Prep sports wrap: 11/27November 27, 2018
From Herald Staff Reports
Road trips were in order for a few area boys and girls basketball teams tonight as they headed away from Dubois (and Spencer) County to try and come away with a win.
Two achieved their goal while one fell just short. Here’s a brief rundown of Tuesday night’s basketball action.
Wildcats 67, Titans 38: Jasper came out fast and held on strong for four quarters as they cruised to a road victory over Gibson Southern in Fort Branch on Tuesday evening.
Jasper shot 58 percent from the field (72 percent from the free-throw line, 40 percent from three-point), spread the ball well (15 assists) and limited their turnovers (four) in order to help secure the victory.
“Whenever you’re able to have high assist numbers and low turnovers, things will go well,” said Jasper head coach John Goebel.
Once again, the Cats had a balanced scoring attack with five players scoring five points or more (Reece Milligan had five, Quentin Harmon had seven, Josh Weidenbenner had eight, Jared Engelrt finished with 11) but one player had a career-best kind of night.
Jackson Kabrick led all scorers with 28 points as he was 11-of-15 from the field and 5-of-9 from the three-point line.
“Jackson is a legitimate triple threat,” Goebel said. “He kind of came into this season flying under the radar but after these first two games he’s had it won’t be that way anymore.”
Jasper will be back in action next week against two tough opponents as they’ll head on the road to face both Evansville Memorial at Evansville Reitz (at the Ford Center).
Jeeps 64, Cardinals 41: It might have taken a little longer than they were hoping but the Northeast Dubois girls basketball team recorded their first victory of the season on Tuesday at Washington Catholic.
The Jeeps started off hot in the Blue Chip battle leading 22-8 in the first quarter but the Cardinals brought it a little closer at halftime as Northeast Dubois held a 38-27 advantage.
However, the Jeeps outscored the Cardinals 14-1 in the third quarter and cruised the rest of the way en route to their first victory.
Madison Cave led the Jeeps with a career-high 26 points while Jazlyn Sander (13) and Hadley Furhman (11) both finished in double-digits.
Marksmen 42, Patriots 36: In a battle of Pocket Athletic Conference foes, Tell City gave Heritage Hills its first loss of the season as the Marksmen were able to win on their home court.
Heritage Hills led 21-12 at the halftime break after outscoring the Marksmen 9-0 in the second quarter but Tell City answered back by outscoring the Pats 14-3 in the third quarter to regain a two-point lead. Heritage Hills fought hard but were outscored 16-12 in the fourth quarter as Tell City edged out the victory.
Rebekah Gordon led the Patriots with 12 points while Brianna Quinn added 11.
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