Floyd wins 68-50 over Scottsburg behind 23 points from Smith PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 25 November 2009 00:00
    Floyd Central received a big boost from Jennifer Smith against host Scottsburg Thursday night, when she scored 23 points and grabbed 8 rebounds in her team’s 68-50 win.
    Floyd had trouble with the Warriorettes in the 1st quarter, when they led just 19-16 at the end of the period.
    The 2nd quarter saw Scottsburg take a lead over the Lady Highlanders and lead 31-30 at the half.
    Floyd Central coach Joe Voelker said that the key to the win was in going on a 20-2 run to start the second half.
    “That kind of won the game right there,” said Voelker of his team’s blitz to start the half.
    Voelker said that although Scottsburg was partly responsible for the start his team had in the first half, he said his own team was partly to blame for the problems.
    Scottsburg got repeated lay ups on the Lady Highlanders, and beat the Floyd Central defense down the court on numerous occasions.
    Floyd went to a zone, and a zone press in the second half, and that was what Voelker thought started the flurry in scoring more than anything for his team.
    With Floyd Central’s volleyball team having gone to the IHSAA State Finals for the third consecutive year, there are three volleyball players on the basketball team that are still getting used to basketball.
    Those kids have but three practices a piece, and Voelker said it will simply take time for them to adjust.
    “We’re still at a point where we’re gong to have issues with not being organized on the court,” Voelker explained.
    Voelker said he did see plenty of positives in the success of the volleyball program, though, and hopes it translates into success on the court for the basketball team.
    “Those kids are used to winning, are good athletes, and very good basketball players,” Voelker continued. “I think we can continue to grow, and have a real nice season.”
    Joining smith in the scoring column was team mate Mercades Bierman (18 points), and Brigid Morrissey added 14 assists.
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