Pats get home victory as Rangers, Jeeps fall

From Herald Staff Reports

With girls basketball action well underway now, three local teams hit the hardwood to try and come away with victories. One was successful but the other two were dealt tough losses.

Here’s a rundown of Thursday night’s girls basketball action.


Blackhawks 51, Rangers 39: Former Forest Park head coach Marty Niehaus and Springs Valley traveled to Ferdinand on Thursday as Springs Valley came away with a double-digit victory.

The Rangers led by two points at the halftime break but Springs Valley outscored Forest Park 27-13 in the second half including a 12-4 advantage in the final quarter.

Freshman guard Ali Welp led Forest Park in scoring with 11 points while junior Kennedy Sermersheim added eight and junior Kenlee Gehlhausen finished with six.

Springs Valley was led by Jewel McCormick who scored 27 points while Ellison Burton added 12 and Stevie McNew finished with 10.

Rams 43, Jeeps 36: It’s been a tough start to the season for Northeast Dubois as they have now dropped their first three games of the year after falling to Class 2A No. 5 Paoli on Thursday.

The Jeeps led by one after the first quarter but Paoli took a 23-18 lead into the halftime break. Northeast Dubois trailed by just four heading into the final quarter but the Rams outscored the Jeeps 13-9 en route to the victory.

Northeast Dubois was led by Madison Cave who scored a career-high 20 points while Hadley Furhman added six and Becca Brosmer scored four. Kerton Chastain led Paoli with 16.


Patriots 48, Panthers 22: Heritage Hills has gotten the 2018 season started on a high note as they’ve cruised to victory in both games in the early season. On Thursday night, they defeated Evansville Reitz thanks to a quick start.

The Patriots jumped out to a 33-13 lead at the halftime break and kept on it from there en route to the home victory.

Claire Heckel led Heritage Hills with 17 points (6-of-14 shooting, 3-of-7 from three-point) while Rebekah Gordon added 15 points and 11 rebounds.

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