The New Albany girls’ basketball team used a 20-7 edge in the fourth quarter to pull away from host Jeffersonville 55-43 on Friday night.
Jeffersonville (6-12, 2-5 Hoosier Hills Conference) led 36-35 after the third quarter before New Albany (9-8, 4-2) started its comeback.
“I just think we started taking advantages of our opportunities,” New Albany coach Tammy Geron said. “We really played well at the defensive end. … It’s a huge win for us.”
Tanner Marcum led the Bulldogs with 23 points, 11 in the final period.
“Late in the game, Marcum really took over the game and simply willed us to win,” Geron said, adding that Lauren Camm, who finished with 11 points, hit a big 3-pointer in the fourth quarter.
“We really played well down the stretch,” the coach said.
Haley Vogan led the Red Devils with 18 points but scored just six of them in the second half.
“(Vogen) really hurt us in the first half, so we changed our defense in the second half and started to double down on her and limit her touches,” Geron said. “She really didn’t touch the ball much in the fourth quarter.”