Prep sports wrap: 2/9February 8, 2019
From Herald Staff Reports
The Jasper girls swimming season came to and end on Friday evening at the IHSAA State Finals at the IUPUI Natatorium in Indianapolis.
While the Wildcats posted some strong times, they weren’t able to crack the top 16 in any of the seven events that they qualified for.
Carmina Armstrong placed 28th in both the 50 freestyle (24.63) and 100 freestyle (53.77), Megan Matheis placed 31st in both the 200 freestyle (2:00.09) and the 100 breaststroke (1:09.96).
The 200 freestyle relay team of Armstrong, Matheis, Leah Haas and Avery Henke placed 30th with a time of 1:43.97 while the 400 freestyle relay team of Armstrong, Matheis, Henke and Riley Sample placed 30th with a time of 3:49.02
Here’s a brief rundown of the rest of Friday night’s prep sports action.
Wildcats 65, Golden Aces 54: In a game that was a close battle throughout, Jasper took advantage in the fourth quarter and never looked back. The victory over Mount Carmel marks the Wildcats second consecutive victory and also keeps them perfect in Big Eight conference play — a win next Tuesday over Princeton would secure their second straight outright Big Eight title.
Reece Milligan kicked the fourth quarter off with a three-pointer for the Cats that got them going but it was senior forward Quentin Harmon that took things over late. He scored eight of his season-high 16 points in the fourth quarter and also added five rebounds.
It was also another solid night for senior forward Jared Englert as he finished with 16 points and 10 rebounds. Jackson Kabrick also chipped in 14 points and five assists for the Wildcats while Josh Weidenbenner and Reece Milligan added eight and seven, respectively.
Commodores 60, Jeeps 53: A big third quarter surge from Perry Central was enough to push them past Northeast Dubois in Leopold on Friday evening.
The Commodores led just 23-19 at the halftime break but a 17-9 advantage in the third quarter put them ahead 40-28 heading into the final quarter.
The Jeeps did outscore Perry Central 26-20 in the fourth quarter thanks to 14 points in the quarter from junior Reece Bauer but the comeback bid fell just short.
Bauer led Northeast Dubois with 24 points while Ethan Ziegler had another strong scoring game with 13 points.
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