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Girls basketball

Braves top Bulldogs

The Brownstown Central girls basketball team picked up its first win of the season on Tuesday night after defeating New Albany 47-43 inside The Pit at home.

Brownstown trailed 39-38 in the fourth quarter, and a 3-pointer by Maddy Hackman put the Braves back in front 41-39, and they never relinquished the lead from there.

Hackman led Brownstown in scoring with 16 points on the night. Kalee Borden added 10, Jenna Klosterman scored six, Camryn Thompson had four, Harley Toppe had three, and Jo Brittan, Kelsey Schneider, Addison Darlage, and Hailey Hobson all added two points apiece.

Head coach Brandon Allman was pleased the Braves had nine different players get on the scoresheet.

“That’s really good for us,” he said after the game. “We’re still searching (for combinations).”

The victory improves the Braves to 1-1 this season, and they will be back in action on Saturday at Paoli.

“They are a team with a lot of experience,” Allman said of Paoli. “They battle defensively, and it’s going to be a dogfight.”

Junior varsity starts at 6 p.m. with varsity to follow at 7:30 p.m.

Tigers drop opening game

The Crothersville girls basketball team opened up its 2022-23 season at home on Tuesday night against Clarksville.

It was the Generals that got the victory 57-26.

Kendall Berry was Crothersville’s leading scorer with 10 points on the night. JoJo Clay and Hali Burton each contributed seven points and Hayden Pilgrim scored two.

Clay also had 11 rebounds for the Tigers. Pilgrim added eight boards, and Berry and Burton each had five.

Crothersville fell down 13-3 at the end of the first quarter, and couldn’t get any closer for the remaining three quarters.

The Tigers are now 0-1 to start the year and will play again on Tuesday as they hit the road for the first time at Borden. It will be a varsity only tip at 6 p.m.