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Weber leads Corydon rout of Clarksville

Weber leads Corydon rout of Clarksville
Weber leads Corydon rout of Clarksville
Corydon Central’s Bailey Orme, center, and Emily Harbaugh (44) rush to trap Clarksville guard Mackenzie Spalding during the first half of the Lady Panthers’ 62-28 win on Saturday afternoon. Photo by Chris Timberlake
Chris Timberlake, Staff Writer, [email protected]

Freshman guard Ava Weber scored 16 points and had five rebounds, three assists and three steals to help lead the Corydon Central Lady Panthers to a decisive 62-28 Mid-Southern Conference win over visiting Clarksville Saturday afternoon.

The Lady Panthers forced their opponents into 23 turnovers, including several during a 25-0 first-half run that turned a 6-3 deficit into a 28-6 cushion.

“We turned them over, got a couple easy buckets and kind of got in the groove a little bit,” said Corydon Central coach Michael Uhl, whose team won for the sixth time in eight games to start the season. “We just got a little bit more active.”

Weber scored six of her points during that first half run. The Lady Panthers also got four points in a span of 15 seconds from senior Emily Harbaugh, a couple of Katie Fessel buckets inside and five points in a 14-second burst by sophomore Autum Anderson.

Grace Erwin, who had five assists for the game, also added a three-pointer during the run.

“When a couple good things happen, then it snowballs for you,” said Uhl. “Bad things happen and it snowballs the other way just as easy.”

Another freshman guard, Bailey Orme, collected six rebounds, scored five points and added four assists to the winning cause as 10 different Lady Panthers tallied in the scoring column.

The Lady Panthers opened a 38-9 lead by halftime and stretched that to 50-13, their largest margin, by the start of the fourth quarter.

Clarksville (1-4) had snapped a 40-game losing streak in its previous contest, a 61-5 victory at Rock Creek Academy on Nov. 19 under first-year head coach Shelby Miller Gliebe.

“We’ve got three days now to get ready and go up to Scottsburg, where I bet we haven’t won three or four games there in the history of the school except for those three sectional games that one year,” said Uhl. “So, it’s going to be a tough place to play Thursday, then we’re at (Silver) Creek on Saturday.

“We’ve got a pretty good test coming up,” he said. “Let’s see if we’re battle tested yet or not.”

Prior to Saturday’s game, Corydon Central honored the 2004-05 Lady Panthers on the 15th anniversary of their Class 3A state finals berth. Several members of the team were on hand as well as coaches and team officials.

Uhl, who is in his 22nd season with the Lady Panthers, was also honored for notching career win No. 300 near the end of last season as several past players joined the coach and the state finalists on the floor during pre-game ceremonies.

“There’s a lot of hard work and sweat that went into that by a lot of people,” said Uhl, “and I just happened to be one of them.”

 

Clarksville                          6    3    4  15 – 28

Corydon Central              24  14 12  12 – 62

Clarksville (1-4) – Miles 13, D. Gaines 6, Winsor 4, Spalding 3, Perez 2.

Corydon Central (6-2) – Weber 16, Anderson 9, Fessel 8, Harbaugh 7, Wolfe 6, Grace 5, Orme 5, Cannon 2, Johnson 2, Russel 2.

3-point goals – Clarksville 1 (Miles 1), Corydon Central 4 (Anderson 1, Grace 1, Orme 1, Wolfe 1).

 

Previously unreported games:

Nov. 23

New Albany                     18    6    4    8 – 36

Corydon Central               6    6  12 16 – 40

New Albany (1-4) – Reed 12, Burke 8, Roland 8, Jackson 4, Trent 4.

Corydon Central (5-2) – Weber 21, Erwin 7, Harbaugh 7, Anderson 3, Fessel 2.

3-point goals – New Albany 2 (Burke 1, Roland 1), Corydon Central 1 (Grace 1).

 

Nov. 22

Corydon Central                11   7    8  10 – 36

Charlestown                           9    8  19 15 – 51

Corydon Central (4-2) – Wolfe 11, Weber 10, Grace 5, Anderson 4, Fessel 3, Orme 2, Willoughby 1.

Charlestown (1-3) – Watson 13, Biscardi 12, Cochran 12, King 6, Chester 3, McCoy 3, Crace 2.

3-point goals – Corydon Central 2 (Wolfe 2), Charlestown 7 (Biscardi 2, Cochran 2, Chester 1, McCoy 1, Watson 1).

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