Jeff rebounds from NA loss with 83-63 win over Manual
By KEVIN HARRIS
JEFFERSONVILLE – Jeffersonville bounced back in a major way Saturday evening after suffering its fifth consecutive loss in its rivalry with New Albany the night before.
Junior guard Bailey Falkenstein scored a career-high 36 points to lead the Red Devils past Louisville Manual 83-63 in the inaugural Southern Indiana High School Basketball Classic at Johnson Arena. Falkenstein knocked down four 3-pointers.
Three other Jeff players had double-digit efforts. Senior Mike Minton and freshman Tre Coleman each registered 11 points and junior Gerrin Moore chipped in 10.
After going up 35-28 at halftime, the Devils (8-4) turned the game into a blowout in the third quarter. Jeff outscored the Crimsons 27-15 in the stanza to up its lead to 62-43.
Will Britt led Manual (4-10) with 20 points. Former Jeff head coach Jimmy Just is the Crimsons’ boss.
The Red Devils (2-1 Hoosier Hills Conference) will host HHC rival Floyd Central (6-3, 0-1 HHC) at approximately 7:30 p.m. this coming Friday. The Highlanders upset 4A No. 6 Castle on Saturday in Floyds Knobs 63-61.
SOUTHERN INDIANA BASKETBALL CLASSIC
JEFFERSONVILLE 83, LOUISVILLE MANUAL 63
Manual 11 17 15 20-63
Jeff 16 19 27 21-83
Manual (4-10): Will Britt 20, Noah Hawkins 15, Brock Cassin 8, Jonah Gelhaus 7, Kenyan Jacob 7, Alex Conlin 4, Jordan McClendon 2.
Jeff (8-4): Bailey Falkenstein 36, Tre Coleman 11, Mike Minton 11, Gerrin Moore 10, Joe LaGrange 6, Jacob Jones 5, Gabe Gallahar 2, Drew Taylor 2.Three-point field goals: Manual 3 (Britt 1, Gelhaus 1, Jacob 1); Jeff 9 (Falkenstein 4, Minton 3, Jones 1, Moore 1).