Tuesday Sectional preview Connersville vs South Dearborn
The 2023 girls basketball sectionals start on Tuesday evening in Rushville. This will be the first ever sectional matchup between the two teams. Connersville was victorious over South Dearborn on Dec 16. beating them by a score of 49-46. Since that loss CHS has gone 1-8 with a lone win over Richmond (6-15). The Lady Spartans last sectional win was in 2015, a double overtime victory over Anderson.
The Lady Knights last win was a 60-48 victory over Oldenburg on Jan 12. SD’s last sectional win was a two-point victory over Franklin County in 2020.
Tuesday 7pm Game 1 South Dearborn (5-18) vs Connersville (8-14)
Darryl Gibbs is in his third year at South Dearborn and has compiled a record of 13-56 . Connersville is led by Michelle Harter who is 21-66 in her 4th year at CHS. Her overall record is 176-159 in 15 years and includes a regional championship with Warsaw in 2013.
S.D.- The Lady Knights are led by senior Natalie Rupp who is averaging 11.3 ppg and junior point guard Natalie Cantrell who is putting up 8.8 ppg this season.
CHS- The Lady Spartans are led by junior Haley Sembach who averages 9.9 ppg and 6.9 rpg. Freshman Addy Jones is averaging 7.8 ppg and is sixth in the EIAC averaging 2.1 steals per game.
JH Prediction – Connersville 50-40