Alex Tinsley tallied 26 points on 9 of 11 shooting to lead host Silver Creek over Brownstown 51-44 Saturday afternoon in high school girls’ basketball.
The Dragons (6-2, 4-1 Mid-Southern) led by 11 at halftime after playing what coach Scott Schoen called “our best half of basketball this season.”
“We executed our sets well,” he said. “We were strong defensively and rebounded well.”
Brownstown (4-4, 3-2) sliced the lead to six before Silver Creek’s Emily Clayton netted a 3-pointer to put the game out of reach.
“I told the girls in a timeout that this was a heavyweight fight,” Schoen said. “We did not land the knockout punch early, but Emily Clayton hit a huge 3 for us.”
* Castle 52, New Albany 44: The Knights (8-2) held the visiting Bulldogs (4-5) to just 20 points in the second half and pulled out a win.
Castle’s Rebecca Nunge and Zuriel Sanders led their team in scoring with 13 points each.
“(We) came out in the second half with a lot of turnovers and played careless basketball,” said New Albany coach Tammy Geron.
The Bulldogs were led by Tanner Marcum’s game-high 27 points.
* Bedford North Lawrence 55, Madison 45: The Stars (9-1, 4-1) took early command on the Hoosier Hills Conference race with a win on the road.
Bedford connected on 20 of 25 free throws and got 15 points from Brittani Rizzi to down the Cubs (9-1, 4-1).
Madison was led by Whitney Wynn’s 13 points.
* Borden 71, Medora 33: Leslie Beatty and Natalie Ruedinger combined to score 48 of the host Braves points.
Beatty finished with 29 points and Ruedinger added 19 for Borden (6-3).
Medora fell to 5-7.