High School Sports
Basketball: Rematch showdown set up in 3-A Charlestown Sectional
February 11, 2012Winners Choice Sports
Less than two weeks ago, Scottsburg ended Brownstown’s 15-game winning streak, rolled to a 61-46 victory on Jan. 31 that kept the Braves from claiming a share of the Mid-Southern Conference girls’ basketball title.
The Warriorettes and Braves will meet again tonight after beating conferences rivals in the semifinals of the Class 3-A Charlestown Sectional on Friday night.
Scottsburg got defensive in the fourth quarter and pulled away from North Harrison 54-48, then Brownstown took control in the first half and cruised past Corydon 59-47.
Scottsburg (15-6) and No. 8 Brownstown (20-3), a 2-A state finalist a year ago, will square off at 7:30 tonight.
Scottsburg 54, North Harrison 48:Sophomore Kendra Lambert kept the Lady Cats close by scoring 11 of her game-high 25 points in the third quarter, including two 3-pointers.
“Kendra has a big job,” North Harrison coach Missy Voyles said. “It’s been a process all year to get her to want to step up and be selfish with the basketball. She grew up today quite a bit. She stepped up and wanted to lead. She said she wanted the basketball.”
When Lambert hit three free throws with 1:23 left in the third quarter, North Harrison led 37-35. But Scottsburg scored nine of the next 10 points and was up 44-38 after Symantha Norton hit two free throws with 3:36 left. She led the Warriorettes with 17 points.
Then the Warriorettes started to trap North Harrison, forcing six turnovers in four minutes. It took the Lady Cats (11-11) more than five minutes to hit a shot in the final period as the Warriorettes pulled away.
“We started to make them rush,” Scottsburg coach Donna Cheatham said. “In the first half we were timid and didn’t make them rush.”
Brownstown 59, Corydon 47: The Braves used an 18-2 run in the first half to take control, hitting 4 of 5 from 3-point range in the second quarter and leading 34-19 at the break.
“We shot the ball really well,” coach Karla Rieckers said. “We really feel like we have good shooters on our team.”
Maria Allen led the Braves with 16 points, including one of their six 3-pointers.
The Panthers whittled their deficit to 11 late in the third quarter but couldn’t get closer.
“They had several girls knock down threes that weren’t necessarily 3-point shooters.” Corydon coach Michael Uhl said of the Braves. “We just ran into a team that shot the ball extremely well. I have the utmost respect for their program. They had a great run last year. They’re going to be a tough out.”
Sophomore Taylor Frederick paced the Panthers (13-10) with 15 points.
Scottsburg 13 7 17 15 - 54 North Harrison 7 17 13 11 - 48 Scottsburg (15-6) - Bullington 1, Romero 6, Smith 10, Wampler 16, Norton 17.North Harrison (11-11) - Gott 3, Book 1, Lambert 25, Renneker 4, Giles 8, Knights 7.3-point goals - Gott, Lambert 2. Brownstown 14 20 11 14 - 59 Corydon 10 9 15 13 - 47 Brownstown (20-3) - Allen 16, Dmitriev 3, Brown 10, Warren 2, Booher 6, Settle 6, Bennett 2, Hackman 5, Wilkerson 9.Corydon (13-10) - LeJeune 5, Uhl 2, Deaton 6, Eschbacher 2, Frederick 15, Rothrock 8, Mosley 7. John 2.3-point goals - Allen, Dmitriev, Brown 2, Booher, Hackman, LeJeune, Deaton 2.