Southern Indiana Hoops Team Reports

Southern Indiana Basketball Lady Rankings

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Weekly News

AP State Rankings

SoIn Team Rankings W L
1 Bedford North Lawerence 18 2
2 Silver Creek 18 3
3 Salem 18 2
4 Trinity Lutheran 18 4
5 Lanesville 19 3
On the lookout
Brownstown 16 6
North Harrison 12 5
Jennings County 14 6
Paoli 10 5

Team News

Week 13

Girls Sectional Week

Week 11

I guess as much as things change, they just stay the same. 1, 2, and 3 will have no movement this week after the big BNL vs SC showdown. The Stars jumped out with hot shooting behind Chloe McKnight to establish a 12 point lead. The Dragons led by the Striverson girls managed to battle back to tie it after 3 at 44. Marissa Gasaway's size was able to cancel out freshman standout Chloe Spreen of Bedford. But Bedford's hot shooting and disciplined execution down the stretch proved to be too much as the Stars won this battle of two mirror teams by 5. Salem eeked out a 1 point win against a tough Jennings County team. Jennings County had a tough week as a few bounces go the other way and they could be in the top 5. Losing by 1 to Salem, they then lost a hearbreaker by 2 against Brownstown. The Panthers have lost 3 out of their past 4. At #4 and #5 it was a battle of #1 and #2 in 1A. In that game Lanesville struggle to match Sydney Janes and her visiting Cougars as Trinity Lutheran pulled out the victory 71-64. Trinity Lutheran was led by Bailey Tableling with 24 points. Gracie Adams and Linzie Wernert had 21 and 20 for the Eagles. After a stop and go season, North Harrison finally got to play some games this week with 2 victories. The same goes for our newest ranking, the Paoli Rams. Their stop and go season has them at 9-2 and in our SoIn rankings.

Week 10

The biggest game of the week, boys or girls, could have been the Silver Creek vs Salem game. It went down the wire yet again. Both teams are so balanced with talent all over the place, you knew it was going down to the wire. Just like last year in sectional, Silver Creek jumped out to a lead, leading by 11 at half. More than a few missed free throws might have Coach Schoen seeing flashbacks as the Lady Lions battled back to be down by 1 in the final seconds left to play and the ball. This time though, the Dragons D stepped up and Sydney Sierota grabbed the lose ball with 1.7 seconds left. Being fouled, she stepped to the line and made 1 of 2 to seal the victory. Karly Sweeney and Natalie Noel led the Lions with 14 and 13. Jaclyn Emly and Marissa Gassway led the Dragons with 16 and 14. These 2 very balanced teams are going to meet again to settle this once and for all. Bedford continues to roll crushing all that stand in their way. But up this week are the Silver Creek Dragons. That is going to be a knockdown drag out and will be our SoIn Game of the Week. Meanwhile, Trinity Lutheran moves up to #5 with a loss for Brownstown. That sets up a 1A super showdown between the #1 state ranked Trinity Lutheran Cougars and the #2 state ranked Lanesville Eagles. January 14 is going to be great day with these 2 big games. North Harrison is battling the Covid and remained idle and with 2 wins this week, Jennings County moved up a spot. Corydon jumps into our rankings at 9-6 as Charlestown, losers of their past 2, fall out.

Week 8 & 9

The holidays brought a few surprises this year. We start with Silver Creek. After the BNL game was postponed and another game dropped, the Dragons were forced to pick up some other opponents. They ran a guantlet of quality teams. After beating Heritage Hills, they traveled north to play highly ranked North Central and Westfield. Both teams have high D1 players on them. The Dragons ended up losing both those games by 10. And to add salt in the wound, top player Jaclyn Emly went down with an injury as they had to then prepare for #1 4A Crown Point who hasn't lost a regular season game since 2018. The Dragons, led by standout coach Scott Schoen, never waivered with his belief in his team. They battled North Central and found a shinning star in Sydney Sierota. She led the Silver Creek with 18 points giving Crown Point a 49-53 loss. It is tough at the top and the losses dropped the Dragons down a bit in the rankings as Bedford and Salem continue to roll past their opponents. Both teams using incredible scoring balance to dominate their opponents. Spreading the holiday cheer as both teams have at least 4 players in double figures every game. Lanesville had a tough game against Tecumseh dropping that one by 15. Definitely wasn't the Eagles night that night. Brownstown makes a big jump this week, cracking the top 5 with a big win against Trinity Lutheran. North Harrison and Jennings County celebrated a sleigh full of victories while Charlestown dropped 2 spots with 2 losses.

Week 7

There was great expecations this past week for the marquee matchup of the 2 top ranked teams, Silver Creek and BNL. Those expectations turned to disappointment as the game was another victim of the Corona cancellations. Silver Creek did manage to get 2 wins this week. Led by senior Jaclyn Emly, the Dragons fought off a pesky Scottsburg team only winning by 12 which was the closest margin of victory all year. Scottsburg used some intense man to man to fluster the Dragons through 3 quarters. But the Dragons proved too much as the pulled away in the 4th. They then beat Brownstown 67-38. Bedford came out of quarantine relatively quickly to get a win over a tough Madison team. Irye Gomez led the way for the Stars with 19 and frosh sensation Chloe Spreen chipped in 12. Jade Nutley had 16 in the loss for the Cubs. Karly Sweeney had a big week for the Lady Lions of Salem as they crushed the North Harrison Cougars and the Floyd Central Highlanders. Lanesville was idle. Because of the big loss by North Harrison, they dropped allowing the Cougars of Trinity Lutheran to move up in the top 5. Sydney Janes had 17 points and 13 boards in a tough victory over Southwestern to improve her team to 11-1. Brownstown was 1-1 on the week. Scottsburg have lost 3 in a row which dropped them out of the rankings allowing Jennings County, led by Addyson Kent, to enter the SoIn rankings. Congrats!

Week 6

Not much movement this week. Silver Creek, BNL, and Lanesville continue to absolutely crush their opponents. Silver Creek beat Floyd Central handily led by Kynidi Striverson and Marissa Gasaway with 18 points. Silver Creek also continues to have such balance in scoring with 5 players averaging double figures. Meanwhile Bedford North Lawerence set records by demolishing the Red Devils of Jeffersonville, 84-37. The Stars made 18 3-pointers out of 29 while Chole McKnight scored her 1000th point. This sets up a HUGE...MONSTER showdown in Southern Indiana Hoops. The highly ranked Stars travel to Sellersburg Thursday to face the #1 ranked 3A Dragons of Silver Creek. This game is going to be so much fun to watch as both have depth, balance, skill, and play a mirror image style of each other. It is our SoIn Game of the Week. Salem once again demonstrated great balance on the floor as they continue to cruise. They had the toughest game of the week in our rankings beating highly regarded Brownstown by 11. Olivia Weber led the scoring with 14 points. Karly Sweeney had 12 points and 7 rebounds, Natalie Noel had 11 points and Abigail Ratts had 6 points and 8 rebounds. The loss sends Brownstown down 2 spots this week. Trinity Lutheran is trying to show it belongs by winning 2 games this week. Sydney Jaynes and her Cougars face a tough test this week against SoIn #5 ranked Cougars of North Harrison. North Harrison was idle this week. After a hiccup at Scottsburg, Charlestown got back on track with this week led by Skylar Cochran and Kennedy Coleman. Scottsburg followed up the big Charlestown win from last week by taking it to the New Albany Bulldogs, 55-34. Hannah Stutsman led the way with 17 points.
Did we mention we are excited for the big SoIn Showdown of #1 SC vs #2 BNL!!!

Week 5

Despite some loss at the top this week, most of the movement is happening at the bottom of the rankings. At the top, Silver Creek continues to roll. They are a machine crushing any opponent in its path. Kyindi, Marrisa, Jaclyn, Alana, or any of the other players are all capable of having big nights. It is a fun team to watch. Salem had to deal with a bit of adversity. Their game against Paoli got postponed, so they big up 4A Martinsville. The Lions used their balanced scoring attack but came up 1 point short to Martinsville. Callie Backherms & Karly Sweeney led the Lady Lions in scoring with 12 points each. Bedford North Lawerence continued their dominance in the HHC by crushing New Albany 73 to 34. The Stars were led by their freshman star Chloe Spreen with 21. With Salem's loss and BNL's win, those two switch spots this week. Lanesville is taking a page out of Silver Creek's book. They are annihilating all that come before them. The Eagles average margin of victory since the Corydon tourney is almost 50 points. North Harrison remains at 5 this week with a squeaker over New Albany. Taylor Treat's 24 points for the Dogs just wasn't enough to overcome Ali Saunders, 21 points, and the rest of her balanced Lady Cougars. At the bottom of the rankings we have a new comer. Trinity Lutheran out of Seymour has been rolling to a 6-1 record. Led by Sydney Jaynes and her 20 p/g average defeated Jeffersonville this week with a 62-57 win. That is a big statment win for a 1A team. They come in right behind Brownstown who gave Trinity Lutheran their only loss of the year. The Lady Braves lost to their "crosstown" rival Seymour, but managed to bounce back and beat a good Eastern Pekin team. With the loss, Eastern at 3-3 has dropped from our rankings. Charlestown suffered its first loss of the season to Scottsburg by 1. But Scottsburg two prior losses kept the Warriorettes behind Charlestown for another week. We will keep an eye on these two as Jennings County has caught our eye and looking pretty good. We will see as the week moves on.

Week 4

Some shake up in the rankings this week. Silver Creek stays on top with a big win in our SoIn Game of the Week over North Harrison, 71-35. Silver Creek has a lot of talent and in this game Jaclyn Emly stepped up with 23 big points. Marissa Gasaway with 13, Sydney Sierota and Alana Striverson with 10 points each. Salem continued to cruise with a huge 80-30 win over neighbor West Washington. This is setting up a HUGE MSC battle in the new year between these two powers. Bedford took its first loss of the season on a 3 point buzzer beater by Brownsburg, 42-43. Freshman Chole Spreen led the Stars in scoring and is just that, a star. North Harrison with the loss allowed Lanesville to move up a spot this week as they continue to roll. Brownstown moves up a spot over idle Charlestown. Scottsburg and Eastern maintain as the last 2 spots in our rankings.

Week 3

Another week where the top teams are staying on top. Silver Creek and Charlestown were idle. Bedford pulled off 2 victories as did Salem and Lanesville. North Harrison had a battle against Scottsburg but managed to pull off the victory to remain undefeated. It sets up a big showdown November 25th at Silver Creek. Brownstown jumps into our SoIn Lady rankings this week with a 3-0 start knocking Madison out. Scottsburg maintains its ranking despite the tough loss to North Harrison and Easter Pekin drops after 2 tough losses to highly ranked North Harrison and Salem.

Week 2

Not much movement in the rankings this week. Silver Creek continues to flex its muscle against whoever stands in their way. Each night a different player steps up. Last week it was Marissa Gasaway, this week Alana Striverson had 2 great games and Jaclyn Emly had a huge game against Seymour with 6 3's. Bedford was idle. Salem continued it balanced attack and getting even more help from the others not named Noel, Sweeney, or Ratts. A battle for the MSC is brewing on January 9th at Silver Creek. North Harrison had a battle against the Muskateers of Eastern. Ali Saunders came up huge to lead her Cougars to a hard fought 53-50 win. The loss dropped Eastern 1 spot in our SoIn weekly rankings. After starting with a loss to BNL, Lanesville rattled off 4 straight wins on it way to the Corydon Central championship. Charlestown was idle while Scottsburg and Madison got its first wins of the season. Jade Nutley had a monster game with 31 points and 12 boards.

Week 1

After the first week of the season we have already had some movement in the rankings. Silver Creek shows that with its new addition, Marissa Gasaway who is a double double machine, that they are primed to have a long stay at that #1 spot in SoIn. They finish November with 2 tough MSC opponents, Charlestown and then North Harrison, before the big showdown with BNL on December 17. Bedford started its season by crushing Lanesville with their highly touted Freshman, Chole Spreen, leading the way with 20 points. Lanesville, playing up 3 classes, had a solid effort from Gracie Adams and will be the team to beat in 1A. Salem started its state runner up campaign with a victory over Seymour. The key to Salem this year will be balance. Natalie Noel, Abigail Ratts, and Karly Sweeney led the way with 11, 7, and 14 respectively. North Harrison, led by its Dynamic Duo of Ali Saunders and Diana Burgher, topped its opening game against old NH coach Missy Voyles and the Jeffersonville Red Devils. Both players scored 19 points in the win. Charlestown made a debut in the rankings by beating Jade Nutley and her Madison Cubs. Nutley had 21 points but that wasn't enough against the young and talented Pirates. Skylar Cocharan had 20 with Kennedy Coleman chipping in 13 for the Pirates. The loss drops Madison down the rankings which allowed the 2-0 Eastern Muskateers to move up. Coach McBride once again has a solid, competive squad. Scottsburg was idle while Crawford County with 2 losses dropped out of the rankings.