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The Crothersville girls cross-country team tied with New Washington in Tuesday’s Southern Athletic Conference meet at Lanesville.
So it came down to the sixth runner, and Crothersville’s Alisha Basil had a better placing than New Washington, giving the Tigers third place out of six teams.
The Crothersville boys finished sixth, and Borden won the boys and girls titles.
“It’s been awhile since I’ve had to use the sixth man to do that,” Tigers coach Carl Bowman said. “I saw when we were coming through that New Washington and us were going to be vying for the third spot. It’s been awhile since we’ve had a varsity team that’s finished that high in the conference, so we were pretty pleased with that.”
Lea Grissmer paced the girls by placing 13th in 24:46, and Torri Boldery was 17th in 25:43.
Micah Mains led the boys by placing 23rd in 19:54, and Grayson Barnes was six places back in 20:55.
“We had quite a few people, boys and girls, that had (personal records) even though they had to go up the hill three times,” Bowman said.
Crothersville will now prepare for Tuesday’s sectional at Brown County.
Medora 3, Borden 1
Medora had the right mindset Tuesday at Borden, coach Sara Carney said, and that led to a four-set victory, 25-19, 20-25, 25-22, 25-21.
“We came ready to play,” Carney said. “Their attitude, their passing, their defense, their hitting, it’s just like they came to win. We got down, we got back up ... we never lost momentum, and we played well.”
Hannah Elkins led in hitting, going 55 of 60 with 20 kills, and Monika Bevers was the top server, going 27 of 30 with five aces. The Hornets finished with 43 kills and six aces. Mackenzie Hackney had 40 assists.
Medora improved to 7-13 and Friday will travel to play Trinity Lutheran.
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