Prep sports wrap: 12/5

From Herald Staff Reports

Tuesday night saw a few tough battles for our area girls basketball teams and also some tough competition for one local boys and girls swim squad.

Here’s a brief rundown of Tuesday night’s prep sports action.

Girls Basketball

Steckler

Raiders 59, Vikings 43: After starting out the season with an 0-7 record, the Southridge girls basketball team has now bounced back with two big back-to-back conference victories over Tell City and now, North Posey.

North Posey held a small 30-26 advantage at the halftime break thanks to a 20-point second quarter from the Vikings but that would soon change.

The Raiders outscored the Vikings 21-4 in the third quarter and never looked back from there, cruising to the victory.

Myah Montgomery had a career-high 26 points in the win while Mady Neukam (15) and Monica Steckler (11) also both finished in double-digits.

Braves 64, Rangers 54: After Forest Park came into the halftime break all tied up with Class 1A No. 5 Tecumseh, it looked as if the Rangers had a strong shot to pull of a big road victory.

However, the Braves outscored Forest Park 19-4 in the third quarter as they ended up pulling away late to remain undefeated.

Forest Park was led in scoring by Kenlee Gehlhausen with 14 points while Macie Zink added 13 and Ali Welp finished with 10.

Prep Swimming

Nolan

Cats drop tough home contest: The Jasper boys and girls swim teams competed against some tough foes in Castle and Jeffersonville. Both teams fought hard but were defeated by the Knights and Red Devils — Castle won the boys race with a score of 124 (Jeffersonville 113, Jasper 74) while the Knights won the girls meet with a score of 147 (Jeffersonville 119, Jasper 63).

On the boys side, the best finishes of the night went to Connor Nolan (third place, 100 butterfly), Raife Milligan (third place, 100 freestyle), Abe Eckman (second place, 500 freestyle) and the 200 freestyle relay team of Milligan, Nolan, Jack Henke and Noah Wagner placed second.

For the girls, top finishers were Zoe Biggs (third, diving) and the 400 freestyle relay team of Avery Henke, Andi VanMeter, Riley Sample and Madison Matheis placed third.




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