Rangers earn bounce-back win

Isaac Uebelhor

From Herald staff reports

Saturday featured another action-packed weekend slate of basketball games, and the Herald is here to cover all ground.

Prep boys basketball

Forest Park 80, North Posey 62: The Rangers (10-3, 2-1) knocked off the Pocket Athletic Conference rival Vikings on Saturday, bouncing back from Friday’s loss. They allowed 28 points to North Posey senior, all-time leading scorer Josiah Ricketts, but had four players finish in double figures Saturday, just like on Friday. Senior Isaac Uebelhor paced the team with 23, followed by 21 from sophomore Drew Howard. Junior Blake Hagedorn finished with 13, while fellow junior Simon Jacob ended with 11.

The Rangers will a home game against Jasper on Friday.

Prep girls basketball

Avery Neff

Hertiage Hills 61, Mt. Vernon 29:

The Patriots (14-4) won their fourth straight game on Saturday. The Pats had three players eclipse double figures. Junior Rebekah Gordon and sophomore Hadley Lytton tied for a game-high 15 points. Junior Avery Neff scored 11 to help come away with the victory in front of the home fans.

Heritage Hills is seeking its first PAC championship since 1996, and can take a big step forward with a win Tuesday at Gibson Southern. There are two conference games left for the Pats, with a Jan. 30 date against Pike Central being the other.

Barr-Reeve 52, Forest Park 50: Scoring 17 points in each of the final two quarters proved insufficient for the Rangers (14-7), who came up just two points shy on Saturday. The loss ended their winning streak at five. Senior Faith Zazzetti scored a team-high 13 points, and sophomore Amber Tretter was behind her with 10.

Forest Park returns to action Tuesday at PAC rival South Spencer.

West Washington 64, Northeast Dubois 43: The Jeeps (5-13) took their game to Knightstown on Saturday to face West Washington at Hoosier Gym, but dropped their second consecutive game. Northeast Dubois banked four 3-pointers, three by senior Madison Cave, who scored 10 points. Freshman Rhylan Kalb led the team with 11.

Northeast Dubois returns home on Tuesday against Blue Chip Conference rival North Knox. The Jeeps are 3-1 in conference play.

Prep wrestling

At Southwestern (Hanover): Forest Park was one of 17 teams to compete this weekend. Senior Isaac Brosmer went 3-1 and finished in second place in the 113-pound class, achieving his 100th career win. Junior Travis Haug also finished 3-1, and was runner up in the 126-pound class. Sophomore Patrick Recker finished in fourth in the 120-pound class with a 2-2 record, while sophomore Ethan Beckman also went 2-2 and ended in sixth in the 160-pound class. Forest Park finished 12th as a team with 83 points. Charlestown got the win with 216 team points.

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