Prep sports wrap: 12/17December 16, 2018
From Herald Staff Reports
One local girls basketball team came away tournament champs while two wrestling teams had strong showings at invitationals packed with teams across the state.
Here’s a brief rundown of Saturday’s prep sports action.
Patriots 79, Wildcats 49: The Heritage Hills boys basketball team knew they had to bounce back after falling to Washington last Saturday and they’ve done just that by beating Evansville Central last Thursday and Mount Vernon on Saturday.
Heritage Hills only led by 10 points at the halftime break but the Patriots used a 24-9 advantage in the third quarter to distance themselves from the Wildcats and cruise the rest of the way to victory.
Murray Becher and Blake Sisley both finished with 24 points each for Heritage Hills in the win.
Pats win fourth consecutive tourney: Ever since the Perry-Spencer Holiday Tournament began in 2006, Heritage Hills has dominated winning 10 of the 13 titles — they won their fourth straight on Saturday night by defeating South Spencer 47-41 in the opening game and Tell City 47-28 in the championship.
In the win against the Rebels, the Pats were led by Rebekah Gordon who finished with 12 points and 10 rebounds while Nevah Barnett and Hadley Lytton both added 11 points each.
Gordon continued her dominance in the championship game against the Marksmen as she finished with 22 points and seven boards. Claire Heckel added eight points for the Patriots.
Cats take home second at invite: The Jasper wrestling team had a very strong showing over the weekend at the Bo Henry Classic at Bloomington North. The Wildcats finished second overall with 209.5 points, finishing behind only Castle who won the invitational with 271 points.
While no individual wrestlers took home first place finishes, several Wildcats placed second and third in their respective weight classes — Carson Mehringer (113, 2nd), Cameron Eckstein (120, 2nd), Reece Fromme (126, 3rd), Ian Giesler (132, 2nd), Cameron Weisheit (138, 3rd), Kole Terwiske (145, 2nd), Landon Betz (152, 2nd), Zachary Flynn (182, 2nd), Ashton Schuetter (195, 3rd) and Quade Popp (285, 3rd).
Raiders place fourth at Harrison: Southridge traveled to Evansville on Friday and Saturday for the Harrison Invitational. The Raiders placed fourth overall but Wyatt Kramer (285) dominated the weekend by winning his individual weight class with a 9-0 record with six pins.
Tucker Schank (160) and Weston Allen (182) both finished 8-1 on the weekend (Allen had seven pins) while Tanner Kane (120), Patrick Sander (132) and Sam Schroeder (170) were each 7-2 for the invite.
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