Three Pointers: Local teams preparing for regionals

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Heritage Hills coach Nate Hawkins is two wins away from reaching 100 wins as coach of the Patriots.

By Herald Staff 

Southridge and Heritage Hills will participate in regionals this week. Here’s a glance at our teams.


Record: 15-10

Opponent: Versus Paoli at Southridge, Saturday, 10 a.m.

Last Meeting: Paoli defeated Southridge, 48-44, Jan. 21, 2017.

1. Southridge senior Colson Montgomery rattled off 26 first-half points in the 58-44 victory against South Spencer on March 6. Montgomery finished with a game-high 38 points.

2. Opponents are scoring just 45.6 points per game against Southridge this season. On March 5, the Raiders held North Posey to 10 first-half points in their 43-33 win over the Vikings.

3. The Raiders will play in the friendly confines of Memorial Gym on Saturday. Southridge has won its last four games played in the gymnasium, including a 42-24 regular-season victory over Boonville on Feb. 25.

Heritage Hills

Record: 19-3

Opponent: Versus Silver Creek at Washington, Saturday, 10:30 a.m.

Last Meeting: Silver Creek beat Heritage Hills, 82-78 (OT), Dec. 28, 2019.

1. Heritage Hills earned back-to-back sectional championships with its 54-32 win over Boonville last Saturday. The Patriots have now won 11 sectionals, but have never won a regional championship.

2. On March 5, Pats senior Blake Sisley scored 40 points in a 62-51 victory over Evansville Bosse. Sisley now has scored 480 points this season. He trails only the 495 points scored by Tim Denning in 1997-98 for the Pats’ single-season boys scoring record.

3. If Heritage Hills wins two games on Saturday, Nate Hawkins would clinch his 100th win as the Pats’ head coach. Hawkins stands at 162-47 all-time. He is 98-21 in five seasons at Heritage Hills.

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