High School Sports
Notebook: Borden basketball wins as Generals unravel in overtime, 58-55
February 18, 2012Winners Choice Sports
Clarksville built a four-point lead to begin the overtime before falling apart down the stretch and losing 58-55 to visiting Borden on Friday night in boys’ high school basketball.
The Generals are No. 6 in The Associated Press Class 2-A poll, the Braves No. 3 in Class A.
Borden’s Jalen McCoy banked in a 3-pointer with three seconds remaining — his only basket of the game — to tie the score at 55.
Then the Generals (17-2) were called for a technical foul after calling a timeout they didn’t have. Brandon Beam, who finished with a game-high 25 points, knocked down two free throws to push Borden ahead 57-55. Michael Lynch added another foul shot with just over a second left.
“Clarksville has a great team; it’s a great win for our kids,” said Braves coach Doc Nash, whose team improved to 17-1. “Our kids fought hard, played hard and took a lot of pride in the name on our uniform. We were fortunate to come out on top, but it still stinks the way (the game) ended (with a technical foul). But a win is a win, and I’m proud of our team.”
Garrett Vick added 12 points and Lynch chipped in nine for Borden. Billy Edelen topped Clarksville with 19 points, and Aidan McEwen added 17 and Calvin McEwen 13.
Bedford North Lawrence 50, New Albany 44: Nik Bailey scored 15, Cam Denney had 13 and Morgan Cummings 12 as the Stars (11-8, 4-3 Hoosier Hills Conference) rallied to knock off the host Bulldogs (11-7, 5-2).
New Albany, which led 35-28 with seven minutes left in the fourth quarter, was led by A.J. Schmidt’s 11 points. Jermaine Parrish added eight and Dre McBirth seven for the Bulldogs.
The New Albany loss secures an outright Hoosier Hills title for Jeffersonville, which is 6-0 in the HHC and wraps up conference play Tuesday at home against Columbus East.
Brownstown 71, Eastern Pekin 56: Tanner Payton put in 13 of his game-high 20 points in the decisive third quarter to lead the visiting Braves (19-1, 8-1 Mid-Southern) past the Musketeers (7-12, 2-7).
The win clinches a three-way tie for the league championship for Brownstown with Clarksville and Silver Creek.
Brownstown, No. 5 in Class 3-A, trailed 31-30 at the half and led 54-44 after three quarters.
Brett McCory added 19 points for the winners. R.J. Jackson’s 17 topped Eastern.
Charlestown 44, Salem 42: Tyler Odle’s layup in the final three seconds boosted the visiting Pirates (9-9) over the Lions (11-8).
Kendall Thompson led Charlestown with 17 points and seven rebounds. Taylor Banks had 23 points and eight rebounds for Salem.
Floyd Central 57, Jasper 53: Jordan Thompson’s 16 points and nine rebounds pushed the Highlanders (9-12) past the host Wildcats (12-7).
Nick Bomersbach added 12 points for Floyd Central, which led 40-39 after three quarters.
Caleb Begle scored 26 for Jasper.
Providence 64, North Harrison 27: Dalton Duley racked up 14 points and 12 rebounds as the Pioneers (16-3) dumped visiting the Cougars (10-8).
Collin Daly added 12 points and seven assists for Providence.
Corey Smith, who was averaging more than 20 points for North Harrison, was held to six.
South Central 53, New Washington 44: Junior guard Bobby Sampson dropped in 22 points for the visiting Rebels (5-14, 2-3 SAC), who outscored the Mustangs 16-9 in the final quarter.
Jason Boston chipped in 12 points for South Central. Brandon Willis’ 10 led New Washington (1-19, 0-5).
Rock Creek 50, Shawe 42: DeJon Garner’s 20 points helped the host Lions (8-11) down the Hilltoppers (6-12).
Christian Academy 56, Medora 33: Jacob Beckley and Aaron Hayes scored 15 points apiece to lead the host Warriors (10-9) past the visiting Hornets (3-16).
West Washington 62, Henryville 40: Clayton Sullivan had 18 points and Zach Trueblood 16 as the host Senators (8-11) snapped a five-game losing streak. Andrew Jones scored 12 for the Hornets (9-10).
Orleans 65, Shoals 35: Andrew Johnson’s 17 points led the Bulldogs (14-6) over the Jug Rox (6-11) .
Milan 62, Scottsburg 47: Nick Ryan scored 18 as the Indians (14-4) topped the host Warriors (2-16).