Prep sports wrap: 12/29

From Herald Staff Reports

Even though schools are all on their winter vacations, that doesn’t mean the high school sports action has slowed down any with tournaments, games and meets all around.

Here’s a brief rundown of this past week’s prep sports action.

Boys Basketball

Englert

Wildcats 71, Bears 52: Looking for a bounce back victory after a home loss to Tell City last weekend, the Jasper boys basketball team recovered with an impressive road victory over Evansville Central.

Jasper started off hot with a 22-15 lead after the first quarter and never looked back from there as they outscored Central in every single quarter.

Jared Englert (22 points, nine rebounds), Reece Milligan (20 points, 12 points from three-pointers) and Jackson Kabrick (10 points, nine assists) all had solid showings in the victory.

Pats advance to title game: The Heritage Hills boys basketball team will play in the championship game of the PSC Holiday Tourney after defeating Boonville and North Harrison on Friday.

The Patriots defeated the Pioneers 53-35 and the Cougars 63-48 and will face Tell City in the championship game tonight.

Simon Scherry scored 41 total points in the two games (22 against North Harrison, 19 against Boonville) while Murray Becher and Blake Sisley also both finished in double-digits in both games.

Girls Basketball

Rangers compete at tourney: The Forest Park girls basketball team traveled to Bloomfield to compete in the Toby Yoho Classic at Eastern Greene High School. On the first day of the tourney, the Rangers were defeated by Brownstown Central and Cloverdale.

Forest Park lost the opener 44-35 to the Braves and then fell 54-39 to the Clovers.

Macie Zink finished with 15 points in both games and was the only Ranger to score in double figures in either game.

Patriots 36, Hatchets 30: The Heritage Hills girls basketball team was in action this past Thursday as they defeated a tough Washington team at home.

While the first half was rather low scoring with the Patriots ahead 14-12, they scored 11 points in both the third and fourth quarters to hang on for a victory over Washington.

Rebekah Gordon led the Pats with 15 points and eight rebounds while Claire Heckel finished with nine points (3-of-5 from three-point).

Swimming

Milligan

Cats split meet with Stars: The Jasper boys and girls swim team went head-to-head with sectional foe Bedford North Lawrence and Hamilton Southeastern on Thursday in Jasper. The boys were defeated by the Stars 100 to 73 but the girls defeated BNL 98-82.

For the boys, top finishers were Raife Milligan (third, 50 freestyle and 100 freestyle), Abe Eckman (third, 500 freestyle) and the 200 freestyle relay team also placed third (Milligan, Jack Henke, Noah Wagner, Connor Nolan).

The girls had two first place finishers. Carmina Armstrong placed first in the 100 freestyle with a time of 57.60 while Megan Matheis took home a first place ribbon with a time of 1:13.97 in the 100 breaststroke.




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