Prep sports wrap: 2/20February 19, 2019
From Herald Staff Reports
A few local basketball teams came through with key road victories while one local diver saw his season come to an end.
Here’s a brief rundown of Tuesday night’s prep sports action.
Forler’s run ends at regional: Heritage Hills’ freshman diver Lawson Forler saw his season come to an end at the Bloomington North diving regional on Tuesday evening.
After advancing to the regional by placing fourth at last Saturday’s sectional meet, Forler finished 19th with a score of 194.20. The top eight finishers advanced to this weekend’s State Finals.
Seymour’s Devin Ramsey was the regional champion with a score of 472.75.
Rangers 49, Titans 43: After a sluggish start, the Forest Park boys basketball team responded with intensity to defeat Gibson Southern in Fort Branch on Tuesday evening.
The Rangers found themselves down 17-11 at the end of the first quarter but they used a 10-2 advantage in the second quarter to pull ahead 21-19 at the halftime break.
While the third quarter was neck-and-neck, the Rangers used a 15-9 advantage in the fourth quarter to seal the victory. Curt Hopf broke a 33-33 tie early in the quarter and Forest Park never looked back from there.
Hopf finished with 18 points and 10 rebounds while Drew Howard also added 18 points.
Patriots 58, Tigers 45: The Heritage Hills boys basketball team just keeps rolling.
With their victory over Princeton, a team that received votes in the Class 3A poll, on Tuesday evening, the No. 4 Patriots have now won 18 straight games.
It was a close battle throughout but the Patriots were able to pull away late thanks to an 18-12 advantage in the final quarter.
Heritage Hills had four players finish in double-figures — Murray Becher led the way with 16 points, Simon Scherry scored 14, Cole Sigler added 12 and Blake Sisley finished with 10.
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