Lady Lions fall to a tough Jennings County squad
The Rushville Lady Lions fell to the Jennings County Lady Panthers on Tuesday evening. Rushville got behind early after a 7-0 JC run to start the game. Briley Munchel scored on a jumper to stop the run, but the Lady Panthers scored seven more unanswered points. Belle Gossett hit a three to make it 14-5, the squads traded baskets over the next few possessions, and with one play left Munchel hit a long three at the buzzer to make the score 21-14 through one period. The Lady Panthers started quarter number two on a 5-0 run. Rushville got the deep ball working after that with Munchel hitting three from outside the arc and Gossett another to pull the Lady Lions within seven of JC. Rushville went scoreless the remainder of the frame, while giving up five more points and going into halftime down 38-26. Jennings County extended their run into the next half with 10 unanswered points before Leonie Boyer hit a free throw for RCHS. Boyer added five more points to pull the Lady Lions within 11 points. Eight more points by JC pulled them back ahead but a half court shot from Gossett at the buzzer brought the score to 53-42 with Rushville trailing once again by 11. In the first half of the fourth period JC outscored Rushville 9-6, then went on a 6-0 run before Rushville scored again. The Lady Lions lost 68-53 and now sit aat 4-6 on the season.
The Lady Lions were led in scoring by Munchel who hit seven three pointers and scored 23 points. Gossett added 13, Boyer 11, Kylee Herbert 6, and Erika Kuhn 2.
Rushville travels to Lawrenceburg (7-2) on Saturday for an EIAC matchup.