Each player that dressed varsity got in on the action.
All 10 members of Brownstown Central’s girls basketball team recorded points in a 67-24 blowout over Henryville Saturday.
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In the first quarter, the Braves (5-1) went on an 8-0 run to lead 9-3 with 2:52 on the clock. After a pair of baskets by the Hornets, Katherine Benter scored four points in 10 seconds to give the Braves a 13-8 lead.
The Hornets (1-6) didn’t score in the second quarter while the Braves added 24 points before the break.
After a basket by Ashley Schroer got the Braves’ scoring rolling, Halle Hehman scored nine straight points for BCHS to put the team up 24-8.
In the final 3:20 of the half, Claire Poulton accounted for 11 of the Braves’ final 13 points. She scored 11 straight from the 3:20 to 1:21mark.
At intermission, the Braves led 37-8.
“I thought we started just a little lethargic from playing (Friday),” Braves coach Karla Rieckers said. “I think our legs may have been a little fatigued. It was nice to have Claire and Halle come in and score those points. Claire is a good shooter. She really stepped up tonight.”
The onslaught continued to start the third quarter, as the Braves went on a 9-0 run to lead 46-8 two minutes into the second half.
After 24 minutes of play, the Braves led 55-17.
Brownstown had no trouble the rest of the way, holding on for the win.
Hehman led the Braves with 17 points, Poulton added 13 and Payton Farmer chipped in nine. Allison Horn had 11 points for the Hornets.
Rieckers said she was glad to get a variety of rotations in the game.
“We wanted to try to get everyone to score in a game like this,” Rieckers said. “A lot of people played a lot of different minutes. It’s always nice to do it. I told them to stay off their feet tomorrow because we need to be ready for Columbus East.”
Rieckers said it’s important for her bench to get experience early in the season.
“This two-week stretch we are on are just games, games, games,” Rieckers said. “You go back to Paoli on Saturday night, Trinity Tuesday, Mitchell last night, Henryville tonight, East (tomorrow), and Scottsburg (Friday). You need to have a bench. There will be situations where we need to have the bench playing early in games because of fouls.”
The Braves take a five-game winning streak into Tuesday’s tilt at Columbus East.