Macie Couchenour poured in 17 points, and South Knox's girls held North Daviess scoreless for more than 10 minutes in a 54-24 basketball rout Thursday at South Knox.

Freshman Bren Hill tallied a career-high 13 for the Spartans (11-7), and Ella Bobe also reached double figures with 11 points.

Couchenour had 13 points by halftime, seven coming in the second quarter, as South Knox never trailed. The Spartans used a 14-2 spurt to claim a 17-4 advantage and motored to a 22-6 advantage after one quarter. They shutout the Cougars in the second quarter in taking a 34-6 lead by halftime.

Couchenour hit a pair of free throws late in the third quarter, forcing the mercy rule running clock for a 35-point lead. It was 47-13 after three quarters.

"I was happy to see us get in a good rhythm offensively and knocking down some shots," South Knox coach Hollie Eaves said. "I wasn't real happy with some of our defensive rotations in the first half, but it looked better after halftime."

Other offensive highlights for the Spartans besides a 22-point opening quarter was that six players hit a 3-pointer and the team was 12-of-12 from the free-throw line.

Eaves was also impressed with Hill's big night.

"That was good for her, and I can see her confidence growing," Eaves said. "I don't know how many rebounds she had, but I know she had to have four or five blocks. Her ability to guard is really coming on. I'm excited for her and for our team. Her arms are so long, we can do some different things when she's out there."

Madi Lengacher had eight points to top North Daviess (5-12).

The two teams played a two-quarter junior varsity game, and the Spartans (7-3) prevailed in overtime, 27-25. Delaynee Coomes scored 13 points and usual student manager Jenesis McClure added seven.

South Knox is at Lincoln at noon Saturday for a varsity-only game.




Zorman (f) 3 0-0 6, Byrer (f) 0 0-0 0, Lengacher (g) 3 0-0 8, Parisien (g) 1 1-2 3, Dalrymple (g) 0 0-0 0, Freed 0 0-0 0, Cornelius 1 0-0 2, Riggins 2 0-2 5, Williams 0 0-0 0. Totals: 10 1-4 24.


Riker (f) 0 0-0 0, Derouin (f) 2 0-0 5, Bobe (g) 3 4-4 11, Couchenour (g) 7 2-2 17, Holscher (g) 1 0-0 2, Williams 1 0-0 3, Hill 3 6-6 13, Coomes 1 0-0 3, Candler 0 0-0 0, McClure 0 0-0 0, Adams 0 0-0 0, Patel 0 0-0 0. Totals: 18 12-12 54.


North Daviess |6-0-7-11 — 24

South Knox |22-12-13-7 — 54

3-pointers: North Daviess 3 (Lengacher 2, Riggins), South Knox 6 (Bobe, Couchenour, Williams, Hill, Coomes, Derouin). Fouls: North Daviess 10, South Knox 10. JV: South Knox 27-25 OT.

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