Prep sports wrap: 12/7

From Herald Staff Reports

Thursday saw a few local girls basketball teams in action with one athlete putting on a standout performance in a tough road environment.

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

Girls Basketball


Raiders 54, Chargers 50, OT: As Southridge girls basketball continues its impressive three-game win streak over Pocket Athletic Conference foes, one Raider decided to leave an impression with her performance on the court.

Freshman guard Myah Montgomery had a tremendous game as she scored 38 points for the Raiders — almost nearly matching her brother Colson Montgomery’s 39-point mark he set last year he set against Perry Central.

Montgomery made 12 shots from the field (eight two-point shots, four three-point shots) and was also a perfect 10-of-10 from the free-throw line.

The Raiders held an 18-12 advantage at the halftime break but a 21-point fourth quarter for the Chargers sent the game into overtime. There, the Raiders outscored Pike Central 12-7 en route to the victory. Montgomery scored 10 of her 38 points in the overtime period.

Senior Mady Neukam added nine points while sophomore guard Monica Steckler chipped in six points.

Marksmen 49, Jeeps 34: Northeast Dubois held a slight 23-21 lead at the halftime break but saw the advantage evaporate as they were held to just 11 second half points as Tell City pulled away for the victory.

The Marksmen outscored the Jeeps 13-5 and 15-6 respectively in the third and fourth quarters thanks to strong play from Kammie Jo Hayes (15 points) and Ava Hilgenhold (13 points).

Madison Cave led Northeast Dubois with 10 points while Haley Reckelhoff added six and Hadley Fuhrman and Mia Smith both finished with six each.

Prep Swimming

On Thursday evening, the Jasper and Northeast Dubois boys and girls swim teams traveled to Tell City to compete in a tri-meet.

The Wildcats took home first place on both the boys and girls sides with 132 and 148 points, respectively. Northeast Dubois placed third on both sides (63 and 32).

First place finishers for Jasper on both sides were Madison Matheis (200 freestyle), Abraham DeLaCruz (200 freestyle), Connor Nolan (200 individual medley), Zoe Biggs (Diving), Avery Henke (100 butterfly), Raife Milligan (100 freestyle), Abe Eckman (500 freestyle, 100 backstroke) and the girls 200 freestyle relay (Andi VanMeter, Riley Sample, Claire Witte, Avery Henke) and 400 freestyle relay teams (Matheis, Sample, Henke, Andi VanMeter).

While Northeast Dubois didn’t have any first place finishers, they did have several other high placings. Those included Colby Stafford (third place, 50 freestyle), Anna Schnell (third place, 100 freestyle), Emily Merkley (third place, 100 backstroke), Preston Brinkman (third place, 100 backstroke) and the boys 200 medley (Trenton Harrison, Carter Beckman, Pierce Brinkman, Stafford), 200 freestyle relay (Preston Brinkman, Cole Tretter, Trevor Buechler, Beckman) and 400 freestyle relay teams (Harriosn, Tretter, Stafford, Pierce Brinkman).

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