Senior sets mark for Crothersville; Tigers trump Borden with big rally

BORDEN

Crothersville senior Katrina Christian stands above the rest in the school’s history for points scored in a career.

Totaling 30 points on Tuesday in a 50-48 Southern Athletic Conference win at Borden, Christian is the girls basketball program’s all-time leading scorer with 1,187 points.

“It’s pretty amazing,” Tigers coach Kevin Hensley said of the record. “(Christian) is another level of talent. It means so much to our program. It shows the girls what they’re capable of doing if they work hard.”

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Christian moved past Brooke Prather (1,165) to set the new mark.

With 7.7 seconds left in the game, Christian took a shot to the hoop from the top of the key and hit a buzzer beater with the help of a screen by fellow senior Madison Reynolds.

In the first quarter, the Tigers (6-1) out-scored the Braves 9-1.

The Braves stormed back in the second, scoring 20 points while the Tigers added 12.

Christian broke the school record with a basket at the 2:12-mark in the second quarter.

Crothersville trailed 32-26 after three quarters but made the massive comeback in the fourth.

The Tigers went on an offensive tear in scoring 24 points in the final eight minutes to get the edge for their fifth straight win of the season.

Only two other Tigers scored on the evening, as Piper Hensley chipped-in 13 and Kashmir Kelshaw totaled seven.

On the boards, the Braves out-rebounded the Tigers 38-34.

Maddie Riley pulled down nine boards and Christian snagged 10 rebounds for the Tigers.

On Saturday, Crothersville will play at Jackson County foe Trinity Lutheran (0-3).