HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS HOOPS: Lady Indians cruise to fourth-straight win

Jan. 26—Nathan Hutchinson

The Lady Indians (16-4) had hit 68 three-pointers through their the first 19 games of the season (3.57 a game).

On Thursday against Bryan Station, though, they got hot early from long distance.

"We got some good looks," Madison Central coach Scott True said. "Our post players did a good job when the defense collapsed down on them, they kicked it out and the girls knocked them down."

The Lady Indians knocked down five three-pointers in the first half — two each by Brooke Campbell and Olivia Metcalfe — and took control.

Central had an 18-point lead and rolled to a 61-29 victory over Station (8-12). The win was the fourth-straight for the Lady Indians.

Bailey Hensley had 11 points and seven rebounds, while Nataya Strader added nine points and four steals. Brittany Campbell had nine points, four assists, four rebounds and three steals.

Brooke Campbell finished with eight points, three rebounds and three steals. Metcalfe had eight points and three steals and E.K. Lawson had six points.

Eden Carter had six points and three rebounds. Eve Carter had two points and four rebounds. Jordynn Miles added two points.

Central shot 42.9 percent from the field, including 5-of-17 from three-point range (5-of-9 in first half), and hit 2-of-7 free throws.

Station shot 29.7 percent from the field, 4-of-15 three-pointers, and was 4-of-5 at the line.

The Lady Defenders had 26 turnovers, which led to 27 points.

Central is set to return to action Feb. 4 at home against Nicholas County.