Prep sports wrap: 1/9January 8, 2019
From Herald Staff Reports
A few girls basketball teams hit the road tonight with different results greeting them while one local wrestling team got a big home victory.
Here’s a brief rundown of Tuesday night’s prep sports action.
Titans 76, Wildcats 48: The Jasper girls basketball game entered Fort Branch on Tuesday evening the winners of 11 straight games. However, Gibson Southern made sure to put an end to that as they cruised to victory thanks to a big second half.
The Titans and Cats were tied at the end of the first quarter and Jasper only found themselves down by seven points heading into the second half.
However, Gibson Southern used a huge 20-4 advantage in the fourth quarter to pull away for the victory. Claire Knies led Jasper with 15 while Kortney Ruhe added 12. Tabby Klem’s 25 points paced the Titans while Meredith Raley added 22.
Patriots 59, Vikings 26: Don’t look now, but there’s a team down in Lincoln City starting to go on a little bit of a hot streak.
With their 59-26 conference victory over North Posey in Poseyville on Tuesday evening, the Heritage Hills girls basketball team has now won seven straight games.
The Patriots will try to make it eight straight against another PAC foe on Thursday as they host South Spencer.
No individual statistics were reported from this game.
Jeeps battle Titans, Chargers: The Northeast Dubois boys and girls swim teams traveled to Petersburg late Monday for a tri-meet with host Pike Central and Gibson Southern.
The Jeep boys were victorious with 114 points (Titans finished second with 104, Chargers third with 59) while the Jeep girls placed third with Gibson Southern taking home the title.
For the boys, first place finishers were Cole Tretter (200 freestyle), Colby Stafford (50 freestyle, 100 butterfly), Trenton Harrison (500 freestyle) as well as the 200 freestyle relay team (Tretter, Carter Beckman, Preston Brinkman and Dakota Roach) and the 400 freestyle relay team (Harrison, Tretter, Stafford and Pierce Brinkman).
On the girls side, the highest placing finishers were Anna Schnell (2nd, 200 freestyle), Emily Merkley (2nd, 500 freestyle) and the 400 freestyle relay team of Merkley, Schnell, Adelle Fravell and Sabrina Dunning that placed second.
Raiders 58, Tigers 9: In front of their home crowd, the Southridge wrestling team cruised to a rout of Princeton on Tuesday evening.
Several Raiders were victorious by pin — Tanner Kane (120), Patrick Sander (132), Trevor Hunefeld (145), Chase Taylor (220) and Wyatt Kramer (285).
Also victorious for Southridge was Tristan Boerner (113), Cayden Andrews (126), Carson Niehaus (138), Brad Springer (152), Tucker Schank (170) and Sam Schroeder (182).
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