Becher breaks record, Bauer scores at buzzer

Murray Becher

From Herald Staff Reports

Friday night provided a slate of competitive boys basketball games, and the Dubois County Herald is here to get you caught up on some noteworthy highlights.

Prep boys basketball

Heritage Hills 77, Pike Central 48: There's a new record holder at Heritage Hills, and his name is Murray Becher. The senior dropped 22 points for the Patriots (9-3, 3-0) against the Pocket Athletic Conference rival Chargers Friday night to surpass Abby Wahl for the most points in history by a Heritage Hills basketball player. Becher already had the boys record, and now he has the school record. Becher finished second to fellow senior Simon Scherry's game-high of 25 points.

The Pats knocked down eight 3-pointers, with five of them coming from Scherry. Junior Blake Sisley also got into double digits with 13 points. This was the fourth win in a row for Heritage Hills. The Pats seek to make it five in a row today against another PAC rival, Tecumseh.

Reece Bauer

Northeast Dubois 52, Paoli 49: Senior Reece Bauer notched 28 points and 10 buckets, but none bigger than the full court buzzer-beater he had to win the game for the Jeeps (8-4). It was the Jeeps' second consecutive win and first time winning back-to-back games since starting the season 4-0. Fellow senior Ethan Ziegler scored 13 points, nine from downtown.

The Jeeps are back in action Tuesday at Cannelton.

South Spencer 61, Forest Park 58, overtime: The Rangers (9-3, 1-1) saw four players reach double digits against their PAC rival. Sophomore Drew Howard scored 19. Senior Isaac Uebelhor dropped 12. Junior Simon Jacob had 11 and sophomore Landon Nalley posted 10, but it did not suffice. The game was tied, 53-53, after four quarters. The Rebels scored eight in overtime, while the Rangers mustered five.

Forest Park is back at it today as the Rangers return home to host North Posey. They will seek to avoid a three-game skid.

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