After beating Jeff, FC thrashes NH PDF Print E-mail

By Simon Baumgartle
Special Correspondent

After beating Jeffersonville 64-54 Friday night, the Floyd Central boys’ basketball team was back in action Saturday and picked up an easy, 71-40 win over North Harrison.

 

The two wins improved FC to  8-2 overall and an undefeated record at home, including five in a row.

The North Harrison Cougars have only won three games and just lost at Eastern. The Cougars were looking to get back on track with an upset versus the Highlanders.

Last time these teams faced each other, the Cougars stole the game with a last second lay up by Chandler Jenkins. With a new Head Coach and 6 seniors, the Highlanders had different results.

Floyd Central dominated across the board in the first quarter. The Highlanders scored 11 points before the Cougar’s Chandler Jenkins got two foul shots with 3:15 left in the first quarter. Highlander’s Myles Ervin, Connor Sturgeon and J.C. Kinnard each had 2 scores combining for 12 points. The game was all Floyd Central when the 1st quarter ended 14-4.

The Cougars didn’t fare better in the second quarter. Only Chandler Jenkins and Jack Phelps scored for North Harrison, a combined 7 points. The Highlanders more than doubled their score in the second quarter. Bryce Hudson scored 3 times in the final 1:30 of the half, one of the scores was a dunk. Going into locker room the Cougars were in a 22 point hole, down 11-33. “There in the first half, they (North Harrison) didn’t get many open looks.” said Highlander head coach Todd Sturgeon.

The Cougar’s Jenkins continued to be the bright spot into the second half, he had half of his teams points in the third quarter, but the gap only widened between the teams. FC had 17 points in the third quarter, three scores by Connor Sturgeon, Myles Ervin had a 3 point shot and ended the game FC’s leading scorer with 14 points. The Highlanders were comfortable with their score up 50-25.

The Highlanders scored 21 points in the final phase of the game. FC’s Cameron Simpson scored 7 points in the final quarter and NH’s Jenkins had another 5. Jenkins finished with 18 points, almost half the teams points. FC’s Connor Sturgeon and Bryce Hudson both had 11 points. The game ended 71-40 and the Floyd Central Highlanders continued their winning streak to 6. “It’s just another win. Now that’s the one thing we’ve been talking about the last couple weeks is, you know we’re trying focus. It’s, at this point in the season, on trying to get better as a team.” said Coach Sturgeon on the win. “And I think our defense has been getting better and showing signs.”

The North Harrison Cougars are still looking to get their team on track. They have now lost 3 in a row and will be hosting a struggling Lanesville team.

The Highlanders are on a hot streak at the right time with the sectionals just around the corner. They will be traveling to Jennings County trying to continue their winning streak.

 

Last Updated on Wednesday, 21 January 2015 09:50