Boys Junior Varsity Basketball, Boys Varsity Basketball · Boys Basketball: Dragon’s Offense Overcomes Olympians

SELLERSBURG — All five Silver Creek starters scored in double figures, led by sophomore Trey Kaufman’s 26, as the Class 3A No. 5 Dragons downed Columbus East 73-58 Saturday night.

Kaufman also grabbed 12 rebounds as he and senior Jack Hawkins (13 points, 10 rebounds) both recorded double-doubles for Silver Creek, which built a 44-23 halftime lead en route to the 15-point victory.

Senior Zane Gross and sophomore Kooper Jacobi contributed 12 points apiece while senior Ty Kessinger tallied 10 points and eight assists for the Dragons, who scored all of their points from the field while going 0-for-2 from the free throw line.

Silver Creek (6-0) hosts 4A No. 5 Jeffersonville at 7:30 p.m. Friday night.


Columbus East     10  13  15  20—58

Silver Creek     18  26   9  20—73

Columbus East (1-2): Tyler Boyer 11, Matthew Frost 18, Carson Whitehead 14, Drew Johnson 9, Beck Kelley 2, Jacob Pierce 4.

Silver Creek (6-0): Zane Gross 12, Jack Hawkins 13, Ty Kessinger 10, Kooper Jacobi 12, Trey Kaufman 26.

3-point field goals: Columbus East 5 (Whitehead 3, Boyer, Johnson); Silver Creek 3 (Gross 2, Hawkins).

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