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Girls basketball: Lady Pirates breeze to 3rd straight double digit win

Jan. 10—NASHVILLE — On the road at Brown County, the Lady Pirates put four girls in double figures en route to a resounding 70-43 win over the Lady Eagles.

Class 3A No. 4 Greensburg improves to 14-3. Brown County drops to 8-7.

The game was close until the second half. Greensburg led 20-19 after the first quarter and took a 31-25 lead to the break at the half. In the second half, the Lady Pirates outscored Brown County 39-18 to sail away with the victory.

Greensburg freshman Claire Larrison posted a double-double with 19 points and 11 rebounds. Mary Harmon was next in the scoring column with 18 points. Carlee Adams finished with 15 points and Leah West tallied 10 points.

For the game, the Lady Pirate defense held Brown County to 37 percent from the field. Greensburg dominated on the glass, outrebounding the Lady Eagles by 19.

Greensburg returns home Thursday to host Brownstown Central (12-6).

North Decatur

MORRISTOWN — The Lady Chargers kept their MHC record unblemished with a 60-31 rout of Morristown. North Decatur moves to 12-6 overall and 3-0 in the MHC. Morristown drops to 6-12 overall and 1-3 in conference play.

North grabbed a 10-point lead at the end of the first quarter 16-6 and never looked back. North's lead at the break ballooned to 34-9. After three quarters, North led 46-22.

Ella Kunz led the Lady Chargers in scoring with 16 points. Madi Allen and Clare Kinker both had eight points. Carmen Thackery, Kelsey Haley, Sydney Rohls and Jo Whitaker all scored six points. Ally Whitaker had four points.

North connected on 10-of-11 from the free throw line. The Yellow Jackets were 8-of-15.

North returns to action Thursday hosting Southwestern (Shelby) in the annual Coaches vs Cancer game.

South Decatur

CROTHERSVILLE — South Decatur traveled to Crothersville to take on a young Lady Tigers squad Tuesday. The Lady Cougars jumped out to a big lead early and cruised to a 70-28 victory.

South improves to 10-9 on the season. Crothersville drops to 3-14.

After the first eight minutes of action, South pulled away to an 18-2 lead. South continued to play well on both ends of the court and led 38-10 at the half. In the third quarter, South outscored the Lady Tigers 18-10 to extend the lead to 56-20 after three quarter.

The Lady Cougars put three players in double figures scoring: Kiley Best 14, Paige McQueen 14 and Makayla Somers 13.

Makayla Puckett tallied nine points. Molly Eden had eight points. Brayley Sundal and Taylor Somers both added four points. Sophie Wittkamper and Liz Bennett both added two points.

Makayla Somers had a team-high nine rebounds. Puckett had six rebounds and Eden finished with five rebounds. Brayley Sundal dished out a team-high eight assists and had a team-high seven steals.

South hosts Waldron (6-10) Thursday.

Rushville

SHELBYVILLE — The host Lady Golden Bears of Shelbyville led at every quarter break and held off the Lady Lions 43-33 Tuesday.

Shelbyville improves to 12-6 on the year. Rushville drops to 7-12.

Shelbyville led 10-6 after the opening eight minutes of action. In the second quarter, Shelbyville outscored the Lady Lions 11-10 to grab a 21-16 lead at the break. Shelbyville stretched the lead to nine after three quarters, 32-23.

Rushville was led in scoring by Leonie Boyer with nine points. Gracie Buzzard finished with six points. Trisha Morgan scored four points. Kylee Herbert and Makenna Ripberger both scored three points. Carly Senour, Olivia Smith, Kiley Parsley and Ericka Kuhn all scored two points.

Boyer and Buzzard both grabbed six rebounds to share team high honors. Ripberger had four rebounds. Herbert dished out a team-high three assists. Boyer and Smith added two assists each. Morgan recorded a team-high three steals.

Contact Aaron Kirchoff at aaron.kirchoff@greensburgdailynews.com.