Friday, January 27, 2017

BOYS’ HOOPS: New Albany thumps Evansville North 93-41

EVANSVILLE – Class 4A No. 1 New Albany took care of business on the road Friday night with a 93-41 victory at Evansville North.
The Bulldogs (14-2) lengthened their winning streak to 11 games. Also, it was the sixth time in the last eight contests that New Albany has prevailed by at least 25 points.
Junior swingman Romeo Langford was the Bulldogs’ top scorer with a game-high 38 points. The All-State player was 10-of-19 from the field, 2-of-6 from 3-point range and 16-of-19 from the free-throw line. Langford completed a double-double with 18 rebounds. He also made three steals, two assists and two blocked shots.
New Albany guard Sean East chipped in 20 points, five assists and three steals. East shot 8-of-12 from the floor and 4-of-7 from behind the 3-point arc.
Bulldog senior guard Isaac Hibbard had a solid floor game with nine points, nine assists, eight rebounds and six steals. New Albany shot 32-of-65 from the field (49.2 percent) and 20-of-24 from the stripe (83.3 percent). Defensively, the Bulldogs limited the Huskies (3-13) to 15-of-47 shooting from the field (31.9 percent).
Cameron Seaton paced Evansville North with 10 points. New Albany will visit Jasper (10-4) at 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

New Albany        16 27 22 28-93
Ev. North               6 11 15   9-41
New Albany (14-2): Romeo Langford 38, Sean East 20, Isaac Hibbard 9, Julien Hunter 8, Savion Southers 7, Blake Murphy 6, Seth Short 3, Derrick Stevenson 2, Kameron Guess 0, Peyton Martin 0, Marcus McGee 0.
Evansville North (3-13): Cameron Seaton 10, Kolten Sanford 9, Tanner Turpin 8, Jadan Manion 5, David Roach 4, Connor Montgomery 3, Nate Toone 2.
3-point field goals: New Albany 9 (East 4, Langford 2, Hibbard 1, Short 1, Southers 1); Evansville North 7 (Seaton 2, Turpin 2, Sanford 2, Montgomery 1).

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