Crothersville dominates Medora on road



Crothersville outscored Medora 42-11 in the second half to coast to a 78-33 win Tuesday night in a game of county and sectional opponents.

The teams battled on even terms through the first four minutes of play, resulting in a 5-5 tie. The Tigers scored three straight baskets to go up 11-6 with Dylan Wilson’s layup giving Crothersville a six-point lead, and they led 13-9 at the end of the quarter.

Wilson had three baskets for the Tigers, while J.D. Fish had three baskets for the Hornets in the first quarter.

Crothersville shot 5-for-13 and Medora 4-for-12 in the first quarter.

The Tigers (15-7) continued hot at the start of the second quarter, as a rebound basket by Zane Elliott gave his team a 21-11 lead at 6:22.

After Owen Sullivan made a basket and Isaiah Myers added two free throws to set the score at 21-15, the Tigers outscored the Hornets 15-7 the remainder of the half for a 36-22 led at the break.

Josh Thomas had Crothersville’s final three baskets of the half and 11 points in the second quarter. The Tigers shot 11-for-18 from the field.

Myers had six points and Sullivan two baskets in the second quarter for the Hornets, who shot 5-for-13 from the floor but committed nine turnovers after turning the ball over six times in the first quarter.

The Tigers opened the third quarter on a 9-2 run with Thomas’s free throw giving the visitors a 45-25 lead at 4:15. Gavin Henson had a 3-pointer for the Hornets, and that was the only points at that time.

The Tigers were leading 45-28 before going on a 12-0 run.

Elliott passed the ball to Thomas for a layup that made the score 57-28 with 1:06 left in the quarter, marking Elliott’s 300th assist of his career.

The Tigers remained hot at the start of the fourth quarter with a layup by Elliott making it 63-28 before Jayvin Spurgeon made a 3-pointer for Medora with 6:20 remaining.

Thomas topped the Tigers with 24 points and 10 rebounds, Wilson added 16 points and Logan Brewer had 12.

Crothersville coach Greg Kilgore said the offensive rebounding in the second half was the key.

“Bobby Riley, my assistant coach, had the rebounds 12-11 at the half, and seven of their 12 were offensive rebounds,” he said. “You have a hard time getting in a rhythm when you let them have offensive rebounds and either putbacks or misses.”

Fish topped the Hornets (3-19) with 11 points.

Hornets coach Mark Morin said he felt like his team played well for the first 15 minutes.

“In the last 30 seconds of he first half, we made thee or four turnovers, and we had 31 for the game, and you’re not going to beat anybody by doing that,” he said. “At halftime, I think we were 4-for-9 and had 16 turnovers and were just down 14 points, and we missed some shots.”

On Friday night, Medora will be home to Christel House Academy, and Crothersville will host Austin.

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