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Treys lead Eastern over CC

Treys lead Eastern over CC
Treys lead Eastern over CC
Corydon Central’s Taylor Frederick drives by Eastern’s (Pekin) Jocelyn Mousty to score two of her team-high 20 points. Photo by Brian Smith (click for larger version)

The post players from Eastern (Pekin) can be a force with 5-9 Krista Roberts and Ball State University signee 6-3 Jocelyn Mousty.
The Lady Musketeers, however, hit from the outside, sinking seven first-half 3-pointers, leading to a 61-49 victory at Corydon Central Thursday night.
With Eastern leading 16-9 after the first quarter, five second-quarter triples fell through the net. Many of the treys came at inopportune times for the Lady Panthers.
Following a Katie Ernstberger 3-pointer to put Eastern up 26-11, Corydon Central’s Marie Rothrock hit a left-side 3. Taylor Frederick, who finished with a game-best 20 points, hit a pair of free throws to bring Corydon Central within 11.
Eastern then nailed a three via Brooke Rodewig. Frederick answered with consecutive field goals to make the deficit 10. Eastern’s response? Another three, this time from Kaylyn Rodewig. Donnelle Rogers added the final trey toward the end of the half, giving Eastern a 38-22 edge.
‘They were 7 of 10, but it wasn’t that,’ Corydon Central coach Michael Uhl said. ‘We talked about being the most aggressive team on the floor from the opening tip. We didn’t do that. We talked again at halftime about giving ourselves a chance. It wasn’t that we weren’t playing hard, but no one wanted to go to the ball or make that extra attack. That is what got us behind, and you can’t do that against good teams.’
Corydon Central began the second half with a 4-0 run, with points coming from Rothrock and Frederick.
Cut to a 38-26 game, Eastern roared forward with a 12-2 run to go comfortably ahead.
Aly Chambers provided a fourth-quarter spark for the Lady Panthers, providing six points as the Lady Panthers made a push. She made good on a pair of free throws with 1:34 to go to make it 56-47. Following Eastern’s Emily Newcomb sinking a single free throw, Corydon Central cut the lead to eight with 1:20 to play with a Frederick field goal.
That, however, would be the final points from Corydon Central.
‘I don’t think the play was any better, but we weren’t always back on our heels,’ Uhl said of the second half. ‘It showed when we made little runs.’
Frederick came off the bench for 20 points and seven rebounds.
‘The depth is starting to be a plus,’ Uhl said. ‘We’re getting good things out of Rachel (Deaton) and others. We’ve only got a month to get it all put together and, hopefully, that’s going to happen.’
Rogers hit three 3-pointers for the game and led the Lady Musketeers with 15 points. Roberts added 14 points, while Mousty had nine.
‘You have to pick your poison,’ Uhl said. ‘The Roberts girl averages 15 inside, and Mousty is a Division I player. They had others hit shots, too.’
Rothrock closed the game with 10 points. Reagan Mosley and Deaton added four points apiece.
The Lady Panthers will play at Madison on Saturday at 1:30 p.m. then host rival North Harrison at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday.