An undermanned Southwestern squad was no match for South Dearborn on Tuesday as the Knights rolled to a 49-16 girls basketball win in Hanover.

The Lady Rebels were without leading scorer Abby Ralston and Ashton Goode, both of whom were out sick.

Already missing talented sophomore Ellie Foley, who is out indefinitely with a knee injury, Southwestern simply didn’t have the firepower to stay with the Knights.

“We are experiencing and facing more adversity this year as a basketball team than I’ve ever experienced in my lifetime as a player or a coach. We haven’t had a healthy team since the second week of practice,” Southwestern coach Devin Brierly said. “Unfortunately these are the cards we’ve been dealt, and we have to learn how to play them to the best of our ability. We will keep working and do the best we can with what we have.”

Southwestern actually led 4-3 after the first quarter but South Dearborn outscored the Rebels 16-1 in the second period and 16-6 in the third to blow the game open.

Southwestern had trouble getting any consistent offense. Bella Marcum scored six points — four of that from the free-throw line — and Abby Fulton had five to lead the Rebels in scoring.

“Honestly, we have to be better — as individuals and as a team. We keep making the same silly mistakes over and over again,” Brierly said. “These are things we address every day in practice, areas we as coaches focus on and teach ways to improve and be better, we point it out in film and discuss what we can do differently, every which way you can imagine. I obviously need to figure out a different way to try and get through to my kids. I know we’re young, but to me that’s just an excuse. Unfortunately, we have to grow up a little quicker than everyone else.”

Kyrstin Bond scored 18 points to lead South Dearborn and out-score the Rebels by herself.

Southwestern (3-7) hosts New Washington on Thursday.

Lady Cubs come up short to Mustangs

Jade Nutley and Lundun Perry each scored 15 points but Madison fell three points short in a 54-51 loss to New Washington in girls basketball on the road on Tuesday.

The Lady Cubs led 13-10 after the first quarter and 29-25 at the half but fell behind after three quarters when New Washington outscored Madison 18-11 in the third. The two teams played even in the fourth.

Nutley was 6-of-14 from the floor and added 14 rebounds and five assists to her night while Perry was 5-of-9 overall and 4-of-6 from the free-throw line in recording a new career-high.

Makynsie Barger led New Washington with 24 points and 10 rebounds.

Madison, now 3-6 on the season, hosts Seymour on Saturday.

Warriorettes overpower Hilltoppers 71-29

Scottsburg jumped out to a big lead and never looked back, rolling to a 71-29 win over Shawe at home in girls basketball on Tuesday.

The Warriorettes led 18-5 after the first quarter and 28-10 at half before blowing open the game in the second half.

Kate Grote scored 18 points to lead Shawe and pushed her career total to 1,034 and past Stephanie Barnes into fourth on the school’s career scoring list. She is now 19th in Jefferson County history.

Jaylah Mays scored 24 points to lead Scottsburg.

Shawe, now 3-6 on the season, hosts South Ripley on Thursday.

Panthers edge Shelby 45-40 for second win

Carroll County’s girls basketball team improved to 2-1 on the season with a 45-40 victory over Shelby County at home on Tuesday.

The Panthers travel to St. Henry tonight.

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TUESDAY’S GIRLS GAMES

at Hanover

SOUTH DEARBORN 49,

SOUTHWESTERN 16



SOUTH DEARBORN 3 16 16 14 — 49

SOUTHWESTERN 4 1 6 5 — 16



SOUTH DEARBORN (7-5) — (g)Bond 18, (g)McClanahan 9, (g)Legreca 6, (f)Ampt 5, (f)Powell 4, Hinkle 4, Wilson 2, Teke 1, Keith 0.

SOUTHWESTERN (3-7) — (g)Marcum 6, (f)Fulton 5, (g)McLain 2, Brown 2, (f)Bruce 1, (g)Eccles 0, Youngs 0.



3-Point Goals — South Dearborn 4 (McClanahan 1, Legreca 1, Hinkle 1, Bond 1), Southwestern 1 (Fulton 1). Total Fouls — South Dearborn 12, Southwestern 10. Free Throws — South Dearborn 9-13, Southwestern 5-17. Fouled Out — None.

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at New Washington

NEW WASHINGTON 54, MADISON 51



MADISON 13 16 11 11 — 51

NEW WASHINGTON 10 15 18 11 — 54



MADISON (3-6) — Nutley 15, Perry 15, Young 9, Jay 5, B. Dyer 3, J. Dyer 2, Ferguson 2, Bilz 0, Watson 0.

NEW WASHINGTON (7-4) — Barger 24, Griffith 11, James 11, Campbell 7, Fields 1, Ellison 0, Miles 0.



3-Point Goals — Madison 4 (Jay 1, Nutley 1, Perry 1, Young 1), New Washington 5 (Barger 3, James 2). Rebounds — Madison 32 (Nutley 14), New Washington 34 (Barger 10). Assists — Madison 12 (Nutley 5), New Washington 8 (Griffith 3). Turnovers — Madison 16, New Washington 15. Total Fouls — Madison 21, New Washington 16. Free Throws — Madison 11-18, New Washington 9-19. Fouled Out — None.

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at Scottsburg

SCOTTSBURG 71, SHAWE 29



SHAWE 5 6 10 8 — 29

SCOTTSBURG 18 10 23 20 — 71



SHAWE (3-6) — (g)K. Grote 18, (g)Hill 6, (c)Leatherman 4, (f)McAllister 1, (g)P. Grote 0, Perez 0, Aguilar 0.

SCOTTSBURG — (g)Mays 24, (f)Zillers 14, (g)Clancy 10, (f)Brewster 6, Mayer 4, (g)Watson 3, Jones 3, Hargrave 2, Stagnolia 2, Beswick 2, McGlothin 1.



3-Point Goals — Shawe 6 (K. Grote 4, Hill 2), Scottsburg 6 (Mays 2, Brewster 2, Watson 1, Jones 1). Total Fouls — Shawe 13, Scottsburg 15. Free Throws — Shawe 7-16, Scottsburg 9-16. Fouled Out — None.