Becher brothers lead Pats; Rangers stumble in loss

From Herald Staff Reports

While some brothers may like to butt heads and not agree on things, there’s one thing the brother duo of Mitchel and Murray Becher both like to do — score.

The brothers combined for 36 of Heritage Hills 53 points in their 53-43 victory over Evansville Day on Friday.

The Patriots (2-0) fell behind early trailing 17-12 after the first quarter but responded by holding the Eagles (1-2) to just five second quarter points and took a one-point lead into the halftime break.

The second half was more of the same for the Patriots as they outscored the Eagles 30-21.

Mitchel Becher scored 13 of his 17 points in the second half while Murray Becher scored 11 of his 19 in the final half.

Heritage Hills also had scoring support from Blake Sisley who finished with eight points and Simon Scherry who added six.

The Pats also got a lot of scoring opportunties from the free throw line as they shot a total of 23 free throw attemps but made just 12.

Heritage Hills will be back in action tonight against Northeast Dubois. The Patriots have won three of the last four against the Jeeps (2-1).

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Titans overpower Rangers

A slow first half put Forest Park behind the eight-ball almost immediately and the Rangers were never quite able to recover.

Gibson Southern led 35-10 going into the halftime break and would go on to win the game 63-37, holding the Rangers to single digit scoring in both the first and second quarters.

This was the most lopsided meeting between the two teams since 2012 when the Titans defeated the Rangers 64-39.

The majority of Forest Park’s scoring came from Lanette Blume and Faith Zazzetti who both finished with 12 points each.

The Rangers didn’t get to the line often and when they did get there, the shots just weren’t falling.

Forest Park had just 10 free throw attempts and were successful on half of them.

The Titans had four players score in double figures — Tabatha Klem with 16, Bryn Wilzbacher with 13 and Shayla Whitten and Meredith Raley both had 11 each.

Gibson Southern also added a total of 21 points from the three-point line with Klem knocking down 4 from behind the arc while Clare Jones added three.

Forest Park is currently in a stretch of four straight meetings with Pocket Athletic Conferce foes.

Before losing to the Titans, they defeated Southridge 47-17. They’ll host both Tecumseh and Heritage Hills next week on Tuesday and Thursday, respectively.

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