Raiders, Jeeps cruise to victories on home ground

From Herald Staff Reports

The Southridge girls’ basketball team has had a mix of ups-and-downs this season but on Tuesday night, they had one of their biggest performances of the season — without their leading scorer.

Behind a combined 35 points from Kennedy Nalley, Monica Steckler and Tori Tretter the Raiders defeated Cannelton 55-29 for their fourth victory of the season.

Southridge has played these last two games without leading scorer Mady Neukam (11.4 ppg) as well as Peyton Nalley. Both Neukam and Nalley have been dealing with the flu and are hoping to return before next week’s sectional matchup against Vincennes Lincoln.

On Tuesday, the Raiders led 26-12 at halftime but would cruise away for good after a 19-7 advantage in the third quarter that saw them take a 45-19 lead heading into the final period.

The rest of Tuesday’s prep sports action:

Jeeps pace their way to victory
The Northeast Dubois girls’ basketball team was victorious 50-34 over Lanesville on Tuesday night in a game that was added to the schedule late.

With snow cancelling a few games for the Jeeps (14-6), coach Andy Chinn was hoping to add a few more games to the schedule and was successful with scheduling a meeting with the Eagles.

Lanesville held a one-point advantage going into the halftime break up 19-18 but the Jeeps would outscore the Eagles 32-15 in the second half to pull away with the victory including a 22-point fourth quarter.

Senior guard Adi Denu scored 10 of her 15 points in the fourth quarter while fellow seniors Tyla Rasche and Clare Mangin also provided a large impact with their shot, scoring 15 and 14 points respectively.

The Jeeps will have a tough battle on Thursday as they travel to Vincennes for a duel with Blue Chip rival Class 1A No. 2 Vincennes Rivet.

Jeep swimmers dominate
Both the boys and girls swim teams for Northeast Dubois had strong performances on Tuesday night defeating Vincennes Lincoln 71-57 on the boys side and 76-33 on the girls side.

For the boys, first place finishes belonged to Alex Bauer (50 freestyle), Colby Stafford (100 freestyle), Trenton Harrison (100 backstroke), the 200 medley relay team (Harrison, Stafford, Bauer and Carter Beckman) as well as the 400 freestyle relay team (Harrison, Stafford, Bauer, Cole Tretter).

For the girls, first place finishes went to Haleigh Meny (200 freestyle, 100 backstroke), Lauren Lorey (50 freestyle, 100 breaststroke), Macie Brinkman (100 freestyle), Emily Merkley (500 freestyle), the 200 medley relay team (Meny, Lorey, Brinkman, Merkley) as well as the 400 freestyle relay team (Brinkman, Merkley, Meny, Lorey).

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