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Panthers’ offense struggles with FC

Floyd Central was dominant on the glass and took advantage of an off-shooting night by Class 3A No. 5 Corydon Central to take a 51-41 victory Friday night.
Twelve offensive boards, along with out-rebounding Corydon Central 39-24, helped the Highlanders cash in on second chances.
On the offensive end, Corydon Central shot 31 percent, including four of 15 from beyond the arc. Bronson Kessinger (14 points) and Timothy Wiseman (12 points) were the lone Panthers in double-figure scoring.
‘We really struggled offensively,’ Corydon Central coach Jamie Kolkmeier said. ‘Floyd is a very good team that played exceptionally hard and did a great job of defending us. They are athletic and have a great deal of talent. They were the more aggressive team and brought a great deal of extra effort.’
Kolkmeier said his team defended well at times but gave up too many second chances.
‘They have really good size up front, but their aggression and continual willingness to go after the ball were bigger factors,’ he said of Floyd Central.
J.C. Kinnaird led Floyd Central in scoring with 20 points, going six of 13 from the field. Myles Ervin had 12 points.
‘We have some offensive talent but must improve at utilizing our individual skill while still executing an offensive game plan,’ Kolkmeier said. ‘Additionally, some of our players other than Bronson and Timothy must be ready to shoot in position and become threats.’
Corydon Central went 17 possessions in a row to end the first quarter and into the second quarter without scoring.
‘Hopefully, we can use this as a great learning experience,’ Kolkmeier said. ‘Taking nothing away from Floyd Central, they are a very good team and played really well, but we want to improve and be able to beat good teams like them. We have to have success in our league and tournament.’
Corydon Central will play at Clarksville on Friday then return home to face Crawford County on Saturday.

Floyd Central 16 7 12 16 ‘ 51
Corydon Central 7 8 4 22 ‘ 41
Floyd Central (6-2) ‘ Kinnaird 20, Ervin 12, Sturgeon 7, Hudson 4, Crum 3, Kimm 2, Mehling 2, Lewis 1.
Corydon Central (7-3) ‘ Kessinger 14, Wiseman 12, Crawford 8, Simler 4, Frederick 3.
3-point goals ‘ Floyd Central 3 (Kinnaird 2, Ervin); Corydon Central 4 (Wiseman 2, Crawford 2).