Becher named Indiana Junior All-Star

From Herald Staff Reports


One local boys basketball player received a tremendous honor on Wednesday afternoon while it was a tough outing for one county softball team.

Here’s a brief rundown of Wednesday’s prep sports action.

Boys Basketball

Becher named Indiana All-Star: Heritage Hills standout junior boys basketball player Murray Becher was selected as one of 24 Indiana Junior All-Stars by the Indiana Basketball Coaches Association.

Becher averaged 20.4 points per game last season and joined Heritage Hills’ 1,000-point scoring club as just a junior. He scored in double-figures in all 24 of the Patriots games last season and scored over 20 points in 16 games.

He also shot 65 percent from the free-throw line, averaged 4.6 rebounds per game, 1.8 assists per game and 1.7 steals per game.

He’s joined on the Blue Group team by Maximus Gizzi (New Palestine), Noah Jager (Bloomington South), Kiyron Powell (Evansville Bosse), Kenny Tracy (Decatur Central) and Andrew Welage (Greensburg).

Other Indiana Junior All-Star selections were Dre Davis (Lawrence Central), Trey Galloway (Culver Academy), Jaden Ivey (Mishawaka Marian), Anthony Leal (Bloomington South), Nijel Pack (Lawrence Central), Charlie Yoder (Westview), Deontae Craig (Culver Academy), Johnell Davis (Gary 21st Century), Chris Grubbs (Hamilton Southeastern), Zak Krueger (Homestead), Mabor Majak (Hamilton Southeastern), Jake Wadding (Chesterton), Brayton Bailey (Bedford North Lawrence), Carson Barrett (Lafayette Central Catholic), Tre Coleman (Jeffersonville), Sincere McMahon (Crispus Attacks), Tayson Parker (Northwestern) and Tony Perkins (Lawrence North).

Mark Detweiler of Delta will be the Junior All-Stars head coach. They will play two games against the Kentucky Junior All-Stars as well as one game against the Indiana All-Star senior boys team. Becher’s group, the Blue Group, will play in the June 1 game against the Kentucky Juniors.


Highlanders 23, Wildcats 0:

The Jasper softball team had a tough outing at home on Wednesday evening as they were no-hit by Floyd Central.

The Highlanders jumped out to a 7-0 lead early on and were able to end the game prematurely with four runs in the third inning, two runs in the fourth inning and nine runs in the fifth inning. Floyd Central had a total of seven home runs in the victory while Madison Wathen was the winning pitcher on the mound for the Highlanders — she had six strikeouts and didn't give away any free bases as she allowed zero walks. Jasper only reached base twice, both on Floyd Central errors.

Mia Werner took the loss on the mound for the Cats as she gave up 11 runs on 13 hits while striking out four batters. Jasper will be back in action tonight at home against Owensboro Apollo (Ky.).

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