Basketball (Girls V)

Springs Valley falters on road trip to Rock Creek

By Auston Matricardi | Nov. 21, 2022 10:02 AM

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The Springs Valley girls’ basketball team traveled to Sellersburg on Saturday to take on Rock Creek Academy, ultimately falling 52-50 in a tightly-contested contest. The Blackhawks opened the game strong, taking a 14-6 lead by the end of the first quarter, but struggled from there as they were outscored in each of the final three periods. They entered the fourth quarter tied at 32 and made a push, scoring 18 points in the game’s final eight minutes for their highest-scoring quarter of the season, but they simultaneously allowed 20 points, the most they’ve given up in a single quarter so far this season. It was a big day for the Springs Valley frontcourt, as Maddie Carnes, Macy Hall, and Tori McCormick were the top offensive performers. Carnes led all scorers with 14 points, Hall put up 11 points on four-of-seven shooting, and McCormick finished with eight points. Maci Eckerty scored six points, Brynne Buchanan scored five, Bella Shipman scored four, and Gracie Allstott scored two. The silver lining for the Blackhawks in the loss was their improved free-throw shooting. They’ve struggled at the line early in the season, but against Rock Creek they hit 10 of 12 shots. Carnes and Hall were both perfect from the stripe on four and three attempts respectively. Springs Valley (3-2, 0-0 PLAC) will open Patoka Lake Athletic Conference play on Tuesday when they take on Mitchell. They’ll try to pick up their first win over the Bluejackets since 2019. ROCK CREEK ACADEMY 52, SPRINGS VALLEY 50 Springs Valley (3-2);14;9;9;18—50 Rock Creek Academy (4-1);6;14;12;20—52