Some nights, the shots don’t fall for either team and one run makes all the difference.
Brownstown Central’s girls basketball team shot 21 percent from the field while Jennings County made 28 percent of their attempts in a 34-30 Panthers win Monday.
In the first quarter, the Braves shot 1 of 13 while the Panthers went 1 of 11 from the field.
Brownstown Central (14-9) missed its first 10 shots until Shelby Stuckwisch converted an and-one at the 1:49 mark to give the Braves a 4-3 lead after eight minutes of play.
The Panthers (8-13) turned the ball over six times to the Braves’ two in the first eight minutes.
Jennings County’s Eliza Gasper opened the second quarter with a 3-pointer and Callie Wilder added a basket to put the Panthers up 8-4 with 5:57 left in the half.
The Braves went on a 5-0 run on back-to-back baskets by Madison Klinge and a free throw by Ashley Schroer found the bottom of the net, as the Braves pulled back within one at 12-11.
A field goal by Schroer and free throw from Snodgrass with five ticks on the clock tied the game at 14-14.
At the half, the Braves made 5 shots on 26 attempts and the Panthers sank 4 of 22.
Brownstown Central’s offensive woes continued in the third quarter, as they would only score four points out of the intermission.
Klinge made a basket and hit two free throws to put the Braves up 18-14 with 6:30 on the clock, but the Braves wouldn’t score again in the third quarter. The Panthers scored 11 unanswered points, behind six from Wilder, to lead 25-18 to close the third.
The Braves turned the ball over six times in the third quarter and the Panthers gave it away five times.
A 5-0 run by the Braves cut the deficit to 25-23 with 5:25 left in the game.
Brownstown Central stayed within a point thanks to a 3-pointer by Payton Farmer and basket from Keeli Darlage until a score from Wilder put the Panthers up 33-30 with 1:17 remaining.
In the final minute of the game, the Braves had four straight looks at the basket, in part of three offensive rebounds by Darlage, but none would fall.
With five second remaining, Wilder split free throws to seal the win.
Jennings County made 13 of 46 shots while the Braves went 10 for 47 in the game.
Klinge led the Braves with eight points and Wilder topped the Panthers with 15.
On the boards, the Panthers won the rebounding battle 35-27.
Brownstown will close out the regular season by hosting Class 3A No. 1 North Harrison on Thursday.