Prep sports wrap: 1/11January 10, 2019
From Herald Staff Reports
A few local girls basketball teams recorded key conference victories on Thursday night while Jasper and Heritage Hills battled for supremacy on the wrestling mats and in the pool.
Here’s a brief rundown of Thursday night’s prep sports action.
Raiders 54, Rebels 52: For the second time this season, the Southridge girls basketball team has began a winning streak.
After defeating Northeast Dubois on Tuesday, the Raiders continued their roll by defeating South Spencer for their fourth conference victory of the season.
Myah Montgomery finished with a team-high 19 points (12 points from three-point) while Mady Neukam also had an impressive showing with 18 points.
Jeeps 34, Vikings 32: Trailing 23-16 at halftime, the Northeast Dubois girls basketball team searched for a spark to get themselves going in the second half.
The third quarter lit a fuse in the Jeeps as they outscored Barr-Reeve 11-3 and held on strong the rest of the way for a 34-32 victory, their fourth win of the season (third conference victory).
Madison Cave led Northeast Dubois with 10 points (nine points from three-point) while Jazlyn Sander added eight points.
Patriots 62, Commodores 32: With Thursday night’s victory over Perry Central, the Heritage Hills girls basketball team has now won eight straight games.
During that span, the Pats have won five of them by double-digits and will look to keep that streak alive as the postseason nears.
No individual statistics were reported from this game.
Cats, Pats split matchup: The Jasper and Heritage Hills boys and girls swim teams battled on Thursday evening with a really close result on the boys side.
The defending sectional champion Patriots defeated the Cats 137 to 136 while the Jasper girls dominated both Heritage Hills and Pike Central finishing with 162 points while the Patriots and Chargers both finished with 77 points each.
On the boys, first place finishers for Heritage Hills were Josh Halvorson (200 freestyle, 100 backstroke), Gavin Fuchs (50 freestyle, 100 butterfly), Lawson Forler (diving), Dominic Williams (100 breastroke) and the 200 medley relay (Halvorson, Williams, Fuchs, Ethan Roos) and 200 freestyle relay (Halvorson, Roos, Fuchs, Jacob Schmidt) teams. For Jasper, first place finishers were Connor Nolan (200 individual medley), Raife Milligan (100 freestyle), Abe Eckman (500 freestyle) and the 400 freestyle relay team (Nolan, Milligan, Jack Henke, Abraham DeLaCruz).
For the girls, Jasper’s first place finishes belonged to Megan Matheis (200 freestyle, 100 breastroke), Avery Henke (200 individual medley, 100 butterfly), Zoe Biggs (diving), Carmina Armstrong (100 freestyle), Madison Matheis (500 freestyle) as well as the 200 freestyle relay team (Armstrong, Henke, Megan Matheis, Leah Haas) and 400 freestyle relay team (Henke, Armstrong, Megan Matheis, Riley Sample). Heritage Hills 200 medley relay team of Lily Gogel, Abby Frederick, Brittany Crosby and Emily Porter placed first.
Patriots 43, Wildcats 22: Two strong wrestling programs duked it out on Thursday evening in Lincoln City with the Patriots coming away with the victory.
Victorious for the Pats was Braxton Hayes (113), Sam Scott (120), Mason Ayer (145), Nathan Lamar (152), Levi Hexamer (160), George Green (170), Phoenix Rodgers (182), Jeremy Miramontez (220) and Aiden Rea (285).
Jasper’s winning wrestlers were Jainier Milanes (106), Reece Fromme (126), Ian Giesler (132), Cameron Weisheit (138) and Ashton Schuetter (195).
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