Claire Rauck led Providence with 18 points and seven rebounds. Hannah Wolford tallied 12 points and four assists. The duo combined to hit five of seven 3-pointers. Wolford added two steals.
In her first game of the year, Cheyenne Brooks, a member of the Pioneers’ state runner-up volleyball team, had nine points, seven rebounds and six steals. Brooke Hayden added six points on 2-of-3 shooting from beyond the arc. Ten different Pioneers scored.
Megg Hensler led Shawe with 15 points, and Claire Higgins added nine. The Hilltoppers were held to just three points in the third quarter and trailed Providence 52-22 with a quarter to go. Shawe dropped to 2-4 on the year with the loss, while the Pioneers (2-0) have their sights set on Friday’s rivalry showdown at New Albany.
Class 2A No. 2 Providence edged the 4A Bulldogs by three in last year’s meeting, marking its first win over New Albany in five tries. The Bulldogs won four straight after a two-point win by the Pioneers in 2010. Both teams will enter Friday’s matchup receiving votes in the latest IBCA poll.
North Harrison improved to 5-0 for the second consecutive season Tuesday by way of a 63-42 win at Crawford County.
Now tied for No. 1 in the 3A coaches poll, North Harrison has outscored its first five opponents by 31.2 points. Lilly Hatton paced the Lady Cats with 24 points Tuesday. North Harrison will look to make it 6-0 on Saturday against Mid-Southern foe Scottsburg (1-1).
The Warriorettes feature Paige Barrett and Emma Waskom, who were named all-conference first teamers a season ago alongside North Harrison’s Lilly Hatton and Cali Nolot. Barrett, a Murray State commit, had 27 points and 11 rebounds in a win Saturday.
BNL extends hot start
Bedford North Lawrence entered this week’s IBCA top 20 at No. 19 and backed up that ranking with a 37-29 win over Bloomington South Tuesday to move to 4-0 on the year. No. 13 in the ICGSA 4A poll, the Stars take their unbeaten streak into a home matchup with No. 4 North Central Friday.
Other area girls basketball results
West Washington 58, CAI 48
Corydon 58, Paoli 44
Crothersville 50, Borden 48
Brownstown 55, Trinity Lutheran 42
Rock Creek 47, Clarksville 40
Austin 70, New Washington 42
Salem 55, Southwestern 42
South Dearborn 50, Madison 48