Daily Journal staff reports
Five Johnson County girls basketball teams were in action Friday night.
What follows is a roundup of each game.
Host Indian Creek cruised to a 54-27 win against Knightstown.
Senior Candace Danz and sophomore Addie Rund led the Braves 12 points apiece.
Danz scored 10 of the Braves’ first 21 points. She sat out much of the second half when the Braves went to their bench.
The victory was the 100th of Indian Creek coach Dan Burkman’s career.
Indian Creek (3-0) plays at Monrovia tonight.
Missed free throws down the stretch doomed Franklin in a 51-46 loss against visiting Greensburg.
For the game, the Grizzly Cubs made only 13 of 31 free throws, a statistic that made coach Walt Raines wince.
“That’s the ball game right there,” Raines said. “That and rebounding. We were not consistent with either, but other than that we did play well.”
Franklin forced the Pirates into 18 turnovers while committing only nine themselves.
Juniors Cami Cochrane and Delanie Hill and sophomore Sarah Sullivan each had nine points to lead the Cubs (1-3).
Greensburg’s Kyra Whitaker had a game-high 20 points.
Franklin’s next game is Nov. 17 at Edinburgh in a first-round Johnson County Tournament game.
The Greenwood girls basketball team started out fast and never looked back at Herron.
The Woodmen forced more than 45 total turnovers on their way to a 89-20 win.
Cassidy Branagan, a senior forward, led the Woodmen out of the gate with nine straight points, giving them an early 9-2 lead. It was all Greenwood after that.
After the first quarter, the Woodmen forced 18 turnovers that led to a 28-6 lead.
Greenwood improves to 3-0 with the win.
Whiteland used a 15-0 run in the decisive fourth period and snapped a four-game losing streak against host Franklin Central with a 61-53 win.
Sophomore Mackenzie Blazek had 17 points to lead three Warriors in double figures. The 6-2 center also registered a game-high nine rebounds.
Junior Sidney Crowe and senior Kate White each scored 12 points for Whiteland (1-1).
The Warriors trailed 13-11 after the game’s opening quarter but used a half-court press to force three consecutive turnovers by the Flashes in the opening minutes of the second period.
Overall, Franklin Central (0-3) committed 15 turnovers prior to halftime.
Despite a solid defensive effort, Edinburgh lost 68-46 at Shelbyville.
The Lancers trailed only 27-26 at halftime but couldn’t keep up with the Golden Bears in the second half.
“We stayed in the zone a little bit too long because they were making their shots from the outside,” Edinburgh coach Amy Macy said of the third quarter. “Aside from that, we played with them with our intensity. We made a couple bad passes here and there but overall, we did a good job.”
Bri Howard led the Lancers with 21 points. Makenzie Hill finished with six points and Sidney Beier added five points for the Lancers off the bench.