Floyd Central loses at Silver Creek 60-42 PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 26 February 2014 00:00

By Simon Baumgartle

Special Correspondent


The Floyd Central Highlanders Came to Silver Creek with a 3-16 record. They were on a 7 game losing streak and came in trying to get their first away game win.

The Silver Creek Dragons, 11-5 stood between the Highlanders and an away win. They were on a 5 game winning streak before it got snapped by the Corydon Central Panthers.

The Highlanders struck first with a layup by JC Kinnard. They were attacked any time they went inside the paint and weren’t getting many outside shots. Connor King scored 7 points for the Dragons, the team made a lot of shots and played very physically. At the end of the first quarter The Dragons led 16-10.

The Highlanders played better in the second quarter offensively, scoring 13 points led by Kinnard with 6. But the Dragons went to the free throw line 6 times due to penalty. The Dragons were able to double their score, but only made one three point shot. None of the Dragons really stood out among them as far as shooting went, but Silver Creek’s Coach Brandon Hoffman said “That’s kinda our strength, our balance, we got a lot of depth.” At the end of the first half the Dragons led comfortably 32-23.

For the first 2 and a half minutes neither team scored.  The Dragon’s Zach Davidson scored first. They weren’t able to make a three point shot, but made 5 layups, attacking the Highlanders inside the paint. The only 3 point shot made in the second half was by Floyd Central’s Cameron Simpson. The Highlanders only made 9 points in the third quarter. By the end of the third quarter the Highlanders were down 45-32.

The Dragons were given the luxury of going to the free throw line 7 times in the fourth quarter, two of them were and ones.  The Highlanders couldn’t make a shot that wasn’t a layup or a free throw in the game’s final quarter. Floyd Central was unable to do anything to gain on the Dragons and the score ended 60-42 with Silver Creek getting the win. “I thought it was an ugly game, we kinda had to grind it out. I think our depth really was the difference.” said Coach Hoffman.

The Highlanders have now lost 8 in a row and have a 3-17 record. With the sectionals coming up, they are going to have to get something going. They can get something together with their final home game Tuesday against Jennings County.  JC Kinnard led the team with 19 points. Connor Sturgeon was able to score 10 points.

The Dragons are now 12-5 and have a home game against Brownstown central  Tuesday. With the sectionals coming up Coach Hoffman said “At this point in the season a win is a win, we just move onto the next game. So we’ll take it.” Connor King led with 17 points and Nick tinsley had the second highest on the team with 13.