Madison Central vs. Southwestern (Girls)
Southwestern High School
February 4, 2017
Madison Central coach Robert Cooksey started the following lineup: 5-10 Sr. Lindsey Johns, 5-10 Sr. Charity Mack, 6-0 Sr. Mallie Cornett, 5-4 Jr. Bailee Vanover, and 5-7 Sr. Kasi Schneid. Southwestern coach Stephen Butcher II countered with 5-9 Sr. Hailey Updike, 5-8 Sr. Cassi Reed, 5-10 Sr. Bethany Duncan, 5-4 8th Grade Alexa Smiddy, and 5-8 Fr. Kennedy Harris.
Madison Central dampened the Southwestern senior night celebration which by the way was a first class tribute to the three departing seniors with a 62-48 victory over the host Southwestern team. Southwestern came out blazing from long range as they led 21-17 after the first quarter on the strength of five three point baskets. Madison Central rallied and was clinging to a 33-32 lead at halftime. Southwestern went cold from the field in the second half shooting 22.2% from the field after intermission including zero of 11 from beyond the arc and Madison Central pulled away for a big road win over a young but very talented Southwestern squad. Madison Central started the season 1-5 but with a vastly improved defense improves to 19-7 with tonight’s victory.
Madison Central shot 58.3% from the field including seven of 13 from the three point line. The Indians connected on 13 of 19 free throws, pulled down 27 rebounds, and scored nine points off 12 Southwestern turnovers. Southwestern shot 32% from the field including six of 18 from beyond the arc. The Warriors connected on 10 of 13 free throws, pulled down 26 rebounds, and scored 10 points off 13 Madison Central turnovers.
Lindsey Johns led Madison Central with 23 points including three three point baskets. Bailee Vanover added 16 points, five rebounds, six assists, and three steals. Mallie Cornett recorded 10 points, five rebounds, and seven blocks. Kasi Schneid chipped in with seven points, six rebounds, and three assists. Charity Mack added six points, eight rebounds, and three assists.
5-10 Fr. Regi Cundiff came off the bench to score 17 points including nine of nine free throws and five rebounds. Alexa Smiddy added 12 points on four three point baskets. Kennedy Harris recorded eight points. Cassi Reed added six points, five rebounds, six assists, two blocked shots, and two steals.
Madison Central (62) – Johns 23, Mack 6, Cornett 10, Vanover 16, Schneid 7.
Southwestern (48) – Reed 6, Updike 0, Duncan 0, Smiddy 12, Harris 8, Sheron 2, Morris 3, Cundiff 17.
A special thanks to the Madison Central Stats Crew for providing the comprehensive statistics for tonight’s game.