Lady Tigers Fall To #1 Wood In Regional

Making the school’s first regional appearance ever, the Crothersville Lady Tigers were eliminated from the IHSAA post season play by Wood Memorial Trojans— the #1 ranked team in Class A girls basketball— Saturday afternoon 73-57 in the Springs Valley Regional at French Lick.
Crothersville came out strong in the first quarter battling the 25-1 Trojanes toe-to-toe and led 17-15 at the first stop.
But turnovers were costly for Crothersville in the second quarter. Wood Memorial outscored the locals 20-12 in the second frame to take a six-point, 35-29 lead into the locker room.
The Gibson County team continued their scoring barrage in the third period out-pointing the Lady Tigers 22-13 to lead 57-42 going into the final stanza.
Both teams battled evenly in the final period with Wood outscoring the locals 16-15.
In her season finale, Katrina Christian scored 30 points for the Lady Tigers. She got double digit help from Piper Hensley with 12. Maddie Riley scored 5, Kashmir Kelshaw and Madison Reynolds each hit for four and Nikki Hickman scored two points.
The Lady Tigers graduate three seniors from this year’s squad —Kat Christian, Piper Hensley and Madison Reynolds—and return a solid nucleus of veterans for the 2017-18 hardwood season.
Crothersville ended with a 19-9 record; the most wins of any Lady Tiger ball club.
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In the Springs Valley Regional Championship Game #1 Wood Memorials defeated the #2 Vincennes Rivet Patrioits 46-40. Rivet got to the title game by defeating South Central in the regional opener 51-45.