High school sports roundup – January 8

Girls basketball

Jennings County drops close one

JENNINGS COUNTY- Jennings hosted Austin in what ended up being a tight match up throughout most of the game.

Jennings County lead Austin by two at halftime, but a a big third quarter by Austin allowed to hold off Jennings County for the 78-75 win Saturday.

Callie Wilder lead the team with 23 points while Sidney Gerkin added 17. Alexus Brown also ended the game with 10 points.

Southwestern (Hanover) at Trinity Lutheran

SEYMOUR– Trinity Lutheran had a strong second half performance against Southwestern (Hanover) to win Saturday’s game 49-36.

Trinity ended the first half down by one, but held Southwestern to just four third quarter points to take the lead. Abby Hackman lead the team with 20 points.

Brown County loses big

ELLETTSVILLE– Brown County held strong against Edgewood in the first half of Friday’s game, but could not keep up in the second half.

The Eagles were within four points at the end of the half before Edgewood pulled away in the second quarter for a 52-39 win against Brown County.

Maddy Edds lead the Eagles with 12 points and Aubrey Hollander added 11.


Columbus East undefeated in 6-way duals

Columbus East went 5-0 in the 6-way duals on Saturday. East defeated Lawrence North 55-9, Greenwood 44-21, Evansville Reitz 55-13, Olden Count Kentucky 55-15 and Washington 66-9.

East had seven wrestlers end the day 5-0. Cayden Rooks (120), Graham Rooks (126), Dawson Combest (132), Jake Schoenegge (138), Andy Davidson (152), Jacob Bolte (195) and Austin Sheckles (220) all finished undefeated. Corban Pollitt (145), Hunter Dickmeyer (170) and Lane Good (182) ended the day with a 4-1 record.

Jennings County place sixth in invite

NEW PALESTINE– Jennings County placed sixth in the New Palenstine invite on Saturday.

Brendan Sutto (285)n was Jennings County’s only champion after going 3-0. Dalton Craig (126), Brook Wathen (145) and Zane Beineke (160) finished in second while Same Woolf (182) earned a third place finish. Victor Antunez (113) ended the day in fourth place.

Boys Basketball (Friday)

Jennings County falls on the road

BROWNSTOWN- Jennings County traveled Brownstown in hopes of delivering the Braves their first loss.

Tyler Vogel’s game high 27 points could not prevent the 75-65 loss suffered by Jennings County. The Panthers stayed within striking distance for most of the game as they went into the fourth quarter trailing by one.

Bret Sawyer helped keep Jennings County in the game with his 11 points, but a 25 point fourth quarter by Brownstown helped the Braves close the game.

Trinity Lutheran can’t hang on

INDIANAPOLIS–Trinity Lutheran walked into halftime with a slim three point lead against Indianapolis Lutheran, but a low scoring third quarter gave it right back.

Trinity ended the first half with a 20 point second quarter, then came back out of the locker room to only put up six points in the third before losing 61-53 to Indianapolis. Wischmeire lead the team with 20 points, hitting three 3-pointers in the game.

Henryville routs South Decatur

HENRYVILLE– South Decatur got down early against Henryville and never found a way to get back in the game.

The Cougars only scored three points in the second quarter on their way to a 68-48 loss. Matt Cornett lead the team with 21 points, hitting all five of his free-throws.

Brown County falls on the road

ELLETTSVILE– Brown County struggled in the second quarter at Edgewood Friday night and could not recover.

The Eagles ended the first quarter tied but an eight point second quarter gave Edgewood what it needed to grab the 60-50 victory.

Jordan Samples lead the team with 20 points and Ezra Scully added 11 points in a losing effort.