Local sports roundup – January 22



Tigers drop two games

Crothersville couldn’t come up with enough offense and dropped a pair of games on Saturday.

The Tigers lost to Springs Valley 41-34 at home Saturday afternoon, then dropped a 59-49 game at Austin that night.

Blackhawks top Tigers

The Tigers trailed Valley 21-10 at the half, then rallied in the third quarter to trail 31-27 heading into the fourth quarter.

The Tigers kept the pressure on and cut their deficit to 34-32 on a basket by Rebekah Cook with 3:35 remaining, but managed only one more basket after that.

Crothersville outscored Valley 24-20 in the second half, and Coach Kevin Hensley said he liked the energy his team showed in the final 16 minutes.

“I liked our second half,” he said. “We played a lot better in the second half, but then we don’t play within ourselves when we need to at the crucial time of the game.”

Valley held a 17-8 lead at the end of the first period. Both team struggled in the second period as each team shot 1-for-14 from the floor.

Crothersville’s only basket in the second period was by Maddie Riley with one minute left in the half.

“We just weren’t playing smart,” Hensley said. “We’re still so young (starting one freshman and one sophomore) in certain spots and that mental toughness we always talk about is something that I guess you get with time of playing varsity ball. Some of our girls just don’t have that mental toughness.

“They’re so young and they’re still learning on the fly, but we’re getting better. We need to understand the game a little bit better.”

Tayler Brewer topped the Tigers in scoring with 12 points. She was called for her second foul three minutes into the game. She sparked the Tigers’ rally in the third period with four baskets and a free throw, and fouled out midway through the fourth period.

Riley topped the Tigers in rebounds with 10 to help her team to a 33-26 advantage in that department.

Stevie McNew topped the Hawks (11-9) in scoring with 16 points.

The Tigers shot 14-for-49 for the game, while the Hawks were 16-for-58.

Eagles top Tigers

Austin held only a 29-27 lead at the half before outscoring the Tigers 18-10 in the third period. Both teams scored 12 points in the fourth quarter.

Brewer topped all players with 22 points, and she pulled down 10 rebounds. Cook also had 10 rebounds, while Riley added 10 points.

Addison Brasher topped Austin with 20 points.

The Tigers will host Henryville tonight and New Washington Tuesday for conference games.


Trinity falls to Greenwood Christian


A 3-pointer at the buzzer by Quentin Steele pushed Greenwood Christian Academy past Trinity Lutheran 71-68 on Saturday.

Trinity led 21-18 after one quarter and 31-29 at halftime.

GCA outscored Trinity 23-22 in the third quarter and 19-15 in the final eight minutes of play to come away with the win.

Jacob Rowe led the Cougars with 28 points, hitting seven 3-pointers, and AJ Goecker scored 17.

Trinity (5-10) will host sectional foe Crothersville on Friday.

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