By KEVIN HARRIS
MADISON – Senior guard Marissa Jones and junior forward Kelsy Taylor each recorded double-doubles in leading New Albany past Madison on Thursday night at Connor K. Salm Gymnasium 80-45.
Jones scored a game-high 18 points, knocking down three 3-pointers. She also had another contest where she distributed double-digit assists with 14. Jones made 15 assists in the Bulldogs’ 81-57 victory over rival Floyd Central last Saturday.
Taylor registered 12 points and a team-high 12 rebounds. Three other New Albany players scored in double figures. Alayasia Douglas tallied 16 points, Earlean Davis had 12 and Chyna Anthony scored 10.
It was the second consecutive game and the third time in the last five contests that the Bulldogs (12-5, 3-1 Hoosier Hills Conference) have scored 80-plus points.
“We played really well on both ends of the floor tonight,” New Albany head coach Tammy Geron said. “I thought we did a good job of pushing the tempo early and getting out to a good lead. I thought Marissa had an outstanding game just leading us on the floor tonight and found herself able to score some as well. Most impressive is just her ability to push the ball in transition. It is always good to get a win on the road in the HHC.”
The win kept the Bulldogs one game behind first-place Jeffersonville (5-0 HHC) in the loss column in the HHC standings. New Albany will have another crucial conference game at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at The Doghouse versus Columbus East (11-7, 1-2).
NEW ALBANY 80, MADISON 45
NEW ALBANY 16 21 28 15-80
MADISON 8 8 7 22-45
New Albany (12-5, 3-1 Hoosier Hills Conference): Condra 6, Douglas 16, Anthony 10, Jones 18, Davis 12, Pinkston 5, Taylor 12, Daily 1.
Madison (4-14, 0-6): Imel 15, Sproyles 3, Watson 10, Beasley 5, B. Dyer 4, Young 2, Carver 4, Ehlers 2.Three-point field goals: New Albany 5 (Jones 3, Douglas 2); Madison 2 (Beasley 1, Imel 1).