Lady Pirates face Scottsburg in regional final

Feb. 9—The next leg in the Lady Pirates' journey through the state tournament stops at Charlestown High School where Greensburg will face Scottsburg at 4 p.m. Saturday in the Class 3A regional final.

The Lady Pirates enter Saturday's game with a 21-4 record and the Class 3A No. 5 ranking. Scottsburg, ranked No. 9, is also 21-4 on the season.

On the season, Greensburg averages 60.6 points per game offensively and allows 39.6 ppg defensively. The Warriorettes score 57.8 ppg offensively and allow 43.1 ppg defensively.

The two teams have three common opponents in Jennings County, Brownstown Central and Batesville. Both teams defeated Brownstown Central and Batesville. Scottsburg lost the first game of the season to Jennings County 62-45. The Lady Pirates were defeated by Jennings County 67-43 on Nov. 18.

Both teams had two home losses and one loss on the road and one on a neutral site.

Greensburg has many offensive weapons. Not the same player is counted on to do all the scoring each game, several players have stepped up this season to score when the Lady Pirates needed it.

In the paint, Leah West leads the Lady Pirates. Claire Larrison also can score in the lane and can get to the bucket with the dribble drive.

Lone senior Carlee Adams is a constant threat from beyond the 3-point arc and she has range to stretch the opponent's defense.

Aly Powers, Mary Harmon, and Mylie Wilkison give the Lady Pirates the ability to attack off the dribble or knock down shot from the field. A huge spark for the Lady Pirates come off the bench in the form of Emma McQueen. The scrappy junior brings intensity on both ends of the floor.

Scottsburg knocked off Madison 53-36 to win the sectional title at Charlestown. A balanced scoring attack in the title game saw two players in double figures: Carrie Hiler 14 and Ellie Richardson 12. Eulalia Powell finished with nine points followed by Taneisha Griffin six, Hailey Thomas six, Lola Fouts four and Addison Eldridge two.

In the sectional semifinal, Scottsburg knocked off host Charlestown 54-41. The Warriorettes outscored Charlestown 16-5 in the first quarter and 23-14 in the third quarter en route to the win.

For Scottsburg, Richardson led all scorers with 19 points. Fouts finished with 18 followed by Griffin six, Thomas six and Hiler five. Richardson, a junior, reached the 1,000 point mark in her career in the sectional.

Saturday's winner advances to the Class 3A semistate, time and location yet to be determined.

Contact Aaron Kirchoff at