Prep sports wrap: 1/16January 15, 2019
From Herald Staff Reports
It was basketball night for several area teams as Jasper and Southridge hit the road while Northeast Dubois and Heritage Hills looked to hold down their home court advantage.
Here’s a brief rundown of Tuesday night’s prep basketball action.
Jeeps 68, Bulldogs 36: The Northeast Dubois boys basketball team won their sixth game of the season on Tuesday night as they defeated Cannelton in front of their home faithful.
The Jeeps jumped out to a 19-4 lead at the end of the first quarter and stretched the gap to 39-14 at the halftime break. Northeast Dubois never looked back from there as they outscored the Bulldogs 29-22 in the second half.
Logan Dodd led the Jeeps with 13 points (nine points from downtown) while Reece Bauer (11), Marshall Knies (10) and Trevor Seufert (10) all finished in double figures.
Wildcats 75, Pioneers 65: Looking to break their two-game dry spell, Jasper bounced back with a road victory at Boonville to improve to 4-0 in Big Eight conference play.
The Wildcats and Pioneers were all tied up at 30-30 at halftime but the Cats used a 57-35 second half advantage to pull away for the victory.
Kortney Ruhe was a huge factor in the win for the Wildcats as the senior guard finished with a career-high 34 points on 11-of-16 shooting from the field and 11-of-12 from the free-throw line. Brooke Nottingham also added 12 points for the Wildcats.
Trojans 41, Raiders 39: The Southridge girls basketball team held a 10-point advantage heading into the fourth quarter but were outscored 19-7 in the final period as Wood Memorial came through late for the victory.
The Trojans and Raiders were all tied up at halftime but Southridge used an 18-point third quarter to pull ahead. However, Sydney Lamar and Cleo Dennison both scored six points each for Wood Memorial in the final quarter to bring them back.
Myah Montgomery led Southridge with 19 points while Monica Steckler added seven.
Titans 72, Patriots 56: They say all good things must come to an end and on Tuesday night, that happened to the Heritage Hills girls basketball team.
The Patriots saw their nine-game win streak and undefeated home record snapped as Gibson Southern defeated Heritage Hills in Lincoln City.
Morgan Vaal led the Patriots with a season-high 17 points while Rebekah Gordon (15) and Hadley Lytton (12) also finished in double-figures.
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