By KEVIN HARRIS
JEFFERSONVILLE – Jeffersonville improved its winning streak to a season-high four games Saturday night at Johnson Arena, cruising past Hoosier Hills Conference rival Jennings County 76-59.
Red Devil junior forward Bailey Falkenstein scored a game-high 20 points, shooting 7-of-10 from the floor and a perfect 6-of-6 from the free-throw line.
Jeff sophomore guard Joe LaGrange chipped in 16 points. LaGrange converted six of his eight field-goal attempts, including 4-of-6 from 3-point range. Red Devil freshman forward Tre Coleman ended up with eight points and a game-high eight rebounds.
Jeff (12-8, 3-4 HHC) turned the game into a rout in the middle two quarters. During that stretch, the Red Devils outscored the Panthers 48-21 and shot 20-of-27 from the floor.
Senior forward Tyler Vogel paced Jennings County (13-7, 3-4) with 14 points. Teammate Travis Wilson had 10 points and Panther senior forward Bret Sawyer matched Coleman for game-high rebounding honors with eight.
Jeff will host Corydon Central (7-12) at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. Jennings County will entertain Batesville (11-8) at 7:30 p.m. Friday.
Prior to Saturday’s game, Jeff assistant coach and former Red Devil standout Joe Estes was honored for being named to the 2017 Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame Men’s Silver Anniversary team. Jeff High also honored two former Red Devils who have been selected to previous Silver Anniversary squads in Phil Caldwell and PK Falkenstein.
Check Southern Indiana Preps later this weekend for a breakdown of Jeff’s 76-59 triumph over Jennings County on Saturday night.
JEFFERSONVILLE 76, JENNINGS COUNTY 59
Jennings Co. 10 8 13 28-59
Jeff 17 21 27 11-76
Jennings County (13-7, 3-4 Hoosier Hills Conference): Tyler Vogel 14, Travis Wilson 10, Chase Ketcham 9, Cody Wilson 9, Josh Pettit 5, Bret Sawyer 4, Nick AmRhein 3, Calin Kinney 3, Gage Walters 2.
Jeff (12-8, 3-4): Bailey Falkenstein 20, Joe LaGrange 16, Tre Coleman 8, Mike Minton 6, Gerrin Moore 6, Gabe Gallahar 5, Jacob Jones 4, Cam Northern 4, Jailen Ernest 3, Drew Taylor 2, Antonio Thompson 2, Taj Sanders 0.
3-point field goals: Jennings County 7 (Ketcham 3, AmRhein 1, Kinney 1, C. Wilson 1, T. Wilson 1); Jeff 6 (LaGrange 4, Gallahar 1, Minton 1).
Rebounds: Jennings County 26 (Sawyer 8); Jeff 34 (Coleman 8).
Turnovers: Jennings County 13, Jeff 14.
Total fouls: Jennings County 16, Jeff 17.
Fouled out: none.