Marcum's all-around game helps her repeat as Area Player of the Year
3/18/2013 by Kevin Harris (Evening News)
NEW ALBANY — Tanner Marcum had a junior season in 2011-12 that a lot of players can only dream about.
The New Albany guard was the Bulldogs’ leading scorer at 17 points per game along with averaging five steals, five assists and four rebounds a contest. That production helped her make the All-Hoosier Hills Conference team and earn the News and Tribune’s Area Player of the Year honor.
Despite putting up those numbers, Marcum knew she was going to have to increase her point production during her senior season after the Bulldogs graduated standout guard Kamaren Cole.
New Albany girls’ basketball coach Tammy Geron told Marcum in a preseason meeting how much she needed to increase her scoring output in 2012-13.
“Coach and I had a talk and she said I had to step up my scoring,” Marcum said.
Marcum did that — and more.
For the second season in a row, she led the Bulldogs in scoring at 22 points per game as they posted a 9-12 record. She was more impressive in HHC contests, as she tallied an unbelievable 33.4 points a clip in those games.
Marcum would like to play basketball in college, but she also is considering playing collegiate soccer. She has drawn interest from some NCAA Division II and III schools and NAIA institutions on furthering her basketball career.
A handful of smaller NCAA Division I schools have expressed interest as well.
But Hanover College — a Division III school — has been recruiting Marcum to join its women’s soccer program for the 2013 season.
“I definitely want to play [sports] in college,” Marcum said. “But I haven’t decided between soccer and basketball.”
FIRST TEAM - Tanner Marcum, G, Sr., New Albany; Ashley Johnson, G, Jr., New Washington; Caroline Ricks, F, Jr., New Washington; Kriston Sarver, G, Sr., New Washington; Alex Tinsley, F, Sr., Silver Creek
SECOND TEAM - Kaitlynn Henning, G, So., Charlestown; Leslie Beatty, F, Sr., Borden; Madison Kaiser, G, So., Floyd Central; Haley Vogen, F, Jr., Jeffersonville; Emily Hollis, G, Fr., Henryville
THIRD TEAM - Justice Burdin, F, So., Charlestown; Emily Clayton, G, Sr., Silver Creek; Abby Ellis, F, Jr., Borden; Lexi McFarland, G, Sr., Silver Creek; Krista Roberts, F, Sr., Eastern
HONORABLE MENTION - Courtney Amick, G, Jr., New Washington; Carson Casey, F, Jr., Borden; Meredith Endris, G, Sr., Providence; Katie Ernstberger, G, Jr., Eastern; Jasmine Harrell, G, Sr., Henryville; Brooke Hinton, G, Jr., Floyd Central; Tori Kingsley, C, Sr., Floyd Central; Shelby Kirchgessner, G, Jr., Borden; Brianne Nixon, F, So., New Albany
COACH OF THE YEAR - Terry White, New Washington
Johnson earns Player of the Year honor in SAC
2/15/2013 by Greg Mengelt (Evening News)
NEW WASHINGTON — Southern Athletic Conference Player of the Year Ashley Johnson was one of three Mustangs named to the All-SAC team on Wednesday. New Wash coach Terry Miller, who led New Wash to the outright SAC title in 2012-13, was also recognized as Coach of the Year for the sixth time.
Joining Johnson on the all-conference team were senior guard Kriston Sarver and junior center Caroline Ricks.
Johnson, Sarver, Ricks and Miller helped lead the Mustangs to the program’s first sectional championship in six years last Saturday. They will play for their first regional title since 2001 at West Washington on Saturday. New Wash (20-2) will face Vincennes Rivet (19-4) in Saturday’s regional opener.
Senior Leslie Beatty and junior Abby Ellis of Borden also made the 10-player All-SAC team, as did Henryville senior Jasmine Harrell and freshman Emily Hollis.
Rounding out the team are Kelsey Miller and Samantha Turner of South Central and Lanesville’s Brooklynn Keinsley.
ALL-SAC TEAM: Ashley Johnson (NW), Kelsey Miller (SC), Brooklynn Keinsley (L), Caroline Ricks (NW), Kriston Sarver (NW), Leslie Beatty (B), Emily Hollis (H), Abby Ellis (B), Samantha Turner (SC), Jasmine Harrell (H)
COACH OF THE YEAR: Terry White (NW)
Hornets knocked out at Class 2A Paoli Sectional
2/7/2013 by Kevin Harris (Evening News)
Trailing 16-13 at halftime, it looked like the Hornets (14-10) were getting their offense going.
They outscored the Musketeers (10-12) 12-7 in the stanza on 5-of-11 shooting to go up 25-23. It was Henryville’s first lead since 3-0 in the opening moments of the contest.
But Eastern turned the tables in the fourth quarter. It got more aggressive in its man-to-man defense as the Hornets missed eight of their 10 field-goal attempts in the period and scored just seven points.
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“We quit attacking,” Henryville coach Josh Conrad said. “In the third quarter, we did a good job of spreading them out and looking to attack, but be ready to pass it to the open teammate. During the fourth quarter, we got a little bit stagnant. If we hit those little bunnies, it’s probably a different game.”
The Musketeers got the lead back and then pulled away in the fourth thanks to their free-throw shooting. In the final stanza, Eastern connected on 15-of-17 from the stripe. Doing the most damage from the line was Musketeer guard Katie Ernstberger, who was 7-of-8 in the final quarter. For the game, Eastern connected 19 of its 24 foul shots.
Musketeers’ coach Mike McBride was happy to see the efficient free-throw shooting, which is an area Eastern has struggled with this season.
“That’s the first time all year that we’ve stepped up and made free throws like that,” the Charlestown High School graduate said. “Our Achilles’ heel all year has been free throws, so it’s a great time that we are shooting with confidence and under pressure.”
Henryville freshman guard Emily Hollis tallied a team-high 10 points, while fellow freshman Haley Huddleston poured in seven. Huddleston grabbed a team-high seven rebounds, while teammate Jasmine Harrell had six boards.
Harrell and guard Chelsea LaMotte are the lone two seniors for the Hornets. Conrad thinks Friday’s loss should be a good learning experience for his younger players.
“I think it’s a huge learning experience for them,” Conrad said. “We had a young team, but we also had two of the best seniors you can ask for in Jasmine and Chelsea in being leaders and being role models. They didn’t quit and they didn’t quit all year.”
Ernstberger paced Eastern with 15 points, three assists and three steals. Musketeer senior Krista Roberts had 14 points and a game-high nine rebounds.
McBride expected a defensive battle with Henryville after Eastern won the regular-season matchup on Jan. 24 in a low-scoring contest, 41-35.
“They’re going to be patient,” McBride said. “Their guards are very good at taking care of the ball. We were hoping to get a few more transition buckets. But they did a great job in defensive transition. This time of year, it’s going to come down to possession-by-possession games.”
Hornets reach semis with 52-40 win over Crawford
2/5/2013 by Greg Mengelt (Evening News)
PAOLI — Henryville won its first Class 2A sectional game in school history, beating Crawford County 52-40 on Friday.
It didn’t look good early against the winless Wolfpack. After winning three of their last four games, including a 59-36 win over Crawford County in their regular-season finale, the Hornets held a slim lead over the Wolfpack 24-23 at the half in Tuesday’s Paoli Sectional quarterfinal.
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“Defensively, they did a lot better job of making us play on our heels,” Henryville coach Josh Conrad said. “They hit more shots than they did the other night.”
Haley Huddleston and Emily Hollis scored 13 points apiece for Henryville, which outscored Crawford 15-11 in the third quarter and 13-6 in the fourth to advance to Friday’s second semifinal against Eastern.
“In the second half, we were more balanced defensively,” Conrad said. “We were able to get a couple of stops and get a couple of transition baskets and that helped a lot. It’s nice to get to play another day.”
In the first meeting against Eastern on Jan. 24, Henryville fell behind the Musketeers 32-15 after three quarters before outscoring them 20-9 in the fourth.
“We have to be able to score against them,” Conrad assessed. “In the last quarter [of the 41-35 loss], we were able to do that and it gives us some confidence against them.”
Chelsea LaMotte added 11 points and Lesha Dallas seven for Henryville, which improved to 14-9 with the victory.
Crawford’s season closed with an 0-22 mark.
Hornets win at Crawford County
1/31/2013 by Kevin Harris & Greg Mengelt (Evening News)
On Thursday, three Henryville players scored in double figures in the Hornets’ 59-36 victory at Crawford County.
Haley Huddleston led Henryville with 14 points, while teammate Emma Hendricks chipped in 11. The Hornets’ Lesha Dallas scored 10 and Emily Hollis added nine.
“We had a good night offensively. It was nice to see several girls step up and have a balanced scoring attack,” Henryville coach Josh Conrad said. “Our defense in the third quarter was really good. We just lost them on two [3-pointers] late in the quarter. One thing we need to work on is finishing those quarters off, but we played a pretty good game overall.”
Hornets win on Senior Night
1/29/2013 by Greg Mengelt (Evening News)
Henryville senior Jasmine Harrell and Chelsea LaMotte went out on a winning note as the Hornets whipped Madison Shawe 39-14 on Senior Night.
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The Hornets left no doubt early that they would win their final home game of the year, jumping out to a 16-1 lead after one quarter. After a 13-4 second quarter, Henryville led 29-5 at intermission.
“It was a nice night to honor our seniors,” Henryville coach Josh Conrad said. “Jasmine and Chelsea have been great leaders and role models, and we continue to improve because of their leadership.
Freshman Emily Hollis led all scorers with 13 points, fellow-frosh Emma Hendricks added seven and Harrell finished with six for the Hornets.
Shawe (4-15) was led by Taylor Grote, who had seven.
Hornets fall at Eastern
1/24/2013 by Kevin Harris (Evening News)
Henryville suffered its third loss in four games with a 41-35 victory on Thursday at Eastern.
Emily Hollis led the Hornets with 14 points. Emma Hendricks poured in eight.
“Our girls showed a lot of heart and fight tonight,” Henryville coach Josh Conrad said. “We got down 17 [points] in the third quarter mainly because we missed some shots and gave up transition baskets. In the fourth quarter, we cut the lead to one with about two minutes to go. We had a possession where we didn’t execute down by one and that took away some of our momentum. Eastern did a good job getting the ball to the post and hitting their free throws down the stretch.”
Hornets snap losing streak
1/22/2013 by Kevin Harris (Evening News)
Host Henryville broke a two-game losing streak with a 37-25 victory against Clarksville.
No Hornets scored in double figures, as Jasmine Harrell and Emily Hollis each tallied nine points. Teammate Chelsea LaMotte scored eight.
“In the first half, we didn’t do a very good job with help-side defense,” Henryville coach Josh Conrad said. “In the second half, we picked up our intensity and got in passing lanes. Offensively, we did a better job attacking the basket.”
Haley Jenkins topped the Generals’ scoring column with a game-high 10 points. Bailey Sharp chipped in nine.
Orleans downs Hornets in OT
1/19/2013 by Greg Mengelt (Evening News)
Henryville struggled to score all afternoon and was outscored 10-3 in overtime and fell at Orleans 37-30 on Saturday.
“We weren’t able to get into a flow offensively in the first half,” Henryville coach Josh Conrad said.
Orleans scored more than half of its points from the free throw line, going 19-of-34, while the Hornets made just eight of their 17 shots from the stripe.
“As a team, we need to do a better job adjusting to how the game is being officiated,” Conrad said. “We cannot commit 15 more fouls and put them on the foul line twice as many times and be successful.”
Haley Huddleston led Henryville with 10 points. Emily Hollis added nine and Jasmine Harrell six for the Hornets, who have dropped back-to-back games on the heels of a seven-game winning streak.
“I feel confident that we can regroup and continue to improve for next week and the sectional,” Conrad said.
Shelbi Samsil had a game-high 12 points for Orleans (10-6).
Braves win defensive battle against Henryville
1/17/2013 by Kevin Harris (Evening News)
HENRYVILLE — In his 16 seasons as a high school girls’ basketball coach in Indiana, Borden coach Terry Rademacher has built a reputation as a defensive mastermind.
On Thursday night at Spurgeon Gymnasium, Rademacher came up with another great defensive plan and his players executed it to end archrival Henryville’s seven-game winning streak, 36-33.
The Braves’ main focus was to contain Henryville’s leading scorer, Emily Hollis, and they held Hollis to only four points. The freshman guard shot only 2-of-8 from the field and missed both of her 3-point attempts.
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Drawing the defensive assignment on Hollis was Borden senior Leslie Beatty, who shadowed Hollis throughout the game, whether the Braves played man-to-man or zone defense.
“Beatty did a good job on her,” Rademacher said. “Leslie works very hard and she’s quick. We had a total team defensive effort. We scrapped on loose balls and rebounds.”
Henryville coach Josh Conrad says Hollis has been struggling with her shot since scoring 23 points in a 57-53 overtime victory at Southwestern on Jan. 10.
“It’s been two games in a row where Emily hasn’t had her feet set,” Conrad said. “But she’s going to rebound from it. She’s going to help us out toward the end of the season.”
For the game, Henryville (10-7, 2-3 Southern Athletic Conference) shot 13-of-45 from the field (28.9 percent). Conrad said his girls struggled to get anything going on offense because of Borden’s intense defensive pressure.
“Borden did a great job applying pressure to us and making us kind of get out of our offense,” Conrad said. “We didn’t really execute, but I think they were giving us a lot of openings that we didn’t take advantage of like back-door cuts. We got into the lane, but we shot off-balance shots and I think that kind of hurt us.”
The Hornets’ zone defense was just as effective as Borden’s defense. The Braves (8-6, 2-2) connected on only 12-of-45 field-goal attempts (26.7 percent) and misfired on all 10 of their 3-point tries. Borden had no one score in double digits.
Rademacher gave credit to Henryville’s defense for preventing the Braves from snapping the 40-point mark for the third time in four games. But the Borden coach also said his team’s offense was out of sync.
“It’s always a combination of both,” Rademacher said. “Their defense had direction in what they are trying to do. They were quick and they were zoning up.”
Leading 25-24 at the start of the fourth quarter, the Braves scored the period’s first four points to build a 29-24 advantage. Junior Abby Ellis made a layup off a fast break after a steal and assist by Borden point guard Shelby Kirchgessner. Teammate Kristen Nestor then knocked down two free throws.
But the Hornets got to within 29-28 after back-to-back buckets by Hollis and freshman forward Emma Hendricks.
Borden got its lead back up to five at 35-30 after Carson Casey made 1-of-2 foul shots with 38.2 seconds remaining in regulation. But a 3 by Chelsea LaMotte from the right corner off an assist from Jasmine Harrell sliced Henryville’s deficit to 35-33 with 14.2 seconds left.
Nestor hit a free throw with 7.1 ticks remaining to give Borden a three-point advantage.
After that, Harrell missed a shot from the right wing as the ball went out of bounds. Then Casey ended the game by intercepting a Hollis inbounds pass. In the final quarter, Borden converted 7-of-12 from the line.
“It was hard-fought all the way down to the end. If there were a couple plays that went [the other way], we don’t win,” Rademacher said. “But we made enough free throws and we handled the ball well enough in the fourth quarter. It was a good night for us. We played extremely hard defensively. We’d like to be a little bit smoother offensively, but Henryville also was playing hard defensively.”
Ellis paced the Braves with eight points, while Beatty and Casey each tallied seven. Nestor chipped in six points. Casey grabbed a game-high eight rebounds.
Kirchgessner had a solid floor game with five rebounds and a team-high five assists along with a strong defensive effort. Kirchgessner shared game-high steal honors with Casey with three.
“She gives us direction,” Rademacher said about Kirchgessner. “She does all the things that need to be done for us to win. She doesn’t care whether she scores. She does the all the other things that makes coaches happy.”
LaMotte scored a game-high 16 points. She made four of her seven 3-point attempts. Harrell did a great job giving the senior the ball, as she dished out six assists along with a game-high three steals.
“Chelsea and Jasmine really showed that the game meant a lot to them and they played hard,” Conrad said. “They’re competitors and that’s why they are great role models for that freshman class.”
Hendricks scored nine points and shared game-high rebounding honors with Harrell and Hollis. Each Hornet grabbed eight rebounds.
Hornets beat CAI for seventh straight victory
1/15/2013 by Greg Mengelt (Evening News)
HENRYVILLE — Haley Huddleston and Emily Hollis scored 10 points apiece as Henryville won its seventh straight game, 44-26 over Christian Academy on Tuesday.
The win gives the Hornets a 10-6 record, clinching their seventh consecutive season of double-digit wins.
After jumping out to an 11-6 lead after one quarter, the Warriors outscored Henryville 10-9 in the second quarter to get within 20-16 at intermission.
“We didn’t play as well as we would’ve liked,” Henryville coach Josh Conrad said. “I think CAI deserves a lot of the credit for that.”
In the second half, Henryville pulled away with strong defense and transition offense. Its defense held CAI to three points in a 14-3 fourth quarter.
“In the second half, we made transition baskets and played a little better defense,” Conrad said.
The Warriors’ Nicole Kauchak led all scorers with 13 points, while Brittney Moffett added six for CAI.
Young Henryville is suddenly one of area’s hottest teams
1/15/2013 by Greg Mengelt (Evening News)
HENRYVILLE — As was probably expected before the 2012-13 campaign, it’s been a roller-coaster season for the Henryville girls’ basketball team.
After all, the Hornets lost Allison Knox — last year’s leading ... well ... everything — along with Sarah Richey and Hannah Gilstrap.
In stepped what appears to be one of the best freshman classes Henryville’s ever had. Emily Hollis and Emma Hendricks lead a Hornets’ class that has made the departure of Knox bearable.
Of course, it’s not always been smooth. After opening the season 3-0 against mediocre competition, the Hornets lost six straight, including losses against Lanesville and Trinity Lutheran teams they probably should have beaten.
On Dec. 7, Henryville appeared headed for a seventh consecutive defeat. The Hornets trailed visiting Providence 24-8 at halftime. Then suddenly everything must have clicked.
The Hornets outscored the Pioneers 38-20 in the second half for a stunning 46-44 victory — and they haven’t lost since.
Despite their youth, the Hornets are currently 9-6. With several winnable games down the stretch, they’re almost certain to finish with a winning record despite all of their youth. And they’re rolling heading toward the Class 2A tournament.
“This has been a very exciting and rewarding season,” Henryville coach Josh Conrad said. “We have a great group of girls who come in and work hard each and every day.”
Despite a roster dominated by freshmen, seniors Jasmine Harrell and Chelsea LaMotte have played key roles. Both guards are capable of running the Hornet offense and Conrad said the duo has helped the younger players adapt to the varsity level.
“Our seniors have been excellent role models for our younger players, who continue to grow and mature each day,” Conrad said.
Henryville will get challenges this week from Christian Academy on Tuesday, Borden on Thursday and Orleans on Saturday.
The way they’re playing, the Hornets have a chance to push the winning streak to double digits before a trip to Pekin on Jan. 24. If they can beat conference-rival Borden, Orleans and Eastern, it’s possible they could enter the tournament on a 13-game winning streak.
While it’s not likely, just mentioning the possibility just over a month ago would have seemed ludicrous.
Hornets’ winning streak grows to six
1/10/2013 by Kevin Harris (Evening News)
Photos by David Campbell (Madison Courier)
HANOVER — The Henryville girls’ basketball team outscored host Southwestern 8-4 in overtime to extend its winning streak to six games with a 57-53 victory on Thursday night.
The Hornets’ star of the night was Emily Hollis. The freshman guard scored a game-high 23 points as she knocked down six 3-pointers.
Along with lauding Hollis for her shooting, Henryville coach Josh Conrad credited senior guards Jasmine Harrell and Chelsea LaMotte for getting the ball to Hollis.
“She’s a shooter and she was ready to shoot tonight,” Conrad said about Hollis. “Jasmine and Chelsea did a good job of getting her the ball. We did the best job this season of moving the ball as a team.”
Henryville freshman Emma Hendricks scored 11 points and Harrell chipped in 10.
Hollis nailed a shot in the opening moments of the extra session, and the Hornets did not look back after that.
“In the overtime, we got a good shot with Emily in the corner, and that got us going,” Conrad said.
Hornets win fifth straight, 63-20 over Crothersville
1/2/2013 by Kevin Harris (Evening News)
HENRYVILLE — Henryville won its fifth straight game and its second straight Southern Athletic Conference contest, 63-20 over Crothersville on Wednesday.
Since opening 3-0 then dropping six straight, the Hornets won three close games then blew out Rock Creek and Crothersville in back-to-back outings.
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On Wednesday, they held the Tigers to 20 points, including a shutout in the third quarter.
“Our team played well tonight on both sides of the basketball,” Henryville coach Josh Conrad said. “After the first two minutes of the game, our defense got a lot better mainly, because we were more active.”
On offense, freshman Emily Hollis scored 20 points and hit four 3-point shots. Nine different Hornets contributed to the scoring column, including 11 from Emma Hendricks, nine from Jasmine Harrell and eight more from Haley Huddleston.
“We feel like we are building some depth,” Conrad said. “We saw a ton of positives and had all the girls contribute positively.”
Hornets win fourth straight, 62-25 over Rock Creek
12/20/2012 by Staff (Evening News)
SOUTHERN INDIANA — Henryville’s girls’ basketball team won its fourth straight game and went above .500 at 7-6 with a 62-25 victory over Rock Creek Academy on Thursday.
The Hornets led 27-7 after one quarter and held the winless Lions to 15 points through three quarters to build a 35-point lead.
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“I feel like we continue to get better each day,” Henryville coach Josh Conrad said. “We did a better job on both sides of the court at times tonight. We have been battling injuries and illnesses, so it was nice to see some girls play different positions and make an impact.”
Emily Hollis led the Hornets with 14 poitns, including a pair of 3-pointers. Lesha Dallas (11) and Haley Huddleston (10) joined Hollis in double-figures. However, it has been the Hornets’ improved defense that has led to the impressive streak, Conrad said.
“I think we’ve played better defensively and that’s helped us out,” he said. “We haven’t been making the turnovers we were early on and that’s helped our defense out.”
Brittany Page led the Lions with seven points and Tabitha Tomskevitch and Christa Scholl added six apiece.
Henryville earns first SAC victory in OT
12/19/2012 by Greg Mengelt (Evening News)
HENRYVILLE — For the second straight game, the Henryville girls’ basketball team erased a large deficit to earn a comeback victory.
On Tuesday, the host Hornets erased South Central’s 29-17 halftime lead for a 50-45 Southern Athletic Conference victory.
Henryville outscored the Rebels (3-8, 1-1 SAC) 22-10 in the second half and 11-6 in overtime for its first conference win.
South Central’s Kelsey Miller led all scorers with 24 points, but the Hornets contained the Rebels’ senior star during the comeback.
“In the first half, Kelsey Miller controlled the game and made our defense pay,” Henryville coach Josh Conrad said. “In the second half, we played with more determination and intensity. We did a much better job pressuring the basketball and helping each other out.”
Seven different Hornets scored at least three points, led by freshman Emily Hollis with 13 points, fellow freshman Emma Hendricks and junior Sadie Spears with nine apiece and senior Jasmine Harrell with eight.
“We had positives from everyone who played tonight,” Conrad said.
Henryville wins again
12/11/2012 by Greg Mengelt (Evening News)
After winning its first three games of the season, Henryville dropped six straight.
But the Hornets have responded with back-to-back wins, including Tuesday’s 40-36 victory over West Washington to improve to 5-6.
“This game should be a nice confidence booster,” Henryville coach Josh Conrad said. “We had lots of positive things happen. Hopefully, we can continue to get better and keep moving in the right direction.”
Freshman Emily Hollis led Henryville with 16 points, including both of the Hornets’ 3-point shots. Senior Jasmine Harrell added six for a balanced Henryville squad.
Hornets come from behind to stun Providence
12/7/2012 by Greg Mengelt & Kevin Harris (Evening News)
Tailing 24-8 at halftime, Henryville outscored Providence 38-20 in the second half for a stunning 46-44 upset of the Pioneers on Friday.
“In the second half, our girls did an excellent job attacking their zone,” Hornets coach Josh Conrad said of his young squad. “In the first half, we stood around on offense, which created their offense. Our guards changed the game in the second half by attacking areas of the zone and, for the most part, taking balanced shots.
Henryville freshman Emily Hollis led all scorers with 17 points, including both of the Hornets’ 3-pointers. Senior Jasmine Harrell added 10 points and Haley Huddleston scored eight for Henryville, which snapped a six-game losing streak.
“I’m very proud of our effort and intensity in the second half,” Conrad said.
Providence knocked down eight 3-pointers in the contest, led by Meredith Endris and Nichole Tucker, who hit three apiece. Michaela Hoke also made a pair.
Endris led the Pioneers with 13 points.
Trinity holds on in home game against Henryville
12/4/2012 by Staff (Seymour Tribune)
Trinity Lutheran’s girls basketball team built a 33-21 lead at halftime of Tuesday’s home game against Henryville.
The visiting Hornets outscored the Cougars in the second half, but it wasn’t enough to pull out a win. Trinity won 63-56.
Allison Posey led Trinity with 19 points, including 12 of 15 from the free-throw line. Haley Couch scored 15 points in her season debut, while Kyra Klosterman scored 11 of her 13 points from the foul line.
Henryville also had three players score in double figures, led by Jasmine Harrell’s 19 points.
Hornets fall to Eagles
11/29/2012 by Kevin Harris (Evening News)
Host Henryville blew a 24-20 lead at start of the fourth quarter and lost to Lanesville on Thursday, 34-33. The Eagles outscored the Hornets in the final stanza, 34-33.
“We had a few miscues late in the game that led to two 3-point shots and a three-point play. In a low-scoring game, that makes it hard to win,” Henryville coach Josh Conrad said.
No one for the Hornets scored in double figures. Freshman Emily Hollis paced Henryville with eight points, knocking down two 3-pointers. Teammates Jasmine Harrell and Tami Burgin each scored six points.
“We did a better job moving the basketball. We just didn’t finish open shots,” Conrad said. “As a team, we have to do a better job being ready to shoot and attacking the basket. Defensively, our intensity was better for the majority of the game, though we have to do a better job finishing.”
Pirates rebound for 64-31 win over Henryville
11/24/2012 by Greg Mengelt (Evening News)
HENRYVILLE — Charlestown’s 54-44 loss to rival New Washington the night before Thanksgiving left a bad taste in Pirates coach Sam Terrell’s mouth.
So when his team returned on Friday, Terrell put them through a tough practice, even with a tough game against Henryville the next afternoon.
The results was a 64-31 road victory the Hornets.
“I felt like in the New Wash game, we didn’t play our game,” Terrell said. “I said at Friday’s practice, we’re going to get after it and just work hard. We had a hard two-hour practice, probably harder than we should have the day before a game, but we were like, if we don’t get it together, this could go south for us.
“We came in today and played hard. Hopefully, we can continue to do that.”
“We came back [after Thanksgiving] and talked as a team and talked about how we needed to work more as a team instead of just talking like a team,” senior center Emily Young said. “I think that really was a major factor in how we played today.”
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The Pirates shot 50 percent from the floor (23 of 46), got to the foul line 25 times and forced 30 Henryville turnovers to improve to 2-2.
“This is how hard we want to play on a continuous basis,” Terrell said. “We got some shots we didn’t get to fall [against New Wash and Corydon Central].”
The Pirates opened on fire, jumping out to a 10-0 lead in the first three minutes of the contest. Justice Burdin scored the first seven then Shelby Goedeker knocked down a 3-pointer.
Emily Hollis hit one of her three free throws to get the Hornets on the board and Jasmine Harvey scored on a drive to give the Pirates a 12-1 lead and force a Henryville timeout.
“We have to come out ready to play every game,” Young said. “The couple games that we’ve lost so far, we’ve gotten off to slow start and we haven’t been prepared to jump out on them.”
“Charlestown came out ready to play and our effort was pretty poor,” Henryville coach Josh Conrad said. “You can’t compete against good teams if you’re not going to go out and give a lot of effort.”
The Pirates led 19-10 after one quarter and pushed it to 32-17 at the break. Charlestown then put the game away in the third by outscoring the Hornets 22-8.
“We had a lot of people step up,” Terrell said.
One of those to step up was Young, who finished with a season-high nine points.
“She was a little more aggressive offensively,” Terrell said of Young. “Our big girls need to be more offensively aggressive. We’re big and we’re pretty solid on the inside and we need to take advantage of that.”
“This year coach has made it clear to me that I need to be more of an offensive threat,” Young said. “In the past I’ve been more of a defensive threat. This year I’ve kind of tried to focus on scoring a little more.”
Burdin led the Pirates with 22 points and 10 rebounds, including four on the offensive end. She also had two assists, two steals and a blocked shot.
“Burdin’s tough,” Conrad said. “She’s tough to guard. Every time we scored a couple baskets, she’d come back, get right to the rim and score a couple herself. She was hard to stop.”
Kaitlynn Henning added 15 points, three rebounds and three steals. Goedeker scored seven points and Taryn Moore had a Charlestown-best four assists.
Jasmine Harrell led Henryville, which shot 26 percent from the floor, with 10 points. She also had four rebounds and three assists.
“She was offensive there for a little while in the third quarter,” Conrad said of Harrell. “If she plays offense like that, good things will happen.”
Inside play leads Dragons to 50-25 bounce back win over Henryville
11/17/2012 by Jon Reiter (Evening News)
SELLERSBURG — Silver Creek girls’ basketball coach Scott Schoen said his squad had difficulty working the ball inside to star forward Alex Tinsley in Friday night’s loss to Jeffersonville.
“We just couldn’t get it there last night,” Schoen said following Silver Creek’s 50-25 home win against Henryville on Saturday. “[Henryville coach] Josh [Conrad] does a great job getting his kids ready, but we thought the middle would be open, and with Alex and Kelsi [Scott], that’s a pretty good tandem for us when we can get it going.”
Photos by Joe Ullrich
Tinsley scored eight points in the first half and eight more in the second to lead all scorers with 16 points in the Silver Creek (2-1) victory. Scott, a 6-foot center, added five points and six rebounds and senior guard Emily Clayton notched 11 points.
The Dragons controlled the matchup throughout, but found a little bit of danger early in the third quarter, after a three-pointer from Henryville guard Chelsea LaMotte brought the Hornets to within seven at 28-21 with 5:12 remaining in the third quarter.
Immediately following LaMotte’s 3, Schoen called a timeout. Over the remainder of the quarter, Silver Creek put Henryville away, scoring 11 unanswered points to take a 39-21 lead after three.
Schoen said during that timeout he stressed the importance of defensive intensity to his squad. LaMotte’s three-pointer capped a 7-0 run by Henryville that saw jumpers from guards Emily Hollis and Bethanie Harbold find paydirt.
“We’re about defense. We’re about not gambling,” Schoen said. “We were really gambling right there, and we talked about in that timeout getting three holds in a row. We were able to do that, and we pulled our press off — that let us stay in front of them a little bit easier.”
Nine Dragon players scored, and Schoen rotated in 11 players in the first quarter alone.
“It’s going to help us going forward to get these girls experience,” he said. “We had some good play from our bench tonight, Alexis Barnett (seven points) really gave us a lift.”
Henryville had no double-figure scorers, although senior guard Jasmine Harrell notched six points and seven rebounds. LaMotte added six points for the Hornets (3-3).
Mustangs defeat Hornets
11/16/2012 by Kevin Harris (Evening News)
SOUTHERN INDIANA - Junior guard Ashley Johnson poured in 30 points to lead host New Washington past Henryville on Friday, 68-48.
“She killed us in the second half,” Hornets’ coach Josh Conrad said. “She pretty much drove down the court and knocked down shots.
Freshman Emily Hollis paced Henryville with 19 points. Senior guard Jasmine Harrell chipped in 14.
Henryville commits 28 turnovers to fall in Tipoff Tourney final, 45-33
11/10/2012 by Kevin Harris (Evening News)
HENRYVILLE — On Saturday night at Furnish Gymnasium, the Henryville girls’ basketball team tried to avenge last year’s loss to Oldenburg Academy in the championship game of the Henryville Tipoff Tournament.
But a slew of turnovers prevented the Hornets from paying back the defending champion Twisters.
Henryville committed 28 turnovers, with 17 coming in the first half, to fall to Oldenburg Academy in this year‘s tournament final, 45-33.
Photos by C. E. Branham
Hornets’ coach Josh Conrad said the miscues were too much for his team to overcome, as Henryville trailed by 18 points at halftime and by as many as 24 points early in the fourth quarter.
“[The turnovers] were more of our lack of effort tonight,” Conrad said. “We were not positioned low to the basketball and not cutting to our passes. [Handling the ball] is one of those things you’ve got to do from the get-go.”
The Twisters’ defense had a lot to do with the Hornet errors, too. It did not matter what defense Oldenburg was in, whether it was its zone full-court press or its half-court man-to-man, because it forced Henryville turnovers. The Twisters (3-0) did a good job of moving their feet and spreading their arms to create deflections.
Conrad expected Oldenburg to apply that kind of stifling pressure throughout the contest.
“We talked about that heading in,” Conrad said. “We got back on our heels early and they had more intensity than we did.”
The Hornets (3-1) made a late run, but it was too little, too late. Trailing 43-19 in the final period, they scored 14 unanswered points to pull within 10 points. Henryville senior guard Chelsea LaMotte scored seven of her nine points during the spurt, which included a 3-pointer.
Freshman guard Emily Hollis led the Hornets with 12 points, shooting 5-of-19 from the field. Conrad credits Hollis’ chemistry with Henryville senior point guard Jasmine Harrell for helping the rookie get the ball in the bucket on Saturday.
“She does a good job of positioning herself, and a lot of that goes to Jasmine. In transition, they do a good job of finding each other,” Conrad said. “[Hollis] can definitely shoot the ball. Tonight, she didn’t get into the flow until the end. But she has a chance to knock down some shots.”
Conrad says there are some benefits to playing a tournament at the start of the season.
“You get to see a lot of defenses and personnel early on. It allows you to see a lot of different things,” Conrad said. “They’re really a fun group to coach. We have a lot of things to work on, but they are good things to work on.”
Henryville advances to Tipoff championship
11/9/2012 by Staff (Evening News)
CLARKSVILLE — Henryville improved to 3-0 and advanced to tonight’s Henryville Tipoff Tournament championship game with a 47-28 win over Clarksville on Friday.
The Hornets will face Oldenburg Academy in title game, which is scheduled for 7 p.m.
Clarksville was even with the Hornets through two quarters on Friday before Henryville exploded for a 25-point third quarter to take a 40-23 lead.
“In the third quarter, we finally hit some shots and contained better on the defensive end,” Henryville coach Josh Conrad said. “We were getting good shots in the first half, we just didn’t knock them down.”
“Henryville just came out in the third quarter and knocked down some shots and just played harder than we did,” Generals coach B.D. Ledbetter said.
Freshman Emily Hollis led Henryville for the third straight game, this time with 25 points. She knocked down four three-point shots. She was the only Hornet in double-figures.
Clarksville was led by Haley Jenkins’ nine points.
Hornets improve to 2-0
11/8/2012 by Greg Mengelt (Evening News)
Henryville won its second Henrvyille Tip-off Tournament game, defeating Medora 49-31 on Thursday.
“We saw improvement tonight on both ends of the floor,” Henryville coach Josh Conrad said. “I thought we did a good job finding the open person in the first three quarters. We know we have things to work on the defensive end, but the players are working hard and that's what counts.”
For the second straight game, freshman Emily Hollis led the Hornets in scoring. She followed up a 19-point performance in Henryville’s season opening win over Irvington Prep with 24 points against Medora. Nine different Hornets scored in the victory.
Hannah Elkins led Medora with nine points.
Hornets open with big win
11/6/2012 by Greg Mengelt (Evening News)
Henryville led host Irvington Prep 41-11 at the half and rolled to a season-opening 72-15 victory.
The contest was also the opener of the Henryville Tipoff Tournament.
Four Hornets scored in double figures, led by Emily Hollis with 19. Haley Huddleston had 12 and Tami Burgin and Lesha Dallas scored 10 apiece.
Henryville coach Josh Conrad praised distributors Chelsea LaMotte and Jasmine Harrell after the win.
“I thought Jasmine and Chelsea did a good job of getting people in the right spots and doing the little things to make the team better,” Conrad said.
2012 Fall-Break Lady Hornets Basketball Camp
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We want to thank all the campers for attending - and all the parents for providing the opportunity! In addition, we want to thank all the high school players for their efforts! We hope all involved enjoyed the 2012 Fall-Break Lady Hornets Basketball Camp!