Prep sports wrap: 1/14

From Herald Staff Reports

While Mother Nature cancelled some events on Saturday such as the Northeast Dubois girls basketball team’s trip to Hoosier Gym and several wrestling invitationals, there was still some basketball action taking place.

Here’s a brief rundown of Saturday’s prep sports action.

Boys Basketball

Hopf

Rangers 75, Vikings 69: Forest Park fought their way back from an 11-point first quarter deficit and a 42-point performance from North Posey’s Josiah Ricketts to win their third straight game.

After the tough first quarter, the Rangers responded with a 28-point second quarter to take a 39-33 lead into the halftime break and held strong in the final two quarters for the win.

Curt Hopf had a tremendous game for Forest Park as he finished with 26 points and eight rebounds on 11-for-13 shooting while Drew Howard and Isaac Uebelhor both added 15 points each.

Girls Basketball

Red Devils 77, Wildcats 46: It was a tough outing for the Jasper girls basketball team against Jeffersonville on Saturday as they fell on the road.

The Cats struggled to slow down the Red Devils as they shot 56 percent from the field with Nan Garcia’s 27 points (11-of-12 shooting) leading the way.

For Jasper, Kortney Ruhe’s 16 points and Brooke Nottingham’s 12 points were the top two scoring efforts while Claire Knies pulled in six rebounds.

Heckel

Patriots 48, Wildcats 33: The wins just keep coming for the Heritage Hills girls basketball team. The Patriots recorded their ninth straight victory by defeating Mount Vernon on the road on Saturday afternoon.

Heritage Hills jumped out to a 33-12 lead at the halftime break and held off a late Wildcat rally to ensure their winning streak would stand.

Rebekah Gordon led the Pats with a double-double with 18 points and 10 rebounds while Claire Heckel, Avery Neff, Nevah Barnett and Hadley Lytton each scored six or more points.




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