By KEVIN HARRIS
BEDFORD – Jeffersonville’s offense remained out of gear Friday night at BNL Fieldhouse, as its losing streak grew to four games in a 55-47 loss to Hoosier Hills Conference rival Bedford North Lawrence.
The Red Devils (8-8, 2-4 HHC) have scored 50 points or less in the last four contests. The last time they have scored more than 60 points was in an 83-63 home victory over Louisville Manual on Jan. 7.
The Stars (8-10, 4-1) held Jeff to 20-of-49 field-goal shooting (40.8 percent) and 6-of-23 3-point shooting (26.1 percent). In addition, Bedford had a huge advantage at the free-throw line. Despite firing a porous percentage (16-of-33 for 48.5 percent), the Stars made 15 more foul shots than the Red Devils. Jeff only went to the line three times and made one of them.
The Red Devils had three players score 14 points apiece in junior Bailey Falkenstein, freshman Jacob Jones and sophomore Joe LaGrange. Jeff junior Gerrin Moore grabbed a team-high six rebounds.
Three Bedford players each recorded 13 points in Brayton Bailey, McCall Ray and Isaiah Stockman. Teammate Gaven Moore had nine points and a game-high 13 boards. Bailey, the son of Bedford and Indiana University great Damon Bailey, snagged 11 rebounds.
Jeff will host Indianapolis Tech (4-8) at about 7:30 p.m. Saturday.
BEDFORD NORTH LAWRENCE 55, JEFFERSONVILLE 47
Jeff 11 10 9 17-47
Bedford NL 14 11 14 16-55
Jeff (8-8, 2-4 Hoosier Hills Conference): Bailey Falkenstein 14, Jacob Jones 14, Joe LaGrange 14, Gerrin Moore 3, Cam Northern 2, Tre Coleman 0, Gabe Gallahar 0, Mike Minton 0.
Bedford NL (8-10, 4-1): Brayton Bailey 13, McCall Ray 13, Isaiah Stockman 13, Gaven Moore 9, Jathan Ritter 5, Koby Byers 2, Ryan Bailey 0, Cale Bunch 0, Shawn Ritter 0.
3-point field goals: Jeff 6 (Jones 2, LaGrange 2, Falkenstein 1, Moore 1); Bedford NL 1 (J. Ritter 1).