Local sports roundup – December 30


Cougars drop game to Jac-Cen-Del in tourney

EDINBURGH — The Trinity Lutheran boys basketball team fell to Jac-Cen-Del 64-49 in their Johnson Memorial Hospital/Sports Plus Inc. Holiday Classic Tournament finale in Edinburgh on Tuesday.

The first quarter ended with both teams with 16 points, but the Cougars then began to fall behind. Jac-Cen-Del led 32-26 at the half.

The third quarter is where the Cougars really struggled as they were only able to post 8 points in the whole quarter.

The Cougars then couldn’t contain Jac-Cen-Del in the fourth quarter as they allowed 20 points.

Daniel Horton led the Cougars with 21 points and Jacob Rowe added seven.

Medora goes winless in Edinburgh event

EDINBURGH — The Medora boys basketball dropped a game in overtime to South Decatur Tuesday in the Holiday Classic at Edinburgh.

The Hornets came up short in a 74-67 loss.

The Hornets had 25 fouls throughout the game that gave the Cougars an advantage at the free throw line.

The Cougars scored 22 points from the line out of 38 attempts. Kam Flynn recorded a season-high 23 points to lead the Hornets, and Chase Booker had 12.

Tigers drop pair of games at South Ripley

VERSAILLES — The Crothersville boys basketball team dropped a game 70-47 to Oldenburg Academy and another, 75-56, to East Central on Tuesday at the South Ripley Tournament.

Versus Oldenburg, the Tigers only scored four points in the first quarter as Oldenburg Academy posted 21.

Oldenburg outscored the Tigers 18-12 in the second quarter to bring the score 39-16 at the half.

Both teams scored 31 points in the second half, but the Tigers were unable to make up for the slow start in the first half.

Against East Central, Tigers started slow and never did set a pace, as they went down 21-10 in the first quarter.

Mollet led the Tigers by scoring seven of his 21 points in the first quarter. Three of those points came from the line.

Things stayed the same in the second quarter as the Tigers were outscored 22-14 to bring the scored to 43-24 at the half, in favor of East Central.

The Tigers kept pace with East Central in the second half as both teams scored 32 points, but it was not enough as the Tigers could not erase the deficits of the first half.

Today the Tigers will play at 2 p.m. for the seventh-place game.