Lusk breaks records; Raiders visit statehouse

From Herald Staff Reports


After Tuesday night’s victory over Boonville, Forest Park boys basketball player Daniel Lusk will now have his name next to two records in the Rangers history book.

Lusk’s 16 assists in Forest Park’s 81-45 victory over Boonville broke the single-game record for most assists in a game and also was enough to make Lusk the Rangers all-time assist leader.

The Forest Park senior has 294 total assists for his career and has finished with double-digit assists in five games this season while averaging 6.9 per game.

In last night’s victory, Forest Park also set a new season-high with 29 points in the third quarter — the most they’ve scored in any given period this season.

Forest Park (15-4) led 43-19 at halftime and continued to grow their lead for the remainder of the game as they were ahead 72-30 after three quarters of play.

Curt Hopf has continued to be dominant for the Rangers as he led all scorers with 20 points and six rebounds while Sam Englert added 15 points, Reid Steffe tied a career-high with 11 points (3-of-5 three-point shooting) and Collin Hochgesang added 10 points.

Senior Noah Fleck also scored a season-high seven points in 14 minutes after missing the majority of the beginning of the season due to injury.

The Rangers will be back in action against Pocket Athletic Conference foe North Posey in a rescheduled game on Thursday.

Raider football team honored
Even nearly three months after the Southridge football team won their first state championship, the Raiders are still being honored across the state.

The Class 2A state champs traveled to Indianapolis to be recognized on the Indiana House and Senate floor at the Statehouse.

Head coach Scott Buening and assistant coach Steve Winkler spoke to members of the Senate and House about the Raiders’ season while the entire Southridge football team got to experience being on the statehouse floor for a day.

Buening admits that he was a little nervous before speaking to members of the Senate on Monday and called it a “once in a lifetime experience.”

“I honestly wasn’t quite sure what to expect,” Buening said with a laugh. “You generally don’t think you won’t get the opportunity to speak in front of all of the people you voted in but it was a great experience and I know the kids enjoyed it as well.”

The Raider football team will also be receiving their state football championship rings at the boys basketball game against Jasper next Tuesday.

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