Girls Basketball: Three Pointers

Jasper

Opponent: vs. Evansville North, 8 p.m. Thursday
Record: 1-0, 0-0 Big Eight Conference
Series: Evansville North leads, 3-0
Last season: Evansville North won, 47-26

1: Jasper is the second local team to be playing Evansville North this week after Heritage Hills lost to the Huskies, 63-50. The Wildcats have never beaten Evansville North. Jasper will be going up against senior Kenna Hisle, who scored a game-high 29 points against the Patriots. Evansville North also capitalized at the foul line, hitting 21 of 29 free throws.

2: Jasper has not begun the season 2-0 since the 2012-13 season. The Wildcats rolled to a wire-to-wire 60-30 win at Southridge Nov. 14. Jasper had four players in the double-digit scoring column. Senior Claire Knies led the way with 14 points, while fellow senior Brooke Nottingham was second with 12. Junior Emma Shelton posted 11, and fellow junior Hannah Schwenk dropped 10.

3: A win Thursday would mean Jasper would have won three of its last four home openers. The Wildcats bested the Raiders both in 2016 and 2018 at home. If Jasper wins, the lone exception would be in 2017, when the Wildcats dropped a 57-38 home opener against Vincennes Rivet.

 

Forest Park

Opponent: vs. Perry Central, 8 p.m. Thursday
Record: 2-2, 1-1 Pocket Athletic Conference
Series: Forest Park has won each of the last six meetings
Last season: Forest Park won, 52-43

1: Forest Park now sits at .500 on the season. The Rangers started the season 2-0, but are going to try to get back on the winning track Thursday when they host a Perry Central team they’ve won six in a row against.

2: No Rangers player has reached double digits in scoring during the team’s two-game skid. Senior Macie Zink dropped 21 in a 60-35 season opener at Tell City. Zink had another 20 Nov. 14 at Springs Valley in a 70-46 triumph, and fellow senior Faith Zazzetti contributed 14. However, the team-high has been nine in each of the past two games. Sophomore Ali Welp had nine against Loogootee, and freshman Amber Tretter scored nine against Gibson Southern. 

3: Thursday marks the start of five consecutive home games for the Rangers. They are set to welcome Evansville Mater Dei Nov. 26, Southridge Dec. 3, Tecumseh Dec. 10 and Heritage Hills Dec. 12.

 

Northeast Dubois

Opponent: vs. Orleans, 7:30 p.m. Thursday
Record: 1-5, 0-1 Blue Chip Conference
Series: Northeast Dubois leads, 14-3
Last season: Orleans won, 58-37

1: Northeast Dubois could not pick up its second consecutive win in Tuesday’s Blue Chip Conference opener against South Knox. Sophomore Hadley Fuhrman paced the Jeeps with 14 points. She was the only one on the team to reach double digits in scoring. Fuhrman’s 10 points in the Nov. 16 win against Tell City in the Corydon Central Tournament was also a team-high.

2: The Jeeps still have a better record than they had on this date last year. Northeast Dubois began the season 0-9, and now has a record of 1-5. The defense is averaging 48.5 points allowed per game. However, the offense is scoring an average of 32.7 points per game.

3: Northeast Dubois is in a homestand, as is Forest Park. The Jeeps will have two more home games on the docket before returning to the road Dec. 5 at Springs Valley. The Jeeps are also slated to welcome Blue Chip Conference rivals Wood Memorial and Washington Catholic on Nov. 25 and Dec. 3, respectively.

 

Heritage Hills

Opponent: at Evansville Harrison, 8 p.m. Thursday
Record: 3-2, 0-0 Pocket Athletic Conference
Series: Evansville Harrison leads, 9-4
Last season: Heritage Hills won, 64-21

1: A win Thursday would make it a fourth straight year Heritage Hills bested Evansville Harrison. The Warriors are off to an 0-3 start to begin the 2019-20 campaign. This is also the second game this week Heritage Hills is facing an Evansville school. The Patriots fell to Evansville North, 63-50, on Tuesday.

2: Pats coach Kim Brown praised her team’s defensive effort on Tuesday, even though they allowed a season-high 63 points. The Huskies scored 21 of those points at the free throw line, and Brown noted the size advantage Evansville North had on some of her players.

3: This is the final game the Pats are playing in November. Heritage Hills will then be off until Dec. 3 when it welcomes Tell City for the first of three consecutive home games. Brown is two wins away from her 100th career victory. The Pats will also play host to Tecumseh Dec. 5, and Jasper Dec. 10.




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