Trinity defeats Orleans
ORLEAN — The Trinity Lutheran girls basketball team won an up-and-down matchup 54-38 against sectional foe Orleans on Saturday.
Entering the fourth quarter deadlocked at 32, the Cougars dominated the final 8 minutes with a 22-6 effort to put the game away.
The Cougars opened the game with a 14-8 lead after one quarter, but only managed three points in the second as they trailed 18-17 at halftime.
Sophomore Maddie Roark led Trinity with 20 points and Abby Hackman recorded a double-double with 12 points and 11 rebounds.
The Cougars (7-2) will host Austin tomorrow.
Crothersville handles Rock Creek
SELLERSBURG — The Crothersville girls basketball team jumped to an early 15-5 lead in the opening eight minutes and never looked back in a 48-32 win at Rock Creek Academy on Saturday.
After leading 24-16 at the half, the Tigers scored 18 points in the third quarter to coast to the victory.
Crothersville junior Katrina Christian led all scorers with 18 points.
Senior Alexis Adair added 15 points and six rebounds.
Renayah Bailey topped Rock Creek’s scoring with 13 points.
The Tigers (7-3) travel to play Cannelton today.
Braves drop fifth straight
AUSTIN — The Brownstown Central girls basketball team lost their fifth-straight game in a tightly contested 33-31 loss at Mid-Southern Conference foe Austin on Saturday.
Neither team could find the bottom of the basket early, as the teams tied at 7-all after the first quarter.
Austin (5-3, 2-2 MSC) outscored Brownstown Central 11-4 in the second quarter, but the Braves flipped that scoring deficit at the end of the third as both teams were tied at 22.
Brownstown finished with 26 fouls to Austin’s 14, and the Eagles were 19-for-29 to the Braves’ seven-for-eight from the free throw line.
Freshman Payton Farmer led the Braves with 13 points and senior Morgan Wehmiller chipped in seven.
Farmer led the battle of the boards with six rebounds and fellow-freshman Brooklyn Snodgrass pulled-down five.
The Braves (5-6, 1-4 MSC) will host Clarksville for another MSC contest tomorrow.
Cougars best West Washington
CAMPBELLSBURG — The Trinity Lutheran boys basketball team relied on a strong second quarter in a 66-59 victory at West Washington on Saturday.
Down 14-12, the Cougars posted 19 points before the half and limited the Senators to eight for a 31-22 advantage.
Both sides scored 15 in the third quarter, and the Senators posted 22 points to Trinity’s 20 in the final eight minutes.
Trinity’s Keegan Rebber and Jacob Schult each tallied 15 points, while Daniel Horton tallied 12.
Noah Green topped the Senators’ scoring with 20 points.
Cougars senior Bobby Tabeling recorded eight rebounds of the team’s 25 total boards.
The Cougars (3-2) will host new sectional opponent Borden on Dec. 22.
Tigers drop back-to-back
BORDEN — While the opening minutes were close, the game got out of reach quick for the Crothersville boys basketball team at Borden on Saturday in a Southern Athletic Conference matchup.
Down 9-8 after the first quarter, the Braves amassed 21 points in the second and third quarters while limiting Crothersville to 12. The Braves outscored Crothersville 8-1 in the final quarter
Eli Mollet led the Tigers with 13 points.
Borden won the battle on the boards with 27 rebounds to the Tigers’ 24.
Crothersville turned the ball over 23 times in the contest.
On Friday, the Tigers couldn’t surmount a comeback after trailing 35-22 at halftime, as they fell to Springs Valley in French Lick.
The Blackhawks outscored Crothersville 13-8 in the third quarter before amassing 18 points in the final eight minutes of play.
Eli Mollet led the Tigers with 18 and Micah Mains added 10.
Friday, the Tigers (1-5, 0-1 SAC) will host Shawe Memorial on Friday.