Wahl becomes Patriots all-time leading scorer

From Herald Staff Reports


During her four years at Heritage Hills, Abby Wahl has added accomplishment after accomplishment to her list. But the one she earned on Thursday may be the sweetest one yet.

With her 21-point, 10-rebound outing in the Pats 62-34 victory over South Spencer, Wahl became the all-time leading scorer in Heritage Hills basketball history (male or female) passing Tim Denning who finished his career with 1,320 points.

The victory for the Patriots girls basketball team marks their twelfth straight victory as they continue to ride this hot streak into the season.

Heritage Hills (14-1, 5-0 PAC) opened up the game with a 16-4 start in the first quarter and continued to coast for the remainder of the game.

The Patriots also had a strong performance from freshman Rebekah Gordon who finished with 12 points and eight rebounds.

The Pats will face North Posey at home next Friday in their next battle.

The rest of Thursday’s prep sports action:

Fast start leads Jeeps to victory
After seeing their nine-game winning streak come to an end at the hands of Forest Park on Dec. 21, the Northeast Dubois girls basketball team wanted to avoid getting stuck in a rut.

With their 64-13 victory over Shoals on Thursday evening, the Jeeps erased any thoughts of doubt anyone may have had about their team.

In last Saturday’s game against Boonville, the Jeeps allowed the Pioneers to keep it close for the majority of the way in the 40-30 victory but on Thursday Shoals couldn’t keep up with the Jeep firepower.

Northeast Dubois (11-5, 3-2) jumped out to a 17-2 lead in the first quarter — the Jug Rox wouldn’t score 17 points the entire game.

At halftime, the Jeeps led 37-4 which was their largest halftime lead in any game so far this season.
The Jeeps continued the attack in the second half to roll to their eleventh victory of the season.

Northeast Dubois was led offensively by Tyla Rasche who finished with 17 points (14 in the first quarter) and Clare Mangin who added 10 points. Nine of the 14 Jeeps scored in the game.

The Jeeps will play their next two games on the road as they’ll battle Southridge and Barr-Reeve next week away from Dubois.

Jeeps swim past Rebels
The Northeast Dubois boys and girls swim teams were both victorious over South Spencer on Thursday evening.

The boys defeated the Rebels 68-45 while the girls had a closer battle, coming out on top 64-62.

On the boys side, Colby Stafford finished first in the 200 freestyle (2:19.87) and the 50 freestyle (26.71) while Alex Bauer placed first overall in the 100 freestyle (57.93) and the 500 freestyle (6:15.94). The 200 medley, 200 freestyle and 400 freestyle relay teams all also placed first.

On the girls side, first place finishes went to Haleigh Meny in the 200 freestyle (2:38.80) and 100 backstroke (1:20.27), Lauren Lorey in the 50 freestyle (30.29), Macie Brinkman in the 100 freestyle (1:11.71).

The girls 200 medley relay team also placed first.

The Jeeps will swim at Pike Central next Monday in their upcoming meet.

Cats split at Tell City
The Jasper wrestling team split their two matches at Tell City on Thursday night, defeating the Marksmen 34-30 but fell to Pike Central 36-33.

Noah Heim (152) and Zach Flynn (170/182) were the only two Wildcats to win both of their matches by non-forfeit.

The Cats will travel to the Brown County Invitational tomorrow for their next meet.

Raiders fall to North Knox
The Southridge girls basketball team played one of their best first quarters of the season but were unable to hold on, dropping Thursday night’s game in Bicknell 57-33.

The Raiders (2-14) took a 17-15 lead in the first quarter with senior Tori Tretter scoring six of her eight points in the first period. Tretter was playing in her first full game back after suffering an injury in the season’s first game against Perry Central.

However, the Warriors outscored the Raiders 18-1 in the second quarter to pull ahead 33-18 at halftime and the deficit was just too much for Southridge to overcome.

Tretter and Mady Neukam led the Raiders with eight points. Southridge will have two home games next week against Northeast Dubois and South Spencer.

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