For the second consecutive game to begin coach Brent Jameson’s stint at Scottsburg, the Warriors pulled out a close win on the road.
Scottsburg won in a back-and-forth affair at Eastern, defeating the Musketeers 61-59. Jimmy Neace scored 20 points for the Warriors, while Mitchell Meagher chipped in with 13 points. Trevor Lewellen led the Musketeers with 15 points.
Coming off a 62-61 victory at Austin on Nov. 23, Scottsburg got off to a slow start, trailing 19-14 after the first quarter. But a 20-point second quarter helped the Warriors take a three-point halftime lead. Eastern battled back with a 20-point third quarter of its own to take control of the game, but Scottsburg got the last laugh, outscoring Eastern 16-8 in the final quarter.
In Salem, Brownstown came away with a close victory after squandering a big first-half lead before getting it back late.
The Braves defeated Salem 76-73 on the road despite an impressive comeback by the Lions in the third quarter. Trailing 47-37 at halftime and by 15 points at one moment in the first half, the Lions scored 25 points in the third quarter, capped off by Jaelin Nice’s 3-pointer at the buzzer, to take a 63-60 lead.
Salem led by as much as five points in the fourth quarter, but Ty Maxie hit a pair of 3-point baskets to tie the score at 68-68. The two teams traded baskets and free throws before Brownstown hit a layup off a steal and took a 74-73 lead. After a turnover from Salem, the Braves sealed the win at the free throw line.
Tuesday’s area high school basketball scores
West Washington 76, Medora 34
Floyd Central 49, Madison 34
Bedford N. Lawrence 68, Jennings Co. 44
Columbus East 60, Bloomington North 35
Mitchell 53, Brown Co. 38
N. Harrison 54, Jasper 33
New Washington 72, Borden 61
Orleans 49, Loogootee 41
Providence 77, Christian Academy 38
Seymour 52, Bloomington South 48, OT