The Crothersville got the best of inter-county rivals Medora in a matchup Tuesday night.
The Tigers cruised past the Hornets in historic fashion during a 95-29 victory.
The 95 points was a score record for the Tigers. The team also set the previous record at 86 earlier this season against Henryville.
Crothersville coach Kevin Hensley said that even though his team was up by large margins throughout the game, he wanted them to keep their energy level up.
“Our team has a law that when we come into a game like this that we don’t let ourselves down and keep that energy level up,” he said. Keeping the same intensity ensures the team will not hit a rut and perform at low level during its next game. If we don’t keep our energy level up, it can carry over to the next game and we won’t play well.”
Medora coach Brad McCammon said his team didn’t seem prepared mentally for the challenge.
“In warmups I can usually tell if they’re ready and I could just see in their eyes they weren’t with it,” he said following the game. “They’re good, but they’re not this good and we made them look like they ought to be in the hall of fame.”
Things started off bad for the Hornets as the team recorded three of its 32 turnovers on its first three possessions of the game.
They did briefly lead the Tigers 4-3 for a moment, but it did not last after a three from Piper Hensley made it 6-4 in favor of Crothersville.
The Tigers never looked back and forced the Hornets to turn the ball over 11 times as they took a 23-6 lead to close the opening quarter.
The second quarter was much of the same as the Hornets turned the ball over on their first four possessions of the quarter.
The Tigers did not turn the intensity down as they continued a full court press defense despite a large lead.
The Tigers outscored the Hornets 33-2 in the second quarter and took a commanding 56-8 lead at the half.
Crothersville’s Tayler Brewer led her team in the first half with 16 points and 7 rebounds. Piper Hensley followed with 14-first half points.
“They used their size and quickness to get us trapped and played great,” McCammon said. “We turned the ball over over 20 times in the first half and you can’t beat anybody doing that.”
In the second half, the Hornets did play better by not turning the ball over as frequently and did record four field goals, but the deficit was too high.
Despite not turning the ball over as much, the team still recorded five in the quarter and the Tigers scored on each of them.
The Tigers also had 14 field goals in the third quarter.
By the fourth quarter the Tigers let their guard down and turned the ball over three times and the
Hornets scored a game-high 12 points in the quarter. That was led Gwyneth Morris who scored seven for the Hornets in the quarter.
McCammon said he told his team to move on and focus on the next game.
“I told them to forget this one and let me worry about it,” he said.
The Tigers will face South Central on Thursday. The Hornets will play three games in as many days beginning Thursday at Rock Creek.