Late charge not enough, Braves get burned by Dragons


Tribune photo by Zach Spicer/ Brownstown Central sophomore Jaelyn Reynolds (40) drives toward the basket as Silver Creek's Alex Tinsley, left, Casie Toby (30) and Lexi McFarland (14) defend during Saturday's game at Sellersburg.

Tribune photo by Zach Spicer/ Brownstown Central sophomore Ally Lorenzo, right, passes the ball as Silver Creek's Emily Clayton defends during Saturday's game at Sellersburg.


Silver Creek got the ball in Alex Tinsley’s hands in the first half of Saturday’s Mid-Southern Conference game, and she took it to the Brownstown Central starting five.

So in the second half, when Brownstown’s deficit reached 18 points, coach Karla Rieckers went to her bench. Those players responded big time by causing turnovers and helping the Braves pull within six points heading into the fourth quarter.

Rieckers rotated the starters and bench players throughout the fourth quarter, and they forced eight more turnovers. Kaylee Bennett hit the team’s only 3-pointer at 1:15 for a 46-42 score, but the Dragons made free throws down the stretch for a 51-44 win.

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