Pats win another PAC crown

Simon Scherry

From Herald Staff Reports

The Dubois County Herald is here to catch you up on Friday’s prep basketball highlights.

Prep boys basketball

Heritage Hills 53, Tell City 36: The Patriots (18-3, 8-0) won the Pocket Athletic Conference crown on Friday, getting their 13th win in a row, besting PAC rival Tell City in the process. Senior all-time leading scorer Murray Becher was held to four points, but picking things up were senior Simon Scherry and junior Jake Johnson with 15 points and 13 points, respectively. Heritage Hills along relied on the 3-pointer, banking seven shots from beyond the arc.

The Pats got their 17th win by double digits this season. They play their home finale Tuesday against Princeton.

Loogootee 63, Northeast Dubois 49: The Jeeps (12-10, 3-5) lost their Blue Chip Conference Finale Friday night, dropping their penultimate game and final road game against the Lions. Junior Lane Knies led all Jeeps with 15 points. Fellow junior Nick Lueken came in second with 12. Senior all-time leading scorer Reece Bauer did not have a field goal, but went 11-for-13 at the free throw line to finish with 11 points.

Northeast Dubois will look to end the regular season on a high note Thursday when it hosts Tecumseh.

Prep wrestling

State: Heritage Hills senior Phoenix Rodgers (45-2) is moving on, getting the first-round win against Chesterton sophomore Gage DeMarco (38-10) Friday. He'll take on Fishers senior JD Farrell (39-2). Rodgers is three wins from a state championship in the 195-pound class.

However, Friday was the end of the line for fellow senior Sam Scott (44-4), losing to Westfield senior Carson Eldred (40-2) in the 120-pound class. Southridge senior Sam Schroeder (39-6) bowed out to fellow senior Elliott Rodgers (39-3) of Indianapolis Cathedral in the 160-pound class.


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