Prep sports wrap: 12/22

From Herald Staff Reports

A few area basketball teams traveled south on Friday night for battles with teams near the Kentucky border.

Here’s a brief rundown of Friday’s prep basketball action.

Boys Basketball

LaGrange

Red Devils 60, Raiders 51: In the first ever meeting between the two programs, Jeffersonville defeated Southridge after regaining the lead late in the third quarter and hanging on strong in the fourth.

Southridge led by one to end the first quarter but the Red Devils outscored the Raiders by six points in the second quarter to take a small 33-28 lead into the halftime break.

Southridge held a 38-35 lead in the third quarter but Jeffersonville once again responded and finished the game strong outscoring the Raiders 16-10 in the fourth quarter en route to the victory.

Colson Montgomery led Southridge with 24 points while Jaden Hayes added 11. Former Red Devil Joe LaGrange finished with six points in the return to his old gym. Darin Starks led Jeffersonville with 25 points.

Girls Basketball

Egbert

Wildcats 58, Rebels 26: It didn’t take long for the Jasper girls basketball team to find their rhythm in a 32-point victory over South Central (Elizabeth) on Friday evening.

The Wildcats won their eighth straight game after starting the night with an 18-6 lead after the first quarter. Jasper pushed that lead to 32-14 at the halftime break.

The second half was more of the same as the Wildcats defensive pressure never allowed the Rebels to score more than eight points in any quarter.

Reagan Egbert had another strong showing for Jasper as she finished with a game-high 18 points in the victory while Kortney Ruhe, Brooke Nottingham and Claire Knies all finished with eight points each. Jenna Baelz led South Central (Elizabeth) with 13.




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