Greensburg claims second place in EIAC with win over Lady Tigers
The Lady Pirates finished the regular season with a 23-point win over Lawrenceburg on Thursday evening. They locked in second place in the EIAC with a 6-1 record. East Central a perfect 7-0 won for the third consecutive season. The Lady Tigers honored their seniors Nicole Houze and Lizzie Redar with the pair playing their last home game of the season. Redar did drop 19 on the Lady Bucs in the loss. Second highest in the contest only to Leah West who finished with 22-points on the evening.
The first quarter started with a three from West, she scored again this time from the paint, and Aly Powers scored putting Greensburg up 7-0. Redar hit her first basket of the night from deep, stopping the Lady Bucs early run. A pair of three’s from Carlee Adams and Mary Harmon put Greensburg up 13-3 midway through the period. Lawrenceburg scored their next four-points from the line as the Lady Pirates quickly picked up six fouls in the first six minutes of play. Aubree Lobazzo went three of four and Redar hit one of her freebie attempts to make it a 13-7 ballgame. Powers scored for Greensburg, Redar again for LHS, and with 10 seconds left in the quarter, West put the Lady Pirates up 17-9 though one frame played.
The Lady Bucs added five more points to their tally to being the second quarter. West with a two and Emma McQueen from outside the arc put Greensburg up 22-9. Natalie Knigga and Redar scored for Lawrenceburg, then GCHS got an old fashioned three-point play from their lone senior Sarah Stapp. With the Lady Pirates up by 12, Lawrenceburg finished the second quarter closing the gap. Redar sank two deep balls, and a free throw each from Knigga and Kamryn Ferreira, sent the teams to the locker room at the half with Greensburg up by just four, with the score 25-21.
The Lady Bucs dominated Lawrenceburg in the second half, outscoring them 17-10 in the third frame, with Powers scoring six in the period to lead Greensburg. Lawrecneburg was down by 11 to start the final period and Lobazzo cut it to single digits on their first possession. The Lady Tigers managed just five more points in the quarter, while Greensburg put up 19-points led by West with nine. The Lady Pirates pulled out the win 61-38, The finished the regular season with a record of 13-9. The Lady Tigers finish thiert season with a record of 11-12 and went 3-4 in EIAC games.
Greensburg will face the Rushville Lady Lions on Wednesday in the first round of the sectionals at Rushville. Lawrenceburg drew the bye for the first round and will face the winner of Connersville and South Dearborn next Friday.
West finished the game with 22-points to lead all scorers, also scoring for Greensburg were Powers who added 12, Adams 9, Harmon 7, McQueen 6, and Stapp 5. For the Lady Tigers Redar led the way with 19, Labazzo 9, Brooklyn Craig 4, Knigga 3, Riley O’Brien 2, and Ferreira 1.