Tribune Staff Reports
Class A No. 12 New Washington doubled up on Brownstown Central in the first quarter and led by 12 at halftime of Tuesday’s girls basketball game.
The visiting Braves had a 34-29 scoring edge in the second half, but it wasn’t enough to claim the win. The Mustangs won 56-51.
“We just didn’t really start the way we needed to. We need to make sure that we play aggressive,” Braves coach Karla Rieckers said.
“I thought in the second half, we came out and outplayed them. We certainly outscored them, which was good on our part. We talked about getting ourselves back in the game, and we had it where we wanted to, but we just couldn’t overcome all the free throws they shot.”
New Washington finished the game 24 of 39 from the free-throw line, while Brownstown was only 12 of 15. Brownstown was called for 29 fouls in the game, and three girls fouled out.
The Braves’ Trinity Booher led all scorers with 19 points, including two 3-pointers and 7 of 8 from the line, and Kaylee Bennett had 12 points and a team-high nine rebounds.
Brownstown is 6-7 going into Saturday’s game at Brown County.
Class 2A No. 6 Austin shot out to a 20-7 lead through one quarter and led 36-9 at halftime en route to a 70-23 win at Crothersville.
Crothersville was led in scoring by Alexis Adair with nine points. The Tigers outrebounded the Eagles 35-27, and Becca Hensley led Crothersville with eight.
Jessie Davidson was one of three Eagles scoring in double figures, taking game honors with 20 points. Ten Austin players scored in the game.
Crothersville dropped to 1-15 and on Saturday will play at Springs Valley.
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