther defense kept Scottsburg off the scoreboard for the first 5:20 of the game. Points from Meghan Bussabarger, Jenna Keinsley and Heidi Zimmerman led Corydon Central on the early burst.
Back on defense, the Lady Panthers allowed three points in the first quarter, leading to an 11-3 lead.
‘This week, we had several solid, not great, but solid days of practice,’ said Corydon Central coach Michael Uhl. ‘But obviously we transferred it over to a ball game. Now they know if they do things right in and run the defense right, everything will work.’
In the second quarter, Corydon Central shot the ball with confidence. Bussabarger knocked down three of her seven second-quarter points with a trey to open the period.
The senior wasn’t the only one to catch fire from the outside. Katie Hayes buried a 3-pointer, followed by three consecutive Keinsley long balls. Keinsley’s last trey opened a 30-12 lead late in the quarter.
Scottsburg added a pair of field goals to trail 30-16 at the half.
The outside shots during the first half opened the paint the rest of the game. Bussabarger and Zimmerman put in strong efforts inside, scoring 16 and seven, respectively.
Keinsley had the big night scoring. The junior led the team with 22 points, including her three 3-pointers.
Scottsburg was able to cut the lead to 13 at one point, but that was as close as they could get. The visitors didn’t shoot the ball well from the floor, but Uhl found another area of the Lady Panther defense to work on.
‘We let them get the ball in the paint too easy,’ he said.
Overall, the win was a key one for the team.
‘We got better than we were Saturday,’ Uhl said. ‘I think that was the most important aspect of it.’
In their previous game, Bedford-North Lawrence handled the Lady Panthers and presented problems. Uhl said they played an aggressive defense, running three girls at them during the game.
‘The offense is something we’ve been working on and it showed tonight,’ he said. ‘We didn’t do things well against Bedford, but we worked hard on it this week and it paid off.’
Tia Deaton and Symantha Norton led the Warriorettes in scoring with nine points each.
The win snapped a three-game skid for the Lady Panthers. It also marked their first win in Mid-Southern Conference play.
On Saturday, Corydon Central lost to Jeffersonville 54-33. Keinsley led the Lady Panthers in scoring with 14 points.
Undefeated Austin (5-0) rolls into Corydon tonight (Wednesday) to take on the Lady Panthers at 7:30 p.m. On Saturday, they face another MSC foe in Silver Creek (2-5) at home at 2:30 p.m.
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