Sophomore point guard Aiden Cora, playing his first significant varsity minutes, came off the bench and scored eight of his 11 points in the fourth quarter to spark Floyd Central to a 62-55 win over Scottsburg on Friday night in boys’ high school basketball.
“You never know when your numbers going to get called,” Floyd Central assistant coach Charlie Jenney said. “It’s what you do with the minutes you get. For a sophomore to come off the bench when we’re down and play like that was huge.”
The Highlanders (2-5) trailed 43-37 entering the final quarter.
“We finally settled down and got our offense moving,” Jenney said. “We played their style the first three quarters. In the fourth quarter we matched their intensity and got what we wanted on offense.”
Colton Kimm scored a game-high 15 points and Travis Foster added 14 for Floyd Central.
Jordan Toomer, Christian Evans, Kirk Hardin and Malik Gross all scored 11 points for the Warriors (2-6).
* Switzerland County 73, Christian Academy of Indiana 72, OT: Alex Curran tipped the ball in the basket at the buzzer in overtime to lift the host Pacers (6-1).
The Pacers trailed the Warriors (3-5) by eight with 1:14 left in regulation, but Switzerland County hit two three-pointers to get back in the game. Christian Academy was not able to make their free throws and the game went into overtime.
In overtime, Christian Academy was up by three with 20 seconds, but it fouled Chase Ritch on a three-point shot. Ritch went to the line and made two of three. Christian Academy got the rebound, and a jump ball was called in favor of Switzerland County. Curran’s winner soon followed.
“It was a back and fourth game in the second half, but in the last few minutes Switzerland County applied some pressure and hit some big shots to send the game into overtime,” said Christian Academy assistant Lucas Goforth.
Switzerland County’s Austin Clark led his team in scoring with 27 points, including five 3-pointers.
Christian Academy’s had 44 points, including four from long range.
* North Harrison 73, Heritage Hills 72, OT: Austin Nolot’s 15-footer with 10 seconds remaining in overtime lifted the Cougars (4-3) over the Patriots (2-2). The game-winner was Nolot’s only basket of the game.
Tyler Bement scored a game-high 30 points, grabbed nine rebounds and had three steals to lead North Harrison. Cory Smith added 23 points for the Highlanders.
Devin Merder had a team-high 23 points for Heritage Hills.
* Austin 50, Eastern Pekin 53: In Mid-Southern conference action, the host Musketeers (3-5,1-2) defeated the Eagles (2-5,1-1).
Eastern Pekin made 13 of 17 free throws, including 9 of 12 down the stretch to seal the win.
Devin Richey lead Austin with 13 points. R.J. Jackson scored 20 points for Eastern Pekin.
* South Central 69, Trinity Lutheran 50: Four players scored in double figures — led by Bobby Sampson’s 22 points — as the host Rebels (5-2) beat the Cougars (1-5) for their third straight win. Kyle Pease and Jason Boston scored 12 apiece. Boston added 13 rebounds.
Thursday’s late game
* Lanesville 77, Cannelton 60: The Eagles (5-3) outrebounded the Bulldogs (2-3) 48-20 en route to the win.
Justin Miller and Kevin Zollman each had double-doubles. Miller posted 23 points and 10 rebounds, Zollman had 15 points and 10 rebounds.
Brandon Cook did his part for Cannelton, scoring a game-high 29 points.