By KEVIN HARRIS
JEFFERSONVILLE – Jeffersonville kept on rolling Tuesday night at Johnson Arena.
The Red Devils increased their winning streak to five games as they thumped Corydon Central 82-52. The five-game win streak is Jeff’s longest since it claimed 10 victories in a row toward the end of the 2012-13 season.
Four Jeff players scored in double figures, led by junior forward Bailey Falkenstein with 22 points. Falkenstein poured in 13 points in the third quarter, where the Red Devils (13-8) outscored the Panthers 24-11 to go up 65-36.
Also for Jeff, freshman forward Tre Coleman tallied 18 points and guards Jacob Jones and Joe LaGrange each scored 12. The Red Devils got off to a strong start, leading 19-8 at the end of the opening period. They led 41-25 at halftime.
The Panthers’ struggles continued. After starting the season 6-2, Corydon (7-13) has lost 11 of its last 12 contests. The Panthers currently have a five-game losing streak.
Senior Clayton Schreck was Corydon’s top scorer with 13 points. Teammates Alec Saulman and Joey Wiseman had 12 and 10 points, respectively.
Jeff will host Louisville Ballard (22-5), which is ranked sixth in Kentucky in the latest Courier-Journal Litkenhous Ratings, at 7:30 p.m. Friday. It will be Senior Night at Jeff High.
The Panthers (1-7 Mid-Southern Conference) will travel to Silver Creek (12-8, 5-3 MSC) at 7:30 p.m. Friday.
JEFFERSONVILLE 82, CORYDON CENTRAL 52
Corydon Cen. 8 17 11 16-52
Jeff 19 22 24 17-82
Corydon (7-13): Clayton Schreck 13, Alec Saulman 12, Joey Wiseman 10, Braydon Beauchamp 9, Jacob Johnson 8.
Jeff (13-8): Bailey Falkenstein 22, Tre Coleman 18, Jacob Jones 12, Joe LaGrange 12, Mike Minton 7, Antonio Thompson 4, Drew Taylor 3, Cam Northern 2, Taj Sanders 2.
3-point field goals: Corydon 3 (Wiseman 3); Jeff 4 (LaGrange 2, Falkenstein 2).