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Lady Panther hoops news and notes

Tradition continues
Corydon Central improved its collection of girls’ basketball postseason trophies by one with the victory over Scottsburg.
The Lady Panthers won their first sectional during the 1977-78 campaign while the one picked up Saturday is the 17th overall.
Scottsburg entered with 15 sectional titles and threatened to even the mark for the most prestigious program within the sectional. North Harrison (11 sectionals) and Charlestown (10 sectionals) have been historically strong in the girls’ basketball tournament, as well.
Corydon Central will seek its third regional title, the first since the 2004-05 team went on to win the program’s only semi-state.
Skipper Michael Uhl, in his 15th season, has been the head coach for seven of Corydon Central’s sectional titles.
About Bosse
Evansville Bosse (18-6), coached by Andre Thomas, plays in the Southern Indiana Athletic Conference, where it finished behind Evansville Mater Dei and Castle in team standings.
In the Mount Vernon Sectional, the Bulldogs defeated No. 11 Mount Vernon (44-39), Boonville (64-52) and No. 11 Princeton (67-57).
Similar to Corydon Central, Bosse is stout with girls’ basketball tradition, winning 11 sectionals, seven regionals and one semi-state.
They are led by 5-foot-3 senior point guard Janisha Lindsey, who averages 18.8 points per game. She also averages 8.4 assists and 6.3 steals.
Juniors Jasmine Washington (5-7) averages 13.9 points, and 5-9 Dejianna Butler averages 11.4 points and 8.8 rebounds. Teammate Jalisha Swopes, also a junior, scores 10.1 per game.
As a team, Bosse averages 59.4 points and gives up 51.7 over the course of 24 contests.
Corydon Central and Bosse share one common opponent ‘ New Albany. Both were victors, Corydon Central 59-48 and Bosse 57-41.
Saturday will also be the first meeting between the programs.
On a streak
To say the Lady Panthers (19-5) have been on a roll is an understatement. Since the turn of the calendar year, Corydon Central has won 11 consecutive games.
It started with a one-point win at Eastern (Pekin) and has carried over to the postseason.
Of Corydon Central’s five losses, four teams won their respective sectionals ‘ Bedford North Lawrence (4A), Austin (2A), Sullivan (2A) and Vincennes Rivet (A). The Lady Panthers avenged the fifth loss Saturday when they eliminated Scottsburg.
A big part of the success has been defense, as they have yielded 36.2 points per game during the streak. They have only given up 50-plus points in two games this season (one of those was to undefeated 4A No. 2-ranked BNL).
Game info, tickets and T-shirts
Corydon Central will head to familiar territory for the Brownstown Central Regional, a floor it won on on Jan. 26. The Lady Braves, however, were eliminated by Corydon Central Friday.
It is the second year that Brownstown Central has hosted the regional due to Jasper’s gymnasium collapse in 2011.
Saturday’s two-game regional will kick off at 10:30 a.m. when the Lady Panthers square off against Evansville Bosse. They will be followed by No. 7 Rushville (20-3) taking on Jasper (15-9) at approximately 12:30 p.m. Winners will return to play at 7:30 p.m. Doors will open one hour prior to game times.
The one-game semi-state will take place at either Richmond or Bedford-North Lawrence on Feb. 23.
At the gate, tickets are $7 per session, $10 for both sessions.
Advanced tickets are on sale at the Corydon Central athletic office. Passes are $10 and are good for both sessions. They will be on sale during school hours until noon Friday.
Sectional T-shirts are also on sale for $10 ($12 for 2XL, 3XL).
Corydon Central’s games will be streamed online at www.ihigh.com/corydonathletics.

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