Greensburg tops Lady Spartans in EIAC hardwood matchup
The Greensburg Lady Pirates hosted the Connersville Lady Spartans Saturday afternoon in an EIAC contest. Leah West got Greensburg on the board first to begin a 7-0 run for the Lady Pirates. Sara Ruble hit a three with 4:30 to play in the first to finally get Connersville on the board. Two more quick baskets from CHS tied the game back up at 7-7. Aly Powers scored on a slashing drive to the hoop that started an 11-3 Lady Bucs run that ended with Mary Harmon collecting on an and one opportunity. Greensburg led going into the second frame 19-10. Ahniyah Bennett scored the first four points in the second quarter for Connersville, then Harmon led the Lady Bucs on a 10-0 run to go up 30-16 with just over two minutes to go in the half. Abby Schwartz and Jacey Wilhelm scored the next five points in the game and where down by nine with 20 seconds to go. Carmen Thackery added a buzzer beater and Greensburg led 32-21 at halftime.
The second half began with Carlee Adams hitting from downtown and West putting up four points for the Lady Bucs. Hailey Sembach added four points for Connersville before Greensburg went on another 7-0 run before a three from Wilhelm ended the run. Another Adams three and a Sarah Stapp basket gave the Lady Pirates a 51-30 lead going into the final frame. Ruble and Sembach led the Lady Spartans to their highest scoring quarter in the game, the duo scored 12 of the 16 CHS points in the quarter. The Lady Pirates posted 13 points in the final period from four different players as they pulled out the EIAC win 64-46. Connersville fell to 4-5 on the year and 0-2 in conference play. Greensburg got back to .500 on the season with their record now at 4-4 and 1-1 in EIAC games. Connersville is back in action on Tuesday when the host New Castle (0-9) at the Spartan Dome. Greensburg travels to South Dearborn on Thursday for another EIAC match up.
unofficial scoring: GCHS– Adams 16, West and Harmon 13, Powers 11, Emma McQueen 5, Thackery 4, and Stapp 2. CHS– Sembach 18, Ruble 10, Bennett and Wilhelm 5, Addy Jones 4, Schwartz 3, and Amy Rowe 1.