Brownstown girls romp over New Albany



The Brownstown Central girls outscored New Albany in every quarter to roll to a 65-37 win on their new floor Thursday night.

The Bulldogs (1-1) held a 3-2 lead in the opening period when the Braves went on a 12-0 run to lead 14-3 and remained ahead the rest of the way.

The Braves led 19-11 at the end of the first quarter, 31-21 at the half and 47-33 at the end of three quarters.

Brownstown made 7-of-17 shots from the floor in the first quarter and committed only two turnovers during that time.

Katherine Benter had 10 of the Braves’ points during the first quarter rally and topped all players with 27 points.

“She was so much more aggressive tonight than what she was (against Corydon),” Braves coach Brandon Allman said. “She’s a tough matchup.”

Brownstown finished with eight 3-pointers, as Maddy Hackman made at least one in each quarter and had five for the game while scoring 17 points.

“We talked about winning four-minute segments,” Allman said. “We came out right away and got into them early. I don’t think they liked our physical play.”

Brownstown had a much tougher time in its opening game and was extended until just about the final buzzer against Corydon Central.

“Against Corydon the other night, we only had one ‘kill,’” Allman said, offering a definition of what the word means for his team. “A kill is three stops in a row for us. The goal is to get six or seven a game, and we ended up the game with 10 kills. We had a string of nine consecutive stops.”

The Braves forced the Bulldogs into five or more turnovers in three different quarters, and the visitors committed 17 for the game.

Brownstown held New Albany to 13 field goals, while the Braves made 22-of-48 shots from the floor.

“Kudos to our girls on the defensive end,” Allman said.

He said he felt as if the Braves’ ball movement was an improvement over what the players showed in the Corydon game.

He praised the job Kalee Borden did on the boards. She had 11 rebounds to help the Braves build a 35-17 advantage in that department.

Layne Burke was the high scorer for New Albany with 11 points.

The Braves (2-0) will host Trinity Lutheran on Tuesday night.

In a change, the Braves’ scheduled game at Paoli on Saturday night has been postponed until Dec. 22.

Box score

At Brownstown

Brownstown Central 65, New Albany 35

New Albany;11;10;12;2;—;35


Brownstown Central (2-0): Katherine Benter 9 8-8 27, Kelsey Wischmeier 2 0-0 4, Maddy Hackman 6 0-1 17, Hannah Stahl 1 0-0 3, Emma Klinge 1 1-2 4, Kalee Borden 0 2-2 2 Andrea Bair 1 0-0 2, Avery Koch 2 2-2 6, Addie Shelton 0 0-0 0. Totals 22 13-15 65.

New Albany (1-1): Taylor Treat 1 1-2 3, Delani Ewing 2 0-0 5, Journey Howard 2 3-6 7, Aliana Walker 1 0-0 2, Layne Burke 4 0-0 11, Vanessa Burns 2 1-2 7, Myah Mitchell 1 0-0 2. Totals 13 5-10 35.

3-point goals: Brownstown (Hackman 5, Stahl, Klinge, Benter), New Albany (Burke 3, Burns 2, Ewing)

Rebounds: Brownstown 35 (Borden 11, Benter 7), New Albany 15 (Burke 6).

Turnovers: Brownstown 14, New Albany 21

Fouls: Brownstown 12, New Albany 15

Junior varsity    

Brownstown Central 28, New Albany 25

Brownstown Central (1-1): Kelsey Schneider 9, Ava McKinney 9,  Maddie Singleton 3, Addie Shelton 3, Jo Brittain 2, Peyton Brock 1, Madison Stuckwisch 1.

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