Local sports roundup – January 31


Tribune staff reports

Braves beat Cats on road; stay perfect in conference


Brownstown Central’s girls basketball team put up 28 points in the first quarter of Thursday’s road game and went on to defeat Mid-

Southern Conference foe North Harrison 72-66.

The Braves led 54-40 going into the final quarter, and the Cats outscored Brownstown 26-18 in the fourth. But it wasn’t enough to hand the Braves their first MSC loss, as they improved to 7-0.

Brooke Ebbing scored a season-high 32 points to lead Brownstown (15-1). She also had a team-high 12 rebounds. Also for the Braves, Kasandra Rieckers scored 16 points.

North Harrison was led by Kendra Lambert’s 29 points.

Owls finish strong for Hoosier Hills victory


Seymour built a 27-21 lead at halftime of Thursday’s Hoosier Hills Conference girls basketball game at New Albany.

The host Bulldogs pulled within 35-33 going into the fourth quarter, but Seymour scored 28 points in the fourth quarter and won 63-55.

In the final eight minutes, the Owls were a solid 15 of 18 from the free-throw line.

Morgan Ritz led the Owls (11-6) with 16 points on four 3-pointers and 4 of 4 from the foul line, while Emilee Pollmann had 14 points, and Maci Lubker scored 11.

Tigers can’t overcome slow start against Eagles


Crothersville’s girls basketball team was outscored 23-7 in the first quarter Thursday night at Austin and couldn’t recover in losing 71-47.

The Tigers pulled within 12 points in the third quarter and forced an Austin timeout. But they committed costly turnovers that prevented a comeback.

Katrina Christian was the only Crothersville (6-10) player scoring in double figures, leading the way with

17 points. She also had a team-high nine rebounds.

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