Rangers, Pats take different paths to victory

From Herald Staff Reports

Some say, “Slow and steady wins the race.” Others say to start fast and leave no doubts.

On Tuesday night, the girls basketball teams of Forest Park and Heritage Hills both reached victory lane but in different fashion.

The Rangers trailed for the majority of the game against Corydon Central before pulling away for a 45-36 victory while Heritage Hills dominated early and never looked back, rolling past PAC foe North Posey 66-28.

Forest Park (13-8) trailed by three points entering the final period of play but Kenlee Gehlausen scored all six of her points in the fourth quarter to help push the Rangers past the Panters — the entire Corydon Central team scored just six points in the fourth quarter.

Forest Park also had offensive help from Lanette Blume who finished with a team-high 12 points, Macie Zink scored nine points while Taylor Bayer added eight.

The Rangers will do battle with Barr-Reeve on Saturday for their next matchup.

Heritage Hills jumped out to a whopping 20-3 lead after the first quarter and did not slow down, leading 33-9 at halftime and 56-19 after three quarters of play.

The Patriots (15-1, 6-0 PAC) got scoring help from a plethora of different places, led by freshman Rebekah Gordon who finished with 15 points on 7-of-10 shooting from the field.

Also scoring in double-figures for the Pats was senior Kate Kaetzel with 12 points and senior Abby Wahl and junior Claire Heckel both added 10 points.

The Patriots have now won 13 straight games and have yet to lose a PAC battle, winning all six so far by double-digits.

Heritage Hills will travel to Perry Central tomorrow night for a battle with the Commodores.

The rest of Tuesday’s prep sports action:

Wildcats breeze past Tigers
The Jasper wrestling team defeated Princeton 59-14 on Tuesday as the Cats continue to impress after winning the Brown County Invitational last Saturday.

Non-forfeit winners for Jasper were Chase Mehringer (126, pin), Sam Bies (145, pin), Zach Flynn (170, technical fall) and Quade Popp (285, pin).

Jasper will be back on the mat this Saturday for the Jasper Quad Invitational which will also include Heritage Hills.

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