Cats, Raiders, Jeeps dealt tough losses

From Herald Staff Reports

Tuesday night was a busy one around the area with local elections taking place but it was also a busy evening in terms of girls basketball action.

Three local teams — Jasper, Southridge and Northeast Dubois — traveled on the road Tuesday night and while none of the teams were able to come away with a win, there were still some solid performances.

Here’s a brief rundown of Tuesday night’s girls basketball action.

Egbert

Patriots 52, Wildcats 41: The Jasper girls basketball team had a tough battle to open their season as they faced Class 1A No. 1 Vincennes Rivet — the defending runner-up in Class 1A.

The Wildcats and Patriots battled hard throughout the game but Rivet was able to use a 19-9 advantage in the fourth quarter to pull away with the victory.

Jasper head coach Jessica Mehringer was proud of her team following their effort in the loss and said she knows what they need to continue to work on going forward.

Reagan Egbert led Jasper in scoring with 12 points and also added eight rebounds. Brooke Nottingham (seven), Kortney Ruhe (six) and Meredith Hilgefort (six) also got in on the scoring action while Ruhe also led the way with four steals.

Montgomery

Tigers 43, Raiders 25: The Southridge girls basketball team dropped to 0-3 on the season following their road loss to Princeton on Tuesday evening.

The Raiders fell behind 14-9 after the first quarter and trailed by nine points at the halftime break, 22-13. Southridge remained within striking distance in the third quarter as they trailed just 29-15 going into the final quarter but Princeton outscored the Raiders 14-10 in the final quarter to cruise to the victory.

Freshman Myah Montgomery led Southridge with 15 points while senior Mady Neukam added five. Hannah Sisk led Princeton with 22 points.

Warriors 43, Jeeps 27: Northeast Dubois fell to 0-2 on the young season as they dropped a Blue Chip conference game to North Knox on the road on Tuesday evening.

The beginning of the game started rather even as the Jeeps trailed just 12-10 after the first quarter and were still within three points at halftime, 17-14.

But North Knox used a 19-1 advantage in the third quarter to cruise ahead en route to the 43-27 lead.

Individual statistics were not available.




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