Tigers fall to ranked Hornets



Without two starters who are averaging in double figures, the Crothersville girls basketball team has been trying to make adjustments until their scorers return.

Tuesday night the Tigers faced a tough Henryville team that has been ranked in Class 2A with a 12-3 record, falling 56-32.

Henryville started out strong by taking a 19-7 first quarter lead behind Emily Hollis’s eight points.

Hollis’ first 3-pointer made it 10-3, and her second made it 13-3.

In the second quarter the Hornets’ Haley Huddleston scored 11 straight points and it helped her team build a 35-10 lead at the half.

In the second half the Hornets’ Abbi Robertson took over, and scored eleven points along with Huddleston’s six, and the Hornets cruised to a victory.

The Tigers committed five turnovers in the second quarter, which resulted in Hornets’ scoring.

Crothersville finished with fourteen turnovers compared to the Hornets’ four errors.

The Hornets had little trouble in moving the ball around for the best scoring opportunities. Also, the Hornets had guards that could penetrate and which resulted in points.

The Tigers’ Katrina Christian did not score in the first half, but the junior came back and scored eleven in the second half to lead the Tigers.

Freshman Piper Hensley finished with eight points.

“We came out flat, and we are without two starters now (Lacey Hall and Abby Jewell),” said Tigers coach Kevin Hensley. ”Other girls have had to step up. Piper Hensley hit a couple threes early but we went flat.”

Hensley encouraged Christian to play harder in the fourth quarter and that resulted in her driving to the basket.

She was able to draw fouls and she scored eight of her points in the final quater.

Others scorers for the Tigers were Madison Reynolds with four, and Alexis Adair and Kashmir Kelshaw each had three points each.

The Tigers (7-6)  play Thursday at Christian Academy.

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