Braves get MSC win over Scottsburg

BROWNSTOWN — Brownstown Central used teamwork and clutch free throw shooting in the final two and a half minutes Friday night to post a 53-47 win over Scottsburg at The Pit.

The Braves held a 45-42 lead when Kalee Borden and Camryn Thompson broke loose under the basket for uncontested layups that put their team on top 49-42 with 2:20 remaining.

After the Warriors closed to 49-47 with under one minute remaining, Kelsey Schneider and Maddy Hackman both made pairs of free throws to seal the Mid-Southern Conference win.

Braves coach Brandon Allman complimented his team for excellent shot selection throughout the game as they hit 19-of-37 shots from the floor.

Allman said, “One of our goals going in, we had to be patient and we had to make them work defensively.”

Allman said it was a competitive battle from start to finish.

“It was two teams getting after it,” he said. “They’re really fun to watch. They shoot a ton of 3s, and they get up and down the floor. We want to get up and down the floor, too.”

Both teams came out firing from long range as Hackman’s third 3-pointer of the opening period put her team up 12-10, while Ellie Richardson and Hannah Stutsman hit 3s for the visitors in the closing second to leave the Braves on top 18-16 at the end of the period.

Both teams made eight 3-pointers for the night. Hackman had six, and Borden and Jenna Klosterman had one each. Hiler had four and Richardson two for the visitors.

Hackman topped the Braves with a season-high 22 points, and Borden added 16. Richardson topped Scottsburg with 15, and Hiler scored 12.

Allman said, “Maddy was really efficient. She had great looks.”

She shot 5-for-6 (all 3-pointers) in the first half and was 7-for-9 for the game.

Hackman hit two 3-pointers, Thompson scored two baskets inside and Borden made a basket and two free throws when the Braves outscored the Warriors 15-6 in the second period to lead 33-22 at the break.

Borden scored five points in the third period, but the Warriors outscored the home team 11-7 in the third to make it a 40-33 game going into the final quarter.

Allman said, “We missed some layups we normally are going to make.”

He said he was pleased with the rebounding as the Braves held a 17-3 advantage at the half and 24-14 for the game with Borden leading her team with six.

The Braves, 1-1 in the MSC and 5-2 overall, will travel to Seymour on Thursday night.

Box Score



Brownstown (5-2): Maddy Hackman 7 2-2 22, Kalee Borden 6 3-4 16, Camryn Thompson 4 0-2 8, Jenna Klosterman 1 0-0 3, Kelsey Schneider 0 2-2 2, Addison Darlage 1 0-0 2, Totals 18 7-10 53.

Scottsburg (5-2): Ellie Richardson 2 5 3-4 15, Carrie Hiler 4 0-0 12, Hannah Stutsman 2 0-0 5, Lola Fouts 3 0-0 7, Katrina Cooper 4 0-1 8, Totals 18 3-4 47.

3-point goals: BC 8 (Hackman 6, Borden, Klosterman); S 8 (Hiler 4, Richardson 2, Stutsman, Fouts)

Rebounds: BC 24, S 14

Junior varsity

Brownstown 30, Scottsburg 17

Brownstown: Kinzee Dean 6, Hailey Hobson 6, Sophie Wischmeier 5, Kassidy Wischmeier 4, Harley Toppe 4, Hunter Trueblood 3, Darlage 2.