BY AMANDA FRENCH
> SOUTHERN INDIANA —
The Silver Creek girls’ basketball team defeated Clarksville, 58-24 at Silver Creek on Wednesday night.
Leading for the Dragons were Lexi McFarland and Alex Tinsley.
“We want to set the tone early for the game,” Silver Creek coach Scott Schoen said. “We want to bring the fight to the [opponent].”
Silver Creek had a strong first half, leading 30-6 at the break. They keep the momentum going and controlled the pace of the second half.
Schoen said he was pleased with the way his team played.
“We shared the ball real well,” he said.
In the second half, Clarksville stepped up their game and put more points on the scoreboard. Toward the end of the third quarter, Clarksville’s a Gabby Evans bucket got the Generals within 40-10.
“Clarksville made some adjustments and they set some screens,” Schoen said.
Silver Creek (4-1) will be in back in action Saturday for a big Mid-Southern Conference game at Corydon Central. Clarksville (2-5) hosts Rock Creek on Tuesday.
• Jeff girls top Seymour for first time in five years: Jeffersonville’s girls’ swim team knocked off Seymour for the first time in five years as part of a Red Devil sweep of the Owls on Tuesday.
The Red Devil girls edged Seymour, 94-91 behind three wins from senior Karlee Demsey. Demsey won the 200 individual medley, the 100 freestyle and was part of the winning 200 free relay, which also included Elizabeth Browne, Alexa Waldrip and Samatha Glover.
Browne also won the 200 free, Glover won the 100 breaststroke and Waldrip was the diving winner. Yanna Martin captured the 100 butterfly victory and freshman Amelia Blankenbeker earned her first-ever varsity first place in the 500 free.
The Jeff boys pounded the Owls 125-60 to improve to 4-0. Junior T Martin won four times. Josh Phelps and Evan Lopez won three events, while Evan Shive, Karol Schmuck and Tyler Sariscsany each won twice.
NEXT: Jeff at the Tell City Relays, Saturday.