CORYDON, Ind. — The Jeffersonville High School girls basketball team turned in what coach Mike Warren called a “near perfect” first quarter, scored the first 29 points and steamrolled past host Corydon, 82-32 Thursday night.
The Red Devils (8-4) settled for a 30-1 edge after the first quarter before Warren emptied the bench at the start of the second period.
“We kind of looked like we knew what we were doing for a little while,” Warren said. “Those are all things we’re able of. We just don’t always execute. Once they saw a couple go in, we had a lot of kids contribute,” Warren said. “We did a phenomenal job in the first quarter. It just kind of snow-balled. It was fun to watch.”
The Red Devils hit 13 of 17 shots in the first quarter. The Panthers (7-7) finally hit a field goal as Cami Schmitt drilled a 3-pointer in the first minute of the second quarter. Schmitt led Corydon with 14 points.
“We were hoping they wouldn’t shoot it so well,” said Corydon coach Michael Uhl. “Sometimes, we bring that out in people…That’s our third or fourth straight game we didn’t start very well. Kudos to them. They played well. They played really well.”
Warren pointed to his two seniors, Jhala Henry, who had 10 points, and Jaelyn Lee, who led all scorers with 17.
“That (focus) comes from those two seniors, Jhala and Jaelyn,” Warren said. “They do a lot for us and they’re our leaders. They kept us going in the third quarter.”
JEFFERSONVILLE 82, CORYDON 32
Brown 9, J.Gibson 8, Henry 10, Lee 17, Garcia 7, Handley 4, Lilly 5, Epperson 10, Poor 2, C.Gibson 10.
Paden 5, Edwards 5, Rowett 3, Engleman 3, Schmitt 14, Harbaugh 2.