BNL takes advantage
of injury to Roncalli star
and posts 61-44 victory
By Justin Sokeland
For 10 tense minutes, top-ranked Bedford North Lawrence was nervous, jittery and anxious. And behind. Of all the emotions in play, that was the worst sensation.
Roncalli was rebelling against the two-time defending Class 4-A state champions. The Rebels dared to attack, questioned BNL’s superiority, and pushed the Stars out of the comfort zone of invincibility. In BNL Fieldhouse, too.
In one defining instant, both for the outcome of the showdown and for perhaps the rest of Roncalli’s season, everything changed. The scene of Roncalli star Lindsey Corsaro, a University of Kentucky recruit, prone on the hardwood, clutching her leg, was the unfortunate memorable moment of the night.
Corsaro went down with 6:12 left in the second quarter, with the Rebels pushing BNL around and leading 15-10. When Corsaro, Roncalli’s leading scorer at 23.4 points per game, limped away, Roncalli’s upset bid left with her.
Jenna Allen scored 22 points and grabbed 16 rebounds, and Dominique McBryde added 18 points before fouling out as the Stars (19-0) took advantage of the Corsaro absence for a 61-44 victory over the No.8 Rebels (16-5). Corsaro came back to the sideline in the second half with an icepack on her left knee, and the original diagnosis was a meniscus tear.