Floyd Central wins on Homecoming night
January 25, 2012Winners Choice Sports
FLOYDS KNOBS — After dueling evenly with Jennings County in the first half, Floyd Central outscored the Panthers 27-9 in the third quarter and went on to win, 70-52 on Tuesday at Joe Hinton Court.
Brooke Hinton keyed the third quarter surge, said Floyd Central coach Kirk Hamsley.
“We pushed the ball and got some easy shots,” Hamsley said. “That was probably the difference in the game.”
Floyd Central took a blow in the first quarter when freshman Madison Kaiser — who scored eight of the Highlanders’ first 17 points — went down with an ankle injury. She did not return to the game.
However, other Highlanders stepped up to fill the void.
Riley Kaiser paced Floyd Central with 14 points, while Kelsey Mayfield added 12 points in the win.
“Riley Kaiser stepped up for us and played really well,” Hamsley said. ‘It was a big conference win, and they’re a sectional opponent also, so we want to play well against them. To get to 10 wins this year for this group, I think it will surprise a lot of people.”
Floyd Central (10-8) travels to Providence on Saturday.
• Jeffersonville downs Scottsburg: Haley Vogen dominated the paint to the tune of 23 points and shot 91 percent from the floor to lead Jeffersonville past Scottsburg at home on Tuesday, 66-62.
“Everybody was looking to help their teammates out, and (Vogen) was in great position to score, and we hit her,” Jeff coach Jana Costner said. “It was just great all-around. She was in the right place and her teammates, they were showing her some love.”
In her second game back after returning from injury, Jalynn McClain scored 16 points and nabbed five rebounds for the Red Devils.
LaVada Roberson scored 12 points and dished out nine assists for Jeffersonville, while Lakin Roland added 11 points and eight boards.
“With our offense, we were very patient and we looked for our teammates today,” Costner said. “We talk about making a half-assist and just making the extra pass. They did that today. They were very unselfish and looked to make the extra pass.”
Jeffersonville (7-10) travels to Austin on Saturday.
• Hornets down Generals: Henryville bolted out to a 12-2 lead after the first quarter and a 23-7 advantage at halftime to defeat host Clarksville, 45-28.
Senior forward Jenna Harrell led the Hornets (11-7) with 14 points. Henryville senior Allison Knox chipped in 10, while teammate Jasmine Harrell scored seven.
The Generals’ Kierstin Hall and Darian Holmes each tallied eight points.
“All in all, we’ve got to learn to put the ball in the hole,” Clarksville head coach B.D. Ledbetter said. “That’s what we’ve got to do.”
Both teams will play on Thursday. Henryville will host Class 2A No. 3 Eastern, while the Generals (4-15) will travel to Charlestown.