By KEVIN HARRIS
JEFFERSONVILLE – Jeffersonville got its offense out of a major rut Saturday night at Johnson Arena, as it beat Indianapolis Tech 79-43. The Red Devils (9-8) snapped a four-game losing streak, where they averaged 48.3 points per game.
The 79 points Jeff scored were the most since it posted 83 in a 20-point home victory over Louisville Manual on Jan. 7. Against Tech (4-9), the Red Devils shot 29-of-54 from the field (53.7 percent) and 11-of-20 from 3-point range (55 percent).
Bailey Falkenstein led Jeff with a game-high 26 points, scoring 22 in the first half. The junior connected on nine of his 13 field-goal attempts, including 3-of-3 from behind the arc.
Sophomore guard Joe LaGrange had 12 points, while teammates Mike Minton and Gabe Gallahar each tallied nine. Jeff junior Gerrin Moore had eight points and six rebounds, while Red Devil freshman Tre Coleman grabbed a game-high seven boards.
The key quarter for the Devils was third when Jeff outscored the Titans 31-11 to take a 47-22 halftime lead.
Tech had no one score in double figures. Ernest Myles and Jacarr Boone each paced the Titans with seven points.
The Red Devils will host Evansville Harrison at 8 p.m. EDT Thursday.
JEFFERSONVILLE 79, INDIANAPOLIS TECH 43
Indpls. Tech 11 11 11 10-43
Jeff 16 31 10 22-79
Indpls. Tech (4-9): Jacarr Boone 7, Ernest Myles 7, Jalen Bush 6, Dashaun Watkins 6, Damion Wilburn 5, Isaac Halvorson 4, Samirj Hayes 4, Jalen Fountain 2, Willie Patterson 2, Reggie Bell 0, Jaylen Turner 0.
Jeff (9-8): Bailey Falkenstein 26, Joe LaGrange 12, Gabe Gallahar 9, Mike Minton 9, Gerrin Moore 8, Tre Coleman 6, Antonio Thompson 4, Jacob Jones 3, Drew Taylor 2, Jailen Ernest 0, Cam Northern 0.
3-point field goals: Indpls. Tech 2 (Bush 1, Wilburn 1); Jeff 11 (Falkenstein 3, Gallahar 3, Minton 3, LaGrange 1, Moore 1).